In 1888, Kira Wall, surviving daughter of missionaries swept away in a tsunami, lives a primitive, but enjoyable life with natives on an isolated island in the South Pacific. But her serene world is turned upside down when an Australian merchant ship, commanded by the sinister Captain Darcy Coleman, arrives with an overabundance of modern and lavish goods. Kira suspects ill intent. Chief Ariki refuses to listen to Kira’s warning, forcing her to uncover the real plan of the captain on her own. Unfortunately, she has a distraction. A six-foot tall, blond, and handsome distraction. Trevor Marshall, doctor, and botanist, hopes to find exotic plants on the island to research new cures and medicines. He is dedicated to science, but when meeting the strong-willed, beautiful Kira Wall, he’d prefer to spend time researching her—all night.
The captain thwarts Kira’s attempts to call him out at every step, turning the village chief against her. With only Trevor and her best friend Malana, by her side, she stalks the captain and his officers through the dense, predator-infested jungle, toward the island’s inactive volcano. Frustrated by her failure to reveal the captain’s true intentions, Kira begins to think maybe she’s wrong about everything. Then an explosion and earthquake bigger than anyone on the island has ever seen renews her resolve. Was the blast natural or man-made? She is determined to prove it was the captain’s doing. Kira races against time and the island people’s naivety to stop the captain from destroying her home and killing everyone she loves.
Rating: 5 stars
Guardian of Paradise by W.E. Lawerence is an exotic tale that sweeps readers away into its plot. Action, intrigue, mystery and even romance are all portrayed inside this exciting story. Nature or human…a disaster truly caused by nature has led a woman to live with an island’s native people. All is well until new arrivers come and stir everything up…trust that was once given is now up in the air and those whom should not be trusted are…to find the truth readers will be led, in a race, for evidence, to prove what is most feared by one woman, Kira Wall. Kira finds a great distraction in the human form of a hot sexy and smart man. Trevor Marshall is a scientist. He is looking for cures until he finds Kira and then his only thoughts are of her. Can these two and Kira’s one remaining island friend, Malana, find the answers they need before everything they know and love is destroyed.
W.E. Lawerence is a talented writer whose words leads readers deep into a jungle of secrets, danger, and surprises. Three people out risking their lives to find what they need to prove that the new arrivers are behind destroying their only home and lives. But it’s hard when the new arrivers are good at convincing the chief of the native people to trust them over the three friends. So many times has Kira Wall looked like a fool, now, determined more than before, she will prove that she’s right about the newcomers. I loved following the misunderstandings, the sparks, and the fear of the characters. They made the scenes vivid and real. Guardian of Paradise is definitely one novel readers don’t want to miss. There is everything inside this read, to lure, readers to its pages and keep them lured on the last page. Overall, I highly recommend this adventure novel to readers everywhere.