Shattered Warrior (Dark Warrior Alliance, Book 1)

Brenda Trim,
Tami Julka

Detective Orlando Trovatelli is a Dark Warrior, and when it comes to love, he isn’t the smartest shifter around. When he arrives at a friend’s house, a female friend he believes should be married to him rather than to her abusive husband, he can’t believe she is dying along with her unborn child. He does everything in his power to save them and makes a promise to Jaidis to take care of her child.

Ember, a CSI for the realm police, enters the crime scene and her eyes laser focus on Orlando. He is the sexiest male she has ever seen. Watching his devastation over the loss of his friend is hard, and she wants to comfort him, which she finds really weird since she just met him. Time passes and feelings begin to bloom, but is Orlando able to set aside his past and let love grow?

“Shattered Warrior” is the 11th book in the Dark Warrior Alliance series and stands alone. Orlando is hot, sexy and all alpha. Ember starts out great but ends up being totally selfish and rather unlikable. Scenes between Ember and the Vampire Queen are confusing, and some emotions aren’t explained at all, leaving one scratching one’s head. Some transitions between chapters are rather abrupt. The other issue is that there are way too many characters to keep track of. There are quite a few editing issues, one being Ember’s name not being capitalized every time it’s used. Setting those things aside, if one likes shifters, demons and such, this book is one to enjoy!

Lynne Bryant