My Defender (Bewitched and Bewildered #8) by Alanea Alder
When a mysterious illness begins to sweep through Noctem Falls affecting the children, Eleanor Kimball is called to the city to see if she can determine what is wrong. As a pediatrician Eleanor loves children and desires many of her own, however, after several dating disasters she has not only sworn off men, but has given up her dream of a family, and the promise of a destined mate.
After discovering Grant in Noctem Falls she is faced with her own insecurities and finds it hard to believe in his love.
Grant Douglas is a man of few words and doesn’t do well surrounded by others. He is scared to death of finding a mate. He believes the harshness of his past, where he struggled to survive, didn’t cultivate a gentle heart. After a series of terrifying nightmares where his mate is at risk, Grant has decided he doesn’t want a mate at all.
When he meets Ellie, he realizes there are some things worth fighting for. Even if it means putting himself out there by becoming the Alpha he was born to be and facing the power he desperately tries to hide.
As Ellie starts to believe in Grant’s love it will take every ounce their combined strength to discover why the shifter children are suddenly falling ill before it’s too late.
Title: My Defender
Author: Alanea Alder
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Shelves: Fiction; Romance; Paranormal;
Format: Kindle (2017 pages)
First of all, let me tell you how this review is written: after reading all 10 books in a row because I couldn’t help myself to take a break and write the review, I re started reading them again, one by one so I can write this. Crazy? NO!! that is just my excuse to re-read this series as much as I can.
I was so angry after I finished the 10th book when I figured it out that I stopped right down the middle when things got more and more exciting and I really need the next one like half a year ago! From what I can tell, based on the structure that the author is releasing these books, many another 10 books on the way??? Well that makes one like me a very happy person.
I started reading the “Bewitched and Bewildered” series when I was in a hunt to read some very hilarious books, and in every single thread somebody mentioned Alanea Alder’s books. Just let me tell you that they made me laugh out loud, got banned from reading them at night because my husband would lose his sleep from my laughter! Or ship me to another room and be quiet!!!
During my time making this review I have noticed that there are 2 sides of fans for the series: 1 part of which I am also an active participant which absolutely loved the books and find it hilarious and the 2nd part which gives reviews with words like immature, ridiculous and couldn’t even finish the first book to find out more that happens during the series. Well, I don’t blame which side you are, everyone is entitled to an opinion!
From my point of view, the story is so clever written that I absolutely am in love with every little detail. It is one of my all-time favorite series and can’t wait to see what happens next!
If you are a reader who prefers only books with a reality check and hates the dose of silliness written all over, I don’t think this book is for you. Usually when I read books, I borrow all it has to offer, so for me, personally, I loved being part of that world, and actually did not mind that much the down parts that maybe someone would categorize these series as a DNF (insta-love for instance or too much “Doctor Who” references).
My Defender is about two shifters, Grant Douglas a wolf shifter and Ellie Kimball, an elephant shifter.
The children in Noctem Falls become ill, but things look ok since Ellie is a pediatrician and she comes along with her grandmother who has also knowledge about care. Her medical research skills come in handy when they do not know how to save the children.
I think My Defender will show a lot of compassion and care toward Ellie, who is an over curly woman, and has been shamed her entire life about it. Grant on the other hand will make her feel beautiful and the fact that he has his own struggles while doing this will break you heart. Grant has been banned from his pack and has always thought he is a monster and that’s the reason why. It was heartbreaking to find out that when he joined the Units in the city, he has been self-learning how to speak and act like a proper person after being with the wild wolfs his entire childhood and adolescence.
I enjoyed how every new couple have other issues to settle, or different personalities and I just can’t wrap around how difficult it must be to make them unique but at the same time colliding with the world of Meryn.
Don’t forget to check out Alanea Alder’s website