By Teresa Gabelman

The Protectors, book 8

Category: Paranormal Romance

 Overall Rating: 4

  • really enjoying this book, making it one of the higher rated for me in the series.Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3.5
  • Romance: 4
  • Enjoyment: 4.5
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: Jax Wheeler has been fighting his own demons for as long as he can remember. One of those demons is from his past, a brother who wants nothing more to see Jax suffer. Working closely with the Cincinnati Branch of the VC Warriors Jax never thought he would find someone who could help him ease his pain, but he was wrong.

Having a past of her own, Caroline Fitzpatrick has survived being put into a trance by a madman who wanted to control her sister, an abusive relationship, communicating with the dead, but nothing has prepared her for Jax Wheeler. From the moment she saw him the attraction was immediate, but the attraction was not mutual or was it?

The more Jax tries to stay away from Caroline, the more he finds himself at her door, in her life. All he knows is that every minute he spends with the beautiful school teacher, the more danger he puts her in. His brother’s vengeance of wanting him to suffer has put Caroline in the line of fire and only Jax can protect her.

Captivation:  I found the plot interesting from the end of the prior books, with the challenge and emotional conflict from Jax’s past, and Caroline’s power and personality, this book really captures and contains attention.

Sizzle: There is one fairly sizzling scene, but it ends sadly lacking resolution.  It’s a fade-out type situation toward the end of the scene, leaving the reader’s imagination at work – or disappointed by lack of description.

Romance:  I really like Jax and Caroline’s story.  What a fascinating story in general.  Their relationship is both frustrating and entertaining at the same time.

Enjoyment:  Though I enjoy the relationship with Jax and Caroline, the continued development and interaction with the supporting characters involved in the series is equally entertaining.  I have to say Slade, Jill, and Sid continue to be my favorite characters.

Literacy:  I did catch a few minor, common editing errors, nothing horribly unexpected or distracting.  – Really no change here from the prior books in the series.

Overall, I wasn’t sure if I’d really enjoy this story as much as I did some of the earlier books in the series, but I ended up really enjoying this book, making it one of the higher rated for me in the series.

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