When the Crystal Guardian, Pieter, handed over the danburite crystal to eight-year-old Sera, he intended her mother be the one to release the cursed warrior from the crystal. But Sera's heartfelt wish upon the crystal somehow frees Danbur from his prison. Worse, she bonds with him. Danbur now has no chance to break his curse, and despite all the magic at Pieter's command, this is a mess he has no idea how to resolve.
Danbur is entranced by the little girl. In the weeks remaining before the crystal takes him again he resolves to protect her--even if it means clashing with her mother, Opal, a damaged young woman who doesn't trust any man... let alone a warrior struggling to make sense of an alien world. Danbur is drawn to Opal, and if he had more time he would do his utmost to thaw a heart frozen by fear of pain and betrayal. But his priority must be helping her young daughter cope with the side-effects of the bond.
Resisting this complex, compelling stranger is taking all the willpower Opal possesses. And then her past catches up with her, catapulting her back into the media spotlight and bringing her to the attention of the powerful man who once ruined her life. With Sera in jeopardy, Opal is forced to turn to Danbur, the man she can't bring herself to fully trust. All she can do is hope his claims about his mysterious 'connection' to Sera aren't the stuff of fantasy after all. But what Opal doesn't realize is that the clock is ticking. And Danbur's time is about to run out.
Paranormal romance; 100,000 words
Other Books in the Crystal Warriors Series:
~The Crystal Warrior (Book One)
~Ruby's Dream (Book Two)
~Jade's Choice (Book Three)
~The Crystal Warriors Series Bundle (Books One to Three)
More books by Maree Anderson:
~The Seer Trilogy (Seer's Hope, Seer's Promise, Seer's Choice)
~The Freaks series (Freaks of Greenfield High, Freaks in the City)
~Liminal (Book One of the Liminals series