Minder Series by Joely Skye

As a whole, the trilogy has a well planned arc with very difficult themes. There are many things that I thought were handled well … if bad stuff HAS to happen then I have no trouble believing that this is how it could have happened. Both Josh and Kir where likable characters and what they went through was vile. This series is not for the squeamish.

So why the 3 stars. Mainly, I felt that the writing was too abrupt for my taste, almost choppy. There isn’t anything that I can point to as obviously wrong, but just overall unsettling.

**I had never read anything from Joely Skye but the latest Wolf Town releases have caught my attention, and as I understand that the Minder series, Northern Shifter series, and the Wolf Town series are all connected, I have to start at the beginning. Especially since one of my book club members is a huge fan and keeps adding them to my ever growing TBR list. As they are all getting great reviews on goodreads, I am optimistic about the next series in Skye’s Minder/Shifter world.

To buy these or any other Joely Skye stories:
Samhain Publishing
All Romance ebooks

Josh Mackay is hired to bring in Kiran Brunner, a Minder with the psychic ability to manipulate and kill. But Kir has been abused by the agency that wants him back and he’ll do anything to escape.

First book in the Minders series.

Josh Mackay’s job is to lure Kiran Brunner to a safe house. That part’s easy. The boy—Minder or no—is beautiful and surprisingly naive. Hunted by those who want to harm him, Kir doesn’t recognize Josh’s trap until it is almost too late.

But Kir gets his hooks in Josh. When his job is done, Josh cannot walk away. Not only because of what Kir is, but because of why the agency wants Kir back.

Josh wants above all to protect Kir. But Josh doesn’t know if that’s the right thing to do, or if he’s unknowingly succumbed to the Minder’s control.

**Due to the serial nature of these stories, the author recommends reading the series in order.

For two years the agency has controlled Josh Mackay’s every move. But his real nightmare begins when Brad, a Minder, makes Josh his zombie. Kiran Brunner decides it is time to meet Josh again—and save him.

Second book in the Minders series.

Two years after Minder Kiran Brunner abducted Josh Mackay, Josh’s life is in ruins. The agency controls his every move. He is essentially their prisoner. Josh dreams of escape. Instead, a nightmare arrives in the form of Brad.

When Josh becomes Brad’s zombie, Kir rescues Josh from the amoral Minder and the agency. Now Josh knows what Kir is and how he was used two years ago. Their relationship is built on hatred and fear, no matter how badly Kir wants Josh to trust him.

Kir is patient and protective. However, Kir may not be able to protect Josh, and himself, from those who wish them harm.

**Due to the serial nature of these stories, the author recommends reading the series in order.

The time has come for Kir to use his powers to destroy the agency and bring Josh back to safety.

Third book of the Minders series.

Josh goes to ground after being given the compulsion to kill his lover. But the agency ensures Josh is not the only threat to Kir’s life.

Last summer, Kir arrived home to blood and death. Josh was gone. All Kir has left is his belief Josh is still alive. Until the agency entraps Kir and suddenly Josh is back in his life. But Josh is not the same man who disappeared almost a year ago…

Josh knows how to kill. Kir, a Minder, can bend people to his will. They will each have to act to keep the other safe, no matter the cost.

**Due to the serial nature of these stories, the author recommends reading the series in order.