Five years is a long time to lust after
a co-worker and not be able to make anything happen, at
least thatís what Sorcha thinks. She was in the same
orientation class for Guardians to the Wyrms as Connor.
Sorcha loves her job as a pastry chef, but lately, she has
been feeling unfulfilled in her job as a Guardian. Maybe,
just maybe, she should give up on ever getting Connor and
find something and somewhere new to start over.
Connor McKenna is a construction worker
during the day, but at all other times, he is a Wyrm
Guardian. For several years now, Connor has been thinking
about leaving the job, as the Wyrms are basically spoiled
kids who need nannies. However, he just canít leave while a
particular name alone will make him sweat and get him harder
than ever. Sorcha has been a need and want since the first
time he saw her, but Connor knows she is someone he will
never get a chance at.
When their wyrms come up missing,
Connor and Sorcha have to work together to find them.
Usually they just avoid each other unless they are verbally
attacking each other. Now having to stay close together,
neither Connor nor Sorcha can control the needs they have
put aside for years and the flames have never burned higher.
When the path puts them on the trail of a new and highly
addictive drug, Connor and Sorcha are placed into danger
that could snuff out the newly-released flames for all time.
Hard to Guard shows a
side of caring for dragons and wyrms that isnít seen all the
time.: that of the humans who give all their free time to
keep the dragons and wyrms safe and out of trouble. Sorcha
mostly enjoys her job as a wyrm guardian, but lately wonders
if she should begin looking for something else. Connor has
not been happy with his job as a wyrm nanny, but he does not
want to leave as that is his only access to Sorcha. Right
from the beginning, I could feel the built-up frustration
that both Connor and Sorcha feel. I was not surprised at all
when they exploded as soon as they were forced into close
proximity with each other for any length of time. It was
gratifying to see that both were able to keep a level head
when the danger could have been overwhelming. Hard to
Guard has an undercover alpha and a sassy heroine
along with just a bit of danger. Lovers of fantasy will
enjoy this unique look at the people who keep dragons safe.