the guardianBook Description:

Far from the mountains of Afghanistan, Abby Stewart found solace in the wild country of western Colorado. But after finishing one war, she was caught in another. In securing the crime scene, Lieutenant Michael Dance was more surprised to see Abby than the dead body. How could he forget her face after caring for her wounds and saving her life? And yet she didn’t remember him at all. That wouldn’t stop him from embarking on a high stakes investigation leading to much worse than murder. And if it helped jog Abby’s memory and soften her toward him, he wouldn’t leave her side until she was safe once more….



cindi myerAuthor Bio:

Cindi Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She’s written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Cindi thinks writers have the best job in the world.

She and her husband and their two dogs live in the mountains Southwest of Denver. When she’s not caught up in creating new characters and stories, Cindi enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, skiing and hiking. She’s also in demand as a speaker, teaching workshops and making presentations to both local and national writing groups.

donna update headshotDonna’s Review:

The Guardian by Mauri Myers is book 1 in The Ranger Brigade series. The setting is Black Canyon in the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. I enjoyed the storyline that Abby and Michael had both served in Afghanistan. Michael was an Air Force pararescueman (PJ) that literally saved her life. They coincidently or by fate meet five years later. Myers created several touching scenes where they discussed what happened five years ago because she does not remember Michael and a lot of what happened immediately after her injuries. The main storyline is a lot more intense and has them dealing with drugs, human trafficking, and immigration issues among others. Abby is studying to be a biologist when she comes across some information that she takes to the task force. This could be the break in the case they have been looking for. Although you have some closure for this story there are a couple loose ends that I assume will be addressed in future books. Both characters are very likable. Abby is trying to make a difference in the world. She is dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of being in the war. Michael is also trying to find his purpose while working on the task force with the border patrol.


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