The Bequest: A Guardians Novel (Romantic Thriller)

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Hope Anika, Jan 1, 2015 - Fiction - 438 pages
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Book One of The Guardians Series

Finalist, 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

Cheyenne Elias has inherited a child. A boy she doesn’t know and doesn’t particularly want; a boy whose mother was once Cheyenne’s most hated person in the world. There are a million reasons to walk away: her anger, her past, her certainty that there is nothing benevolent in this act by a woman who almost killed her. But abandoning the boy to a system she barely survived is not an option.

Will Blackheart has lost everything. His SEAL team, his country, and—upon occasion—his mind. Worse, he’s lost something that has the capacity to kill thousands. Left for dead in the Afghan desert, Will has risen solely to regain that which was taken...and to punish those who dared take it.

His only lead is the son of a dead woman. Her only goal is to save a child. As they come together in a clash of anger, mistrust, and potent, unwanted desire, Will and Cheyenne must put aside their differences and navigate the endgame of a woman for whom nothing was taboo…

Don’t miss the first installment of this intense, suspenseful romance series.

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I truly liked this book. there are a lot of gritty dark parts that while I think some people may take exception to I feel they make the characters and are intrinsic to the story. Action packed and HEA, no cliffhangers, but I definetly want to continue the series.

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Award winning novelist Hope Anika writes romantic suspense novels with strong female heroines and intense male leads.   Winner of Romance Writers of America’s Vivian Award and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, Hope is the author of The Guardians Series, The Getaway Series, The Evolution Series, and various stand alone works.  When not writing, she can be found in her flower garden.  She loves to connect with readers and can be contacted via her website at or by email at