Review: Renegade by Nancy Northcott

Renegade by Nancy Northcott
Series: The Protectors Series (# 1)
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher:  Forever Yours
Pages: 384
Source:  NetGalley


As the Collegium council’s top sheriff of the southeastern United States, Valeria Banning doesn’t just take her job seriously, she takes it personally. So when a notorious traitor wanted by the authorities suddenly risks his life to save hers, she has to wonder why.


As a mage, Griffin is sworn to protect innocents from dark magic, which is how he finds himself fighting side by side with the beautiful Valeria Banning. But when the council finds out the two have been working together, they’re both left running for their lives-from the law, the threat of a ghoul takeover, and a possible Collegium mole.


Review: I really liked this book. It was a lot different than the typical paranormal romance out right now. The writing was witty and fast paced. The banter back and forth between the main characters was interesting and kept me wanting more. I enjoyed the fact that the main characters of Griffin and Val hated each other but had a strong attraction. I really rooted for them from the beginning.

The world build by Nancy Northcott is believable and new. I really loved reading a paranormal romance that was not centered around vampires or werewolves. Val is supposed to find Griffin and bring him in alive or dead for crimes he has committed. Val is a Shire Reeve and needs to protect the humans from ghouls. She is a mage that has fought against ghouls for years. Griffin has been on the run for the suspected killing of mages (mages are non-humans that have a lot of power and magic).

Throughout the novel you see a progression of a romance happening between Val and Griffin. They both have to find themselves in a way. They both have to let go of resentments towards the other. Their romance is both sweet, hot and intense at the same time. I cannot wait to read more from this other and the next novel in the series.