by Delilah Devlin
“Guarding Hannah” is the second book in the ’Brotherhood Protectors Yellowstone World: Team Wolf’ series. This romantic suspense story by Delilah Devlin pulls you in right away and keeps you turning the pages to see what’s going to happen next. It’s part of multiple interconnected serious in the Brotherhood Protectors universe, but everything is written in such a way that you can jump in anytime without being lost or confused.
Taking advantage of a long weekend to find some peace and quiet in the wilderness, Nate “The Edge” Edgerton and his K-9 partner and best buddy, Pierce, are exploring the area together. They are both former military, Pierce having been medically discharged because of injuries sustained while serving with Edge. Their relaxing outing goes in an entirely different direction when they come across to men in the act of wolf poaching. Wildlife photographer Hannah Mackey emerges from her camouflaged hiding spot to assist in bringing the criminals under control. Everything gets even more complicated it’s revealed that the criminals are members a local paramilitary group who call themselves the Real Patriots; one is even the son of the group leader. After the now injured men are taken into custody, the leader of the Real Patriots vows vengeance.
Hannah and Edge are alike in many ways, including that they each tend to enjoy their own company whenever possible. Yes, he’s close to his teammates and she’s close to her family, but neither thinks anything is quite as satisfying as being alone. Until, of course, they are together. From their first meeting sparks fly, and then the situation puts them in forced close proximity. The connection between them blossoms very quickly but it feels authentic. Hannah has a wonderfully independent personality, although she begrudgingly acknowledges that she can be unreasonable about it sometimes. Edge understands and admires her; he has no desire to change her because he thinks she’s great. Secondary characters in the story are very important, and extremely entertaining. They help move the story forward and frequently provide lighthearted moments to ease the building tensions. The ending was excellent and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!