Saturday, November 12, 2022

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Release Blitz of Guard by Ellie Pond


Guard by Ellie Pond is now live!

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He’s grumpy, and no amount of her sunshine is going to fix him.

Flint Larsen understands what he wants, and it’s not Emma Davis. It’s not her curves, her genuine laugh, or the waves of red hair flowing down her back, begging for his touch. Why would a wolf shifter who wants nothing to do with his own magic want to bind himself to a witch?

Emma is on the verge of getting her thirty-year-old self together. A string of bad decisions has dumped her on her ass, including giving her ex-fiancé the down payment for his house and taking a job as a bookkeeper when she doesn’t do numbers. Finally, she finds a job where she can excel. There’s no time for a hot firefighter who tempts her to make more poor choices.

That is, until he kisses her.

With each shift, his infuriating wolf drags him to her townhouse. And Flint can’t help but turn up the heat once he’s there. Things get flaming hot between them, and Emma realizes Flint isn’t all grumpy ruffled fur. But when danger strikes, he must guard her, fated mate or not.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Guard is the first book I've read by Ellie Pond, and I don't know how I've missed her. The story was a lot of fun, and I like the world introduced in this series. At first, I kind of felt like things were moving slowly, but I think it was just me getting the gist of the Dark Moon Rising world. I do appreciate that the author doesn't bog the story down with info dumps but builds the world organically as the story progresses. Once I settled in, I was completely taken with this world and these characters. Flint and Emma are a combination of engaging and amusing, and boy, do the sparks fly between them (in more ways than one). Flint has so much trouble getting comfortable in his own skin, and Emma is just a mess with her luck. I love the push and pull between them as they go between banter, disagreement, and magnetic attraction. The story is well-written, and the characters are interesting and engaging. This may be my first read by Ellie Pond, but it won't be my last, and I'll be on the lookout for the next in this series.

About the Author:

Ellie lives in New England with her husband and children. When she's not writing you'll find her traveling or dreaming about her next trip. Visit her at



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