Friday, January 4, 2013

The Guardians Heart by Michel Prince

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Case Thomas is always in control whether its on the basketball court, the lab where he works, or in his love life. He thinks he has everything all figured out. All that changes when his parents pass away during his last year of college and Case is thrown into fatherhood when he becomes temporary guardian to two adorable twin toddlers. Weeks later, exhausted and running out of time, Case must decide if he's ready to become a father to these children, or give them up and move on with what's left of his life. Then he meets Gabbie Vaulst.

Gabbie is amazing with the kids, owns her own business, and has all the right curves in all the right places. She can tell Case is attracted to her, but does he really love her or is he just settling for a surrogate Mom who can wrangle his new kids? Knowing that she's falling in love with him, she chooses to push him away until his world straightens out. Can Case prove to Gabbie, and himself, that his feelings are real? Or is this sudden family too much for both of them to handle?

The odds, as well as members of their past who've come out of the woodwork, are against them, but when kids are involved, all bets are off.


What could be harder than losing your family to death, well really the situation faced by Case Thomas in The Guardians Heart he loses his family but is left with the responsibility of twin toddlers. I loved that Chase was willing to give up everything that was going on with his life to pick up those twins and take on the roll of their dad.

Relationships are hard, then add the stress of an instant family and even further that with the question of are the feelings I have one of gratefulness for being rescued or of love. Gabbie is put in an unenviable situation with Case and the twins.

This is an emotional book with a sexy, new to being the dad Chase and a woman with it all together Gabbie. It was a captivating read and you could almost feel the love for the babies that Chase has. I am impressed with Ms. Prince ability to convey the tangle of emotions that are felt both by Chase and by Gabbie at the situation they have of a romance wrapped up in finding your way as a new parent.





Case rushed through the doors of the daycare center as if on a mission. Gabbie was talking to Mandy and a few of the mothers were picking up their children in the lobby when he took Gabbie’s face into his hands and kissed with a passion that shook her to her knees.

As his velvet tongue was delving into her yearning mouth, she lost all thoughts of decorum. All those near misses, all those fantasies she’d been having held no weight against the feel of his lips on hers. His fingers tangled in her hair that she had left down and just when she thought she was going to explode, he separated their lips, but still held her close.

“There will never be a perfect moment to kiss you. I have two kids now that will destroy any romance I try to bring into your life. But I will bring it as often as I can because you’re the first thing ever that instantly felt right. And it isn’t for the last few weeks. It’s for the last few years. If I’d met you a year ago I would have felt the same way I do right now. I want you. I hope you can handle me and all issues I have right now because I’ll give up a lot, but I won’t give up you.”

“Marry him. Marry him now,” Mandy ordered and Gabbie slapped her away but kept her eyes locked on Case’s.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy.



  1. thanks for hosting me today and for taking the time to review my book

  2. That's a passionate kissing scene. I'm glad to read that the heat rating is a 1--a kissing book. It seems that so many that I'm coming across now have a much higher heat rating. I like to mix it up that way. Usually, when there are kids in the book, it can put a moneky wrench into the steaminess!

    1. I was surprised by the 1 heat rating. Most give a two or three. I hope that doesn't change your mind about the book. There is a good balance when the kids are around I promise. But then again one person's 1 is another's 5. That's the hard part about ratings.

  3. I was torn between the 1 and the 2 heat rating, the heat rating is the hardest for me because you are so right it is extremely subjective and it can even vary when a book I may think its 3 at one time and a 2 or a 4 at another. The passion and the heat are very well written and not "trashy" in any way, I think you will enjoy the book.