Review: Darkness Torn Assunder by Alexis Morgan

  
Darkness Torn Assunder (Paladins of Darkness #9.5)
Alexis Morgan
Kindle Edition
Published August 17th 2015 by Pocket Star
4 Star

Continuing the sexy, paranormal Paladins series where Darkness on Fire left off, this original e-novella features larger-than-life warriors in a secret army that battles evil in the modern world.
Fifteen years after Emmett Stone was unjustly imprisoned for a brutal attack, the true aggressor came forward to tell the truth about that fatal night. Shortly before Emmett’s release from prison, he’s visited by two men who understand his strange ability to rapidly heal from anything, and why he’s driven to protect those around him. And they have a very unusual job offer for him…
When Emmett cuts his hand at work, his boss insists he go to get stitched up. To keep up the charade of normalcy, Emmett goes to the free clinic, where he meets Jana. Instantly drawn to her quiet beauty and caring nature, he vows to protect her at all costs. But will his fierce protectiveness and hidden secrets cause Jana to run?

Review
For any that have never read the Paladins, this quickie is a good quick peek at the world and the mindset of pretty much all Paladins. Living as basically outcasts, they don’t know why they feel and do the things they do, but protecting and defending those smaller and weaker is inbred…it’s in their DNA. Emmett, recently released from prison after being wrongfully convicted, knows he is different, but when Trahern (a fellow Paladin) explains just who and what he is to him, Emmett decides that the man must be crazy. As Emmett learns to live in the free world, he bonds with Jana and the two begin a friendship then love affair. I truly love how sweet, kind and protective the Paladin men are with their mates, even as they try to push them away. The novella flows from romance to action seamlessly and I found it great to be back with boys again along the fault line. Enjoy!

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