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Fire Maidens: London

Billionaires & Bodyguards, Book 2
Written by: Anna Lowe
Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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A lionhearted hero + scheming shifter factions = unforgettable paranormal romance!

“Rebel with a cause” Gemma Archer flees Boston, one step ahead of a creepy stalker. Now she’s in London, trying to build a new normal and absolutely, positively not getting involved with any men. That is, until an irresistible stranger prowls into her life. Liam is a sweet, sexy modern-day knight who sparks her sizzling desires. The problem? He’s as loony as some of her relatives. Dragons? Lion shifters? Werewolves? The poor man really seems to believe the tales he spins.  

Liam Bennett is fresh out of the military and doing his best to adjust to civilian life. But fitting in was never his forte as a shifter of mixed blood. He’s part lion - a member of London’s most noble family - and part rogue, with “undesirable” dragon blood. When the Guardians of London hire him to help maintain law and order, Liam jumps at the chance to prove himself. 

Soon, he discovers nothing is as it seems - not among his allies, enemies, or even his own family. The only thing he can be sure of is the danger Gemma is in. A deadly foe has stalked Gemma for thousands of miles, and Liam has no choice but to spirit away his destined mate to his ancestral dragon home - the remote castle in Wales he’s been avoiding for years. But hiding out is not enough. Can Liam and Gemma survive cunning enemies and the deceptions of the past? 

Anna Lowe’s Fire Maidens: Billionaires & Bodyguards series: Danger lurks over Europe, where a ruthless dragon clan plots to seize power in the grandest, most glamorous cities. The guardians of old have summoned a new generation of shifter heroes to protect the castles, cathedrals, and cobblestoned streets of their ancestral homes and to seek out the last of the Fire Maidens, women coveted by the dark lords for their royal blood. Those women are absolutely off-limits to the young warriors tasked with protecting them. But destiny, of course, has other ideas....

©2019 Anna Lowe (P)2019 Anna Lowe

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  • jennine.
  • 2019-09-28

Recommended series

What a beautiful romantic story. I was left feeling all warm and fuzzy. Mind you there was lots of drama, plotting and  sneaking about as well.
  I enjoyed the london sights and  the paranormals that blended into the very structure.
Another satifying book by an author that has become one of my favourites. RECOMMENDED and  please read in order for best enjoyment.
The narrator did a perfect job as usual , so all l heard was the story unfolding.

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  • LeMiliere
  • 2019-09-26

Gemma and Liam

Gemma fled to London to escape a stalker in the US. She's settled in well, is house-sitting on a long-boat on the canal and has a job she enjoys in a bookstore. But her main driving force seems to be good causes of all kinds and whilst traveling on the tube to a rally she sees a man very similar to her stalker. Just when it looks like he's going to attempt to get too close a tall attractive man gets on the tube and stands between them. This is Liam, a lion shifter working for The Guardians of London.

She's decided to avoid men, but that is impossible to do when she instantly feels a connection to Liam her rescuer. But when he starts talking about her being in danger from dragons and tells her about other shifter species she believes him to be suffering from some form of mental disorder just like her father.

Liam is a shifter of mixed blood, his father was a dragon and his mother was a lion. He's an anomaly and looked down upon by his pureblood lion relatives. So when he's offered a job with the Guardians, he accepts hoping to prove his worth to them. The same day he met Gemma on the tube he was given a new task by them, meet, seduce and mate the newly found Fire Madien who just happens to be Gemma. His skills will be put to the test as he attempts to keep Gemma, his mate, safe not only from their enemies but also from the Guardians themselves.

There is lots more I could tell you but that would involve more spoilers than I want to give so I will just say that I loved this book, I loved Liam who was so loving and strong, I loved Gemma who was such a strong and good person and I really liked the main supporting characters, Garath a raven shifter and Sergio Liam's friend and one sexy wolf shifter!

The narrator of this book is the super talented Kelsey Osborne, the voice of Anna Lowe who always delivers a moving and exciting performance which always brings all the characters to life. I love the way this author and narrator work together to deliver books of such quality. The research of the locations for this book carried out by Anna Lowe was very thorough, I know well the areas in both London and Wales featured in this story and her descriptions are bang on! I am really looking forward to the next book in this series.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • Vicki
  • 2019-09-21

Action, romance, suspense - loving this series!

I don’t know how Ms. Lowe does it. This book was so good! There were times when I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. If you like paranormal romance, you will love this book. She is an outstanding author!

The next Fire Maiden has been identified—Gemma. Liam and Gemma first meet on the Tube (London Underground) when she is being stalked and their connection is almost immediate. She fled to London because she was being stalked in Boston.

The Guardians of London tasked Liam, a mixed-blood lion shifter, with mating Gemma (she really is his mate), producing a child and then turn that child over to the Guardians to be raised. If he refuses, one of the others will be more than happy to step in and handle the task. Liam is surprised that the Fire Maiden is Gemma.

Liam talks to her about shifters, dragons and other supernaturals and she thinks he has PTSD and a little crazy. Her father had been telling her about dragons and she never really believed him but eventually puts two and two together. Her father spoke of the same things that Liam spoke of. When a dragon is after her, circling the boat she is housesitting, Liam rescues her and she witnesses his shift. The pace of this book is great! As with Ms. Lowe's other books, I got lost in the story. I couldn’t believe it when I was listening to the epilogue because I didn't want it to end!

