Hello, fellow audiobook fanatics. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about the audiobook of Ronan written by Teresa Gabelman and read by Jeffrey Kafer. The twelfth audiobook in Teresa’s bestselling adult paranormal romance series, The Protectors.
What’s Ronan about?
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Title: Ronan by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #12
Published by Tantor Audio on 18 February, 2020
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Witchcraft
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hours 37 minutes
No. of Pages: 256
Most think that the newest VC Warrior, Ronan McDonald, is just a laid back cowboy. What they don’t see is the inner turmoil that only his small ranch and horses can tame. At least that was the way it had been until a witch with a beauty none could deny walked into his life.
Running has been Kira Grail’s life for as long as she can remember. It isn’t until she meets a VC Warrior that she realizes she is growing weary, but the forces chasing her will never bend.
Ronan doesn’t believe in witches or curses. What he does believe is that only he can keep Kira safe.
Together they fight to bring the once powerful warlock, Orjyll, to his knees releasing the women of the Dragonfly Coven. During their perilous journey, Kira vows to keep her distance, but the vampire cowboy has other plans.
Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible*
Ebook Read: 29th – 31st July 2018
Audiobook Listened To: 6th – 7th November 2021
The Protectors is one of my favourite series. Therefore, I thought I’d catch up and listen to some hot Protectors action before starting the latest release – Charger. The audiobook of Ronan was first on my list! 😘
What did I think about it?
Cowboy Charm and Gripping Action – Be Still My Beating Heart!
I’m a huge fan of this series and own Ronan on Kindle as well as on audio. Teresa Gabelman’s writing style really pulls me in. She draws me into her paranormal world with strong protagonists, antagonists, and a fantastic array of supporting characters (both human and supernatural). All of her characters are totally believable and leave me addicted, desperate for more! I like how Teresa paces her plots and how the mysteries and threats come to light. But I especially love how Teresa balances tension with humour. The banter is fantastic.
Jeffrey Kafer’s performance is once again outstanding: he IS the voice of the VC Warriors.
Jeff’s performance embodies the strength, power and “alpha-ness” of the male characters. I could feel the emotions reverberating through my ears and body. Jeff doesn’t dramatically change his voice for each character (male or female). However, I was never confused about who was speaking during the conversations. Jeff created just the right amount of drawl for Ronan, Oh, how I tingled every time he said “darlin’“. 😘 The subtle variations he created with pace and tone, brought the narrative to life and transported me into each and every scene.
This whole story gripped me and kept me listening well into the night.
The romance/relationship aspect between Kira and Ronan started in the previous story and I thought the sexual anticipation built at a nice pace within this one. I must be honest and confess that when we met Kira Grail in Invisible Warrior I didn’t really like her; I thought she was very abrasive. Now I realise the weight on her shoulders moulded her into the woman she is. I admire her gumption, she always puts herself in the line of fire rather than endanger others and although she may not have combat skills it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to fight! Kira has turned into another first-class female lead to join the ranks with the other amazing women in this series.
And while we are talking about the other characters in this book, what would we do without Steve and Jill.
Steve continues to be the comic relief and he had me laughing my arse off numerous times throughout this audiobook. My favourite VC Warrior, Jill, stole quite a few scenes and is still as fabulous as ever! In fact, I loved the way that a lot of the other couples relationships developed during this story, seasoned VC warriors having to come to terms that their alpha behaviour needs to change as their mates train to be warriors themselves – Go Women Warriors!. I enjoyed meeting two new VC Warriors too because that means we’ve got at least two more books to look forward to.
This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.
I’m already emotionally invested in the VC Warriors and love the new characters that we’re being introduced to.
The Protectors world has grown dramatically over the last few books; not only have we got vampires and werewolves, but witches, warlocks, demons and shapeshifters have been added to the mix! I loved that this story kept me guessing; there are some new storylines, revelations about some ongoing mysteries and there are a few shocking twists that I didn’t see coming – I was overjoyed at being taken by surprise!
Keep reading to find out more about Teresa Gabelman. But first, here’s a quick run-down of The Protectors series.
The Protectors Series
This gritty paranormal romance series follows an elite group of vampire warriors based in Cincinnati, USA. They protect innocents on behalf of the Vampire Council, whether human or those of their own race.
The Protectors is an ongoing series with the recent addition of spin-off books about The Mates.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure with these gripping alpha heroes and truly awesome heroines. Follow the links to read my reviews or buy your own copy.
- Damon (The Protectors #1) (2011)
- Jared (The Protectors #2) (2013)
- Duncan (The Protectors #3) (2013)
- Sid (The Protectors #4) (2014)
- Adam (The Protectors #5) (2014)
- Slade (The Protectors #6) (2014)
- A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7) (2015)
- Jax (The Protectors #8) (2016)
- Sloan (The Protectors #9) (2016)
- Blaze (The Protectors #10) (2017)
- Invisible Warrior (The Protectors #11) (2017)
- Ronan (The Protectors #12) (2018)
- Nicole (The Mate Series #1) (The Protectors #12.5) (2019)
- Viktor (The Protectors #13) (2019)
- Tessa (The Mate Series #2) (The Protectors #13.5) (2019)
- A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors #14) (2019)
- Bishop (The Protectors #15) (2020)
- Pam (The Mate Series #3) (The Protectors #15.5) (2020)
- Charger (The Protectors #16) (2021)
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Now as promised, here is Teresa’s bio and her social media links.
And as this is a review for an audiobook, here’s Jeff’s bio and links too.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about the audiobook for Ronan. Have you listened to it? What about any other titles by Teresa or those narrated by Jeff? Drop me a comment and we can compare notes and add to each others’ TBR piles!
I LOVE this series – can you tell? 😘 Teresa Gabelman is one of my click-to-buy authors. Before you go, check out who else is on my auto-buy list. Is your favourite author on it?
Bye for now,