Posted on December 28, 2015 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Dariel Raye, Paranormal Romance, Review / 2 Comments

SERIES: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1
PUBLISHED: September 27, 2015

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love. 
Calm Assurance 
A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet? 
When Asriel – Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession. 
With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive. 

I received an eArc courtesy of the Author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Dariel Raye is a fairly new author to me, as this is the second time I am reading her work.  I was impressed by her writing style and her character development in Dai’s Dark Valentine, therefore, when I was asked to read and review Calm Assurance I did not hesitate.
When I hear the term calm the first word that comes to mind is composed. The male protagonist, Asriel was the embodiment of this term.  He was sent to earth to provide assurance to the female protagonist, Malina that she would be safe no matter what.
Asriel is an Orlosia warrior. He is a descendant of the Nephilim and a law enforcer among his kind. He was assigned the task of guarding Malina Tarver. However, he felt he had better things to do than babysitting troublesome human beings.  In addition, he had no wish for history to repeat itself.  However, he had no choice in the matter, for when the Orlosian council speaks, one has no choice but to obey.
Malina Tarver had dreams of meeting a man who was interested in her for more than sex.  She was a magnet for trouble wherever she went. Currently, she is facing problems at work. However, she did not want to disappoint her brothers, as such she was determined to stand her ground. She blames herself for the death of her adoptive parents. Since then she has tried to make amends the way she thought was best.
From the moment, Asriel laid eyes on Malina, he knew there was more to her than what met the eyes.  The feelings she stirred within him was none like he ever felt before. It made him question his loyalty to the Orlosian rules.  Will he allow his feelings for Malina to take precedence over the rules he had spent his entire life obeying?
The development of the characters was as I expected. Ms. Raye provided sufficient background information making it easy for her readers to understand what drove her characters. I understood the turmoil that Asriel faced.  Making a choice is never easy, especially when you have to choose between the known and the unknown.  Malina’s feelings jumped off the pages of the book. I felt her frustration, her pain, and her desires.
Calm Assurance has a unique plot. It was an exciting read as I had no idea what was going to happen next.  This fast-paced read is filled with romance, suspense and drama will have you glued to its pages until the very end. While reading, several questions arose which the author addressed to my satisfaction.
If you love stories that feature a strong heroine and a badass hero, then you will enjoy Calm Assurance.  This is a must read for fans of paranormal romance. 

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  1. Dariel Raye

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review “Calm Assurance,” Nadene!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 🙂