By Teresa Gabelman

The Protectors, book 2

Category: Paranormal Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.7

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 4
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: The VC Warriors are an elite group of vampire who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. Jared Kincaid, along with other Warriors, are shocked when a fiery red head with a gun and attitude, bring news of young teens being turned into an army of half-breed vampires capable of taking out all VC Warriors.

Breaking into the famed VC Warriors compound was definitely not the smartest thing Tessa Pride has ever done, but she will do anything for her brother, Adam. The Warriors held the one person she knew was responsible for her brother being turned into a half-breed and nothing will stop her from getting what she needs to help her brother, not even a Warrior whose eyes could make her melt with one look.

Jared and Tessa join forces in a desperate scramble to find who is responsible. With a war between Warriors and half-breeds brewing, suspicions of traitors in their midst put the lives of everyone involved on the line.

Captivation:  I was captivated by this book before I started to read it.  Jared was an automatic favorite for me from the first book of the series and I couldn’t wait to hear his story.  Him being one of my favorite characters from the first book, I was astounded by how this book starts out, but found the humor fairly quickly.

Sizzle: The intimate scene in this book is pretty lacking for a traditional romance.  It would be almost more of a young adult paranormal fantasy, just barely crossing over to the romance genre.

Romance:  I really like the story for these two characters… There’s a level of mystery that just barely starts to crack open in the last quarter of the book, and leaving the series plot and mystery wide open for more intrigue, development, and thrill.

Enjoyment: I enjoyed this book a lot.  The series characters are being introduced in entertaining ways.  I am really enjoying the character personalities and developments shown in this book and series.  I cannot wait to continue on!

Literacy:  I did catch a few minor, common editing errors, nothing horribly unexpected or distracting.

Overall, I am really enjoying this series.  If rated as a fantasy rather than a romance, I would rate this a little higher for the imagination factor.  Gableman really invents a neat contemporary world here that I am really locked into.


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