Immortal Guardians Book 12
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New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in her “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) and “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.
Immortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.
A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.
Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.
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Straightening, Sean strolled toward her. “How many weapons are you carrying?”
Nicole stood. Gripping the lapels of the hoodie, she opened it wide enough to expose the 9mm. She would’ve carried a tranq gun, too, but it was bulkier than the other and harder to hide.
She peeled back both sleeves and showed him the wrist blades.
Turning away, she raised the back of the hoodie enough to display the extra mag she’d tucked in the back waistband of her jeans.
She grinned at him over her shoulder. “The weapons or my ass?”
He laughed. “Both.”
When she faced him once more, her stomach did a little flip. His eyes now bore a faint amber glow. Nicole pointed at his face. “You’d better not look at Becca with that glow in your eyes, or Nick will wipe the floor with you. He might not have raised her, but he watched over Becca while she grew up and is now a very proud and protective papa.”
He grinned. “I won’t. Becca is just a friend.”
Confirmation that he wasn’t interested in Becca shouldn’t affect Nicole, so why did she feel relieved?
Wait. Did his mentioning that his eyes wouldn’t glow around Becca because she was just a friend mean he thought of Nicole as more than a friend?
She nearly growled with frustration. Why did her mind keep veering in that direction?
“I’m going with you,” he announced suddenly.
“I’m going with you.”
“No way. The whole point of doing this is to see if Reed will attack again.”
“Exactly. That’s why I’m going.”
“No, you’re not.” She motioned to him. “Look at you. Even if Reed doesn’t recognize you from the other night, he’ll know you’re an Immortal Guardian and keep his distance. The whole point of this is to see if the attack was a fluke. If it wasn’t, two college girls will seem like easy targets and lure him into acting again, particularly if he thinks I’m drunk thanks to the beer I intend to accidentally spill on my shirt. If he sees you, he’ll keep his distance.”
Frowning, he glanced down. “I can change my clothes.”
“It isn’t just the clothes, Sean. It’s your face and hair and… everything else.” She shook her head. “Immortal Guardian males all look so much alike that you can pass for brothers.”
“Hey, the males aren’t the only ones. You and Becca could practically be twins.”
“Oh please. We don’t look that much alike.”
“But you look similar,” he insisted. “Same height. Same slender build. Same dark hair, dark eyes, and annoyingly cute nose.”
She laughed. “You are so weird. You think my nose is cute?”
“Yes, damn it. It’s freakishly appealing.”
Taking him by the shoulders, she turned him around and pushed him toward the door. “Go get laid, Sean.”
Laughing, he dug in his heels and faced her. “I didn’t say it turned me on.” Assuming a thoughtful expression, he tilted his head to one side, narrowed his eyes, and stroked his chin. “Although…”
Nicole shook her head with a grin.
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