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Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2020
Kris Michaels consistently produces extraordinarily excellent work. The diversity and strength of her characters alone would carry a story. But, each and every storyline is finely crafted with the right mixture of drama, action, suspense, mystery and romance in support of the characters. Her female characters are as strong and capable as as their male counterparts. To date, I've read every one of the Guardian series and have yet to experience one iota of disappointment in a book. Maliki is no exception.
Dr. Maliki Blue is a man defined by his past or maybe because of it. He's been a man in transition ever since a bitterly disappointing family event. Now he's returned to the "scene of the crime" at his mother's request. A local crime puts him on the radar of a local sheriff's deputy, Poet Campbell. Poet is the real deal; good at her job, is unflinchingly honest, and knows what she wants. She recognizes that Maliki may be the answer to the help she needs to investigate a series of murders in the county. Add to that, her attraction to the sexy doctor is off the charts. They team up along with Guardian to do some under the radar investigating. The more time Mal and Poet spend with one another the more their feelings align. Carving out a future may be just what the doctor ordered.