Marked by Passion is a different type of paranormal, but one that contains the right
stuff for being a Grade A romance. Perry shoots true with her first in a series about the
Guardians of Destiny. Marked by Passion gives readers the emotions you would expect from
a romance, but the author doesn't give her ending away until almost the last moment. Bravo Ms.
Gabriella Chin prefers to be called Gabe Sansouci. She left her roots and unwanted heritage
behind fifteen years before, when her mother died. Now, her past and an ancient scroll have
caught up with her. As appointed guardian, she must keep said scroll safe and learn how to
control its power. Earthquakes in California—although normal—should not happen
every time she loses her temper. To mix up her already messed up psyche, she has to contend
with an old boyfriend who wants to be more, a new man who is so hot he singes everything he
touches—must have something to do with the 'mark of fire' his guardianship carries.
If that's not enough, she also has to contend with her dead father's ghost, an art showing
and the police, who want her for questioning in a murder. Yep, not the life a girl wants to
have but one Gabe has to fix, and fix in a hurry, if she wants to survive.
Rhys wants the scroll, but doesn't fathom how he came to fall in love with its beautiful
guardian—but fall he did and hard. About as hard as Gabriella's head. The woman is so
stubborn, she puts herself in danger, so distrustful, she'd question an angel from Heaven if
she had doubts, and about as effective in stopping Rhys' lust for her as she would be channeling
the power of the scroll. Rhys must save Gabriella from herself and make her realize she is the
only woman for him. However, before he can do that, the woman in question gets assaulted twice,
is involved in a bloody shootout, and still refuses to believe he loves her. Fighting Gabriella
with both their scrolls’ skills could cause a fiery catastrophe.