Gemma turns out to be a very strong person when eventually confronting the Guardians, specifically Elektra, who was a b!tch. This book has a lot of drama and suspense and very good fight scenes with the villains.

Liam’s friend Sergio has a large role in this book and he was awesome! He had Liam and Gemma’s backs throughout the book. The ending was a good set up for Sergio to have his own book and I hope he does.

Kelsey Osborne did a great job, as usual, with the narration. I was given this free copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 2019-11-21

Fire Maidens: London

Just like the first book in this series, I absolutely loved this book! So much action and love as well as attempted deception and an awesome surprise with our lovely shifter this time. I don’t want to give anything away but will tell you that you will love this book!

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  • Faythe
  • 2019-11-18

Can Love conquer disbelief?

I have been a long time fan of Anna Lowe's work, and this book lives up to the expectations i have had for her.

You start the book with a young woman, Gemma, who is heading out to a protest in London for a cause she feels is right. During the first scene of the book you find out a bit of her backstory that she is in London to escape from a stalker, while a different stalker appears to advance on her.

The enters Liam, a lovable lion shifter from her Paris book featuring in his own story. He interferes with the guy on the subway saving Gemma from the guy cornering her on the subway. They seem to fall into an intense attraction until they have to go separate ways, her to the rally, and he to a call from the Council.

Liam then learns that Gemma is a Fire Maiden and the council orders him to seduce her. Which goes against everything both Liam and his lion believes in. Liam heads to guard Gemma, while trying to convince himself that he will win his mate legitly and not by order of the Council. When Liam comes to Gemma with a story about dragons out to hunt her, she feels like he must be suffering from PTSD, even though her father goes on about the same thing. Even though she doesn't believe him she can't seem to tell him no, thus starting his position to guard her.

Will these two be able to work everything out? Will Gemma be able to stand up not only to the Lombardi's but also to the shifter council? Read the book to find out more I don't think you will regret it.

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  • Lenore
  • 2019-11-05

Great Book

I love her series. I love the romance and the plot. I also like how she just doesn’t end it without not know what happens after.

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  • trufriends
  • 2019-10-23

does not disappoint

Anna does it again with this amazing story, it is another must read and/or listen to.

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  • Shayay19
  • 2019-10-11

Fun, sexy, sweet shifter adventure!

The narrator does a good job. She gives a solid, clear performance. I’d like to hear more emotion come through her voice, but I’d recommend listening.

Fun series! Loving that each book is at a different famous city; cool for the characters to interact with some of the famous sites. Sweet connection between Gemma and Liam. Heartfelt and steamy! As always, love the shifter aspect. Lions and dragons in this one! The characters are still dealing with the old timers being stuck in their way; man they need to change with the times. Liam is trying to protect Gemma, but that can be difficult with multiple enemies on the loose. I liked the backstory with Liam and seeing the growth within him. Entertaining read! Looking forward to reading the next book that takes place in Rome!

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  • VaWineLover
  • 2019-10-07

Lions, dragons, wolves, even a raven shifter

First I must confess that I love every Anna Lowe book I have ever read or listened to. I had already read this book when Anna offered me the audiobook and I jumped at the chance to hear Kelsey read it for me. She has the kind of sweet voice that makes all the characters come alive. My review is voluntary.

If you read the first book in the series that takes place in Paris, you met Liam the lion shifter. A former member of the French Foreign Legion, he and his friend Sergio are currently working for the Guardians in London. When he meets Gemma on the subway his lion is sure she is his mate, but an important meeting with the Guardians forces him to leave her to her protest march and meet up with Sergio. He can't believe his ears when Gemma is the subject of the meeting. Apparently, it has been determined that she is the Fire Maiden that they have been searching for to strengthen the spells around London and bring some peace to the shifters who live there. His mission is to find her, woo her, mate her, and bring her back to the Guardians who then plan to control them. His lion is all in on the first three, but the control thing is not going to happen. First, he has to protect her from the evil Lombardis and then he has to tell her about shifters. Hoping she will go for the mating bite will have to wait until he can explain everything to her. Gulp.

I can't wait to get Sergio's story. He obviously is not thinking about a HEA, but I am betting he will get one!

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  • Pam louis
  • 2019-10-01

I loved this

While this is book 2 you can jump to this story both are complete with happy endings. They just let you fall in love with the guy who will star in the next story 🥰
Gemma Archer is from Boston in the USA but she had to Escape a crazy stalker and ran to London where her dad lives. She has the things she needs to do and people to help so the last thing she tought to add to her life would be a crazy guy who thinks there are Dragons, lion shifters, and werewolves like her loving but crazy dad does. What's a girl to do?
Liam Bennett is just out of the military and and working for the Guardians . He just transferred to London after helping his friend and his mate in France ( read book 1) it's so good! ♥️
His job here is to protect London, maintain law and order. The other lions look down on him not because of his 1/2 lion side no that from a noble family. It's his other half his father was a Dragon and they didn't like him called him a rogue Dragon.
Then that creepy stalker? There are all new ones to worry about lol poor poor girl
Lots of action, drama, mystery, betrayal, spice, and so much more. I couldn't put it down. Don't miss this adventure