Max is a Warden, a sacred being burdened with the task of ensuring nature continues to thrive. Wardens are revered and to be afforded the respect of their stations at all times for they are passive beings, in constant danger from dark forces. Every warden has their own paladins, ancient knights born to protect, obey and serve. They are bound by honour, justice, courage, and above all, loyalty to their liege.
Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
The only problem is, Max has no idea what a warden is let alone a paladin. She’s been alone her whole life, causing natural disasters and bar fights everywhere she goes. Strange creatures stalk her every step, and she’s fairly certain she’s a chocolate junkie. Meeting a bunch of smokin’ hot knights seems too good to be true but she’s just desperate enough to believe them. After all, what harm could there be in a few days of rest and relaxation in a beautiful house by the beach, surrounded by a harem of muscle-bound warriors?
But there’s one thing she didn’t count on … Ryker.
The unofficial leader of the group of outcast paladins, Ryker is a perpetually premenstrual, growly, broody, insensitive jerk with no brain-to-mouth filter. He also happens to be the sexiest, hottest, most sensual man Max has ever had the pleasure of ogling. Six foot four of solid muscle, deep chocolate brown eyes, shaggy black hair and a rugged scar down one side of his face, he was Max’s every fantasy come to life. But the ancient knight is scarred with a tragic past and believes his soul is stained with dishonour. Coupled with Max’s own stubbornness and trust issues, she figures the chance of getting a happy ending is pretty slim.
But fate can be a fickle wench, as Max and Ryker soon discover in Warden, Elemental Paladins: Book One.
About the Author
Montana was born and raised in country New South Wales, Australia and the best part of her day is hearing from her readers!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed Warden. I had seen it recommended around, and I just hadn't thought about reading it, to be honest, but I'm really glad I did. When it comes to indie author's, there are just so many out there, that it's hard to get to the really great stories sometimes. There are times when you read a really great book and immediately start asking yourself why this person isn't more popular. It doesn't happen often for me, but that's what happened in this instance. I'm really glad I listened to the recommendation this time. Moving on. This story is really funny. Max was hilarious, and she made others have fun. All of the characters, except Ryker at first, had a really great dynamic. They got along well, and they sort of all fed off of each other's energy. It made the book a lot of fun to read. I liked that Montana Ash could have made this a very serious story, but didn't. I'm glad Ryker's character takes a turn, he was a bit of an ass in the beginning. Warden was fun to read, and I'll definitely check out the rest of the series.
Take a feisty, pint-sized woman drop her in the midst of a bunch of warriors including a grumpy, alpha male with a stick up his rear and what do you get? Warden. It was an explosion of one-liners and banter that kept me grinning and giggling throughout the book. Max, the heroine, is my spirit animal. Alone for most of her life, she’s a survivor and takes no crap from anyone not even a bunch of pretty men and women who have been around the block a time or two. Ryker is the unofficial leader of the ragtag bunch of warriors Max has stumbled amidst. He’s got a world of guilt sitting on his shoulders and a stick the size of Everest up his bum. The two clash and the chemistry sizzles. The other warriors add doses of humor into the mix while Montana Ash builds an intriguing world of magic. I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble the group gets into next.