FAIR GAME by Taylor Keating
Fair Game by Taylor Keating
Guardian, Book 3
Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi/Futuristic
Reviewed by Jo
River Weston, a video game designer and Earthling with a Fae heritage of some sort, is still on the run from the people who would use her games and abilities to help destroy Earth. River has little help now with her battle to save Earth but has the help of the children who move and live in the underground; the children who battle to survive daily. River also has her baby brother with her now, but he is still recovering from the shock of what happened to the family. River is still hoping that the one man she loves will keep his promise and find a way back to her before all is lost.
Chase Hawkins is the guardian who discovered not only that a Dark Lord still existed in exile and was held prisoner by him for years, but also found River, a woman who should have never existed. After having to fight with River as a hologram and then by borrowing a body, Chase was pulled back to his own world and into his own body. But now he is fighting to get approval to travel back to Earth and to find River before he loses her forever. As a Guardian, Chase would have thought he would be given approval for his plan and his team but something has changed in the Council and it is not for the good.
Just when River wonders if she has come to the end, Chase arrives with a team. But something seems to have changed with Chase and River wonders if he is still on her side or if he is now determined to destroy Earth before it can infect the other civilizations light years away from them. Battling the greedy in charge is tough but not as tough as battling each other. However just when each wonders if their love is lost, the sparks flare up again and shows both River and Chase that their passion is still strong. Several discoveries threaten everyone and shake River’s belief in her father but there are also some major discoveries concerning River’s heritage that prove just how special she really is. Time is running short and every move will determine whether Earth is to be destroyed completely, have all technology taken away so Earth must begin again or if Earth will be allowed to overcome the rot that has taken over and rebuild a better civilization starting now. That answer will also determine the future for River and Chase’s love.
A human with Fae heritage and a Guardian who found a forbidden love and the strength to fight everyone for it will determine Earth’s continuation. Fair Game continues and concludes the fight River and Chase have been battling since they met. Answers, questions and discoveries came fast and furious from the minute I turned the first page and continued until I turned the final page. There were several times that I wondered if the dark and deadly fight would destroy the love between River and Chase. I also wondered if the rot that was discovered in the governing both on Earth and within the Guardian Council would be stronger than River and Chase could defeat. The twists and turns that River and Chase had to travel through proved to me that nothing could destroy what they had. By the time I reached the last chapter and the ending, I was almost overwhelmed by how perfect it seemed. I don’t know if I will see any further adventures with River and Chase, but I do know that I will be reaching for their story over and over again. Fair Game takes deceit and suspense combines it with a strong and vibrant passion and ends with a bright new beginning.