Reluctant Guardian
Guarding Brecken Shaefer—a dark and dangerous rebel—is harder than it looks. Death was nothing like sixteen-year-old Alisa Callahan thought it would be. Resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity with her gram and best friend sounded like a dream come true. After all, enduring one torturous experience after another in her short life deserved some kind of reward, right?
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Guarding Brecken Shaefer-a dark and dangerous rebel-is harder than it looks.

Death was nothing like sixteen-year-old Alisa Callahan thought it would be. Resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity with her gram and best friend sounded like a dream come true. After all, enduring one torturous experience after another in her short life deserved some kind of reward, right? Unfortunately, eternal rewards aren’t given out so freely when you take your own life.

Required to pay the debt for committing suicide, Alisa must become a guardian. It sounds easy enough, but not when the boy she is forced to protect has a dangerous secret and wants absolutely nothing to do with her. Brecken Shaefer isn’t any normal teenager. He has special gifts that are sure to make Alisa’s afterlife miserable. When feelings develop between them, everything spins out of control. Not only must Alisa face her own demons- but to protect Brecken, she must face an evil so heinous that it threatens to destroy their souls completely.

Alisa is tired of hiding from her past. When the easiest thing to do is run, can Brecken give her the strength to stay?

 

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Reviewed by Cynthia Shepp
Violence
5
The MC commits suicide and there is murder in the book. The one that stands out the most as outright murder would be the girl, Nichole, that was sucked dry of her blood by a bite to the neck. Also, there is sexual abuse by her best friends father, to the MC and her friend. Rape and physical abuse.
Language
2
I think the only cuss word is damn throughout the book. Hell, but it is mostly used in context of the place.
Romance/Sensuality
2
There are a few instances of Brecken intimately kissing his girlfriend, a few kisses between him and Alisa.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
3
There was one instance where Brecken and a bunch of others were smoking weed. Alisa mentions at one time that she tried alcohol.

Supernatural Characters: Angels, Demons

About the Author
Melissa J. Cunningham

Melissa Cunningham (also known as M.E. Cunningham) was born in Oregon but grew up in Utah, where she was raised on a steady diet of fine literature from Charlotte's web to the The Trumpeter Swan, and then plenty of romances in her teen years. She now lives with her husband on a little farm in northern Utah where all she can see out of her back door is miles of pasture and stunning sunsets. Not only does she raise horses, dogs, cats, and chickens, but her five kids also. When Melissa is not writing you can find her spending time in the outdoors with her family or dancing wildly to rock music in her living room. She loves running, camping, and all things fiction--scary, mind-numbing stories preferred.

- See more at: http://www.melissajcunningham.com

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