A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7) by Teresa Gabelman
Read: 18th August 2015
Re-Read: 25th – 27th March 2018
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
So what’s this book about?
A Warrior Wedding is the seventh book (approx 192 pages) in Teresa Gabelman’s highly popular paranormal romance series – The Protectors – about an elite group of vampire warriors who protect the innocent, whether human or those of their own race, on behalf of the Vampire Council. This story is set two years after the vampire race came out of the shadows and takes place in and around Cincinnati, USA.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I don’t post spoilers of any kind or reveal any plot twists in my book reviews, so here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story:
After a devastating blow, the VC Warriors find themselves fighting, but not an enemy they can see. Their power and expertise alone cannot save the ones they love.
Breaking new and old laws, one Warrior is determined to save his mate no matter the consequences, but will his mate agree to be his downfall.
No Warrior or main character was seriously injured during the writing of this book
Each book in this fast paced series usually focuses on the romance between one couple while multiple story-lines continue in the background. However in this book, the romance/relationship between Slade and Jill was already cemented in the previous book when they became mates. Although Ms Gabelman weaves the main points about the continuing story-lines into this one, so much has happened that I am doubtful whether A Warrior Wedding can be read as a standalone book.
You can read my reviews for the previous book in the series by clicking; Damon – The Protectors (#1), Jared – The Protectors (#2), Duncan – The Protectors (#3), Sid – The Protectors (#4), Adam – The Protectors (#5), Slade – The Protectors (#6) or by searching the tag #The Protectors Series.
So, what did I like about it?
I am already a fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style; I find her books easy to read, her plots are gripping, the pace is fast but never feels rushed and I am drawn in with main characters and a fantastic array of supporting cast (both human and vampire) that are totally believable that leave me wanting to read more! A Warrior Wedding is a fantastic addition to The Protectors series.
As I said in my review for Slade (The Protectors #6), Jill Nichols is one of my favourite characters in this series; she’s smart, witty and has plenty of gumption, exactly what I look for in a female lead. The Slade/Jill romance relationship is a beautiful thing and I was happy to see what happened next with this amazing couple but I’m glad that Caroline Fitzpatrick made another appearance together with Jax Wheeler and two more VC Warriors, Blaze and Hunter. I loved watching the Caroline/Jax relationship develop and the fact that we’ve seen Blaze and Hunter’s paranormal gifts and their alpha fighting sides but in A Warrior Wedding we get to see the fun banter sides of these two new alphas.
I needed a box of tissues by my side, I cried so much while reading this book it was definitely an emotional story (I loved that) but it wasn’t all tears, my blood boiled with the frustrating bureaucracy and prejudice, the tension had me on the edge of my seat and of course the humour and banter made me chuckle (thank heavens for Steve).
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
I absolutely loved everything about this book! (Hence the 5 stars)
I would just like to take this opportunity to mention that the story arcs relating to the human trafficking story (humans being kidnapped and sold into slavery for sex or blood or being held then chemically turned into vampire half-breeds and then sold as “breeders”) and the human versus half-breed issues resulting from the new “man-made” species all develops throughout The Protectors series. Ms Gabelman does attempt to weave basic details into her books so that new readers are not completely lost, however, in all honesty, I don’t think that you can read A Warrior Wedding without having read the previous books first; I feel that too much has happened and you’d miss too much if you haven’t.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
Loved it – couldn’t stop reading this novella! It had everything that I look for in a 5 star story; intelligent writing style that’s easy to read, main characters with depth of personality, great supporting cast, believable background story/setting and a balanced mix of relationship and/or romance to action scenes and sex scenes. I was left breathless wondering where Ms Gabelman would take us next in this addictive series!
Due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes, I would only recommend this book to adults who are not offended by this sort of content, so if you enjoy strong alpha heroes and independent capable heroines, tense and often traumatic and brutal confrontations and hot lust/romance scenes then give this book a go.
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