Ashwin (Gideon’s Riders, Book #1)
ARC from Net Galley
The first book in the follow-up to Kit Rocha’s bestselling BEYOND series…
Gideon’s Riders, Book One
Lieutenant Ashwin Malhotra is a Makhai soldier—genetically engineered to be cold, ruthless. Unfeeling. His commanding officers consider him the perfect operative, and they’re right. Now, he has a simple mission: to infiltrate Gideon’s Riders, the infamous sect of holy warriors that protects the people of Sector One.
He’s never failed to execute an objective, but there’s one thing he didn’t anticipate—running into Dr. Kora Bellamy, the only woman to ever break through his icy exterior.
When Kora fled her life as a military doctor for the Makhai Project, all she wanted was peace—a quiet life where she could heal the sick and injured. The royal Rios family welcomed her like a sister, but she could never forget Ashwin. His sudden reappearance is a second chance—if she can manage to touch his heart.
When the simmering tension between them finally ignites, Kora doesn’t realize she’s playing with fire. Because she’s not just falling in love with a man who may not be able to love her back. Ashwin has too many secrets—and one of them could destroy her.
My book Review – First this is a spin -Off of Beyond Series. But I have only read some of that series and had no problems following the book.
Set in Sector 1 – Ashwin is sent in to infiltrate Gideon’s Raiders. Ashwin is a genetically engineered solider and alpha as they come. He didn’t expect to see Kora -who had been part of the Base . Ashwin went in thinking one thing and as the book proceeded he changed – became more human and a softer side toward Kora and humans. Kora is a doctor that feels everything and has escaped the Base to be part of Gideon’s family. Ashwin and Kora is great together and as the book proceeds and secrets are revealed you see the two become one. A great first book and look forward to book 2 Deacons book. Lisa