Flora Reviews… 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 A Warrior Wedding about?
A Warrior Wedding is the seventh book (approx 192 pages) in Teresa Gabelman’s highly popular paranormal romance series – The Protectors. The series is 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.
I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.
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.
What did I like about A Warrior Wedding?
I’m 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.
Jill’s exactly what I look for in a female lead.
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. The Slade/Jill romance relationship is a beautiful thing. I loved seeing what happened next with this amazing couple. In fact, there were quite a few further developments in this novella relating to other characters.
I needed a box of tissues by my side. 🙁
I cried so much while reading this book. And I loved that it was such an emotional story (I loved that). My blood boiled with the frustrating bureaucracy and prejudice. The tension had me on the edge of my seat. However, A Warrior Wedding also gave us the opportunity to see the lighter sides of a few stoic alphas. The humour and banter made me chuckle (thank heavