Review // Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett

December 07, 2022

Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett

They'd never been enemies, but definitely rivals.
Now she was his love.

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Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett

Captain of the Guard by Anna Hackett

Standalone - Galactic Kings #3
Release - May 17, 2022
Genre - SciFi Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / several scenes
Format/Source - ebook from Kindle Unlimited
Length - 255 pages
Publisher - Indie

Other books in the series:
Overlord * Emperor

An alien warrior and a fierce shapeshifter who drive each other crazy must work together to save an entire planet from a terrifying evil.

First Claw Annora Rahl is tough, fierce, and loyal. She stands at her emperor’s side to protect the wolf shapeshifters of the planet Damar, and she isn’t afraid to use her claws. Stopping an evil king from a neighboring planet, who’s intent on enslaving all the planets in their system, is her top priority. She won’t fail her family, her people, or her emperor. Even if it means joining forces with an infuriating rival warrior…one who she isn’t sure if she wants to kill or kiss.

Captain Thadd Naveri is strong, unyielding, and dedicated. As captain of the guard for the overlord of the planet Zhalto, he lets nothing threaten his king or his people. He’s still recovering from his capture and torture by the enemy, but he readily accepts a top-secret mission into enemy territory. He’s less than pleased to share that mission with Annora—the one woman in the galaxy who fills him with scalding hot anger…and burning desire.

To save their allies on the planet Taln, Thadd and Annora must sneak into the enemy’s most feared science labs. As they fight side by side, they are forced to face their overwhelming attraction. But as the enemy closes in, it is a race against time to save not only Taln but themselves.

My Two Cents

4.5 "Bicker and Banter to Love" stars

This is my favorite book of the series so far!

Thadd was this fierce warrior, a protector of all, who was a bit broken after being taken and experimented on. There's just something so special about a broken hero.

Annora was equally as fierce as Thadd, just as protective, and a force of nature. I loved how strong and loyal she was.

It was like reading an enemies-to-lovers romance, but without the true hate. It was obvious from previous books that something was sparking between these two and I was here for when it imploded. They were hot!!

There is still so much of the underlying plot to be explored. Zavir, the father of the kings, is out there, plotting ways to bring them to their knees. Luckily, I've already got Conqueror downloaded so I can discover what will happen next.

The Author

Anna Hackett is a USA Today bestselling romance author who’s passionate about fast-paced, emotion-filled romantic suspense and science-fiction romance. She loves writing about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. Some of her bestselling series include Norcross Security, Team 52, Galactic Gladiators, and Eon Warriors.

Anna lives in Australia with her real-life hero and their two little boys. For more information on Anna and her books visit:


  1. oh man I love this and so happy that you have been loving these books too!! They are so entertaining right? You are in for a treat with book 4, that one is my personal favorite. But I really enjoyed this enemies but not enemies to lovers haha The station scenes were intense though. Great review. I can't wait for your thoughts on Conqueror

    1. This book was really good. Shoot, the whole series is. And yes, the station scenes were crazy!
      I've just finished Conqueror and I can see why you enjoyed it so much :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one so much! For some reason the cover model makes me think of the characters on the show The Boys who is a superhero/part fish.


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