Guarded Beginnings

Denise Arensal is supposed to be protecting a brother and sister not confronting her past in the form of two overgrown Norik first gens, especially since her memories of that time are not ones of love and devotion on their part. Davik and Camin know that they have to win Denise's trust, but they did not expect to have to confront their own behavior at the root of the problem.  They've decided to tease and tempt, seduce and sex her into their arms and lives, but Denise wants more than bed space and tolerance, she wants love.  But things are heating up in the form of repeated mercenary attacks and rebellion on the part of the sister.

Rebecca Airies is a great author.  This is the second book in her Norik series, but can be read as a stand-alone since there are no references to the previous book.  I love Ms. Airies turn of phrase and ability to draw a picture in the readers mind. The conflict and resolution were wonderful, I really hate it when the heroine just rolls over and gives up, but Ms. Airies is queen of the spunky heroines and they like to give their men hell.  All in all a great way to while away the late summer afternoons.

Book Blurb for Guarded Beginnings

Denise Arensal is stuck on an isolated planet, trying to protect a man and his flighty sister. When help arrives, at first she’s thrilled, but then she sees the two men from her dreams. Memories of another time tell her she can’t trust them. Yet, her fears can’t hold back her desires…
Davik and Camin know she’s wary of them. They seduce and tempt her into giving them what they want—her love and trust. They entice her closer with teasing kisses and carnal games, determined to show her they belong together.
Denise needs to know if the men are offering more than just hot sex and a warm bed, but there’s little time to find out. Between sensual stolen moments, ever-increasing mercenary attacks make every day a fight for survival. The trio will have to rely on each other if they want to make it off the planet alive.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 4.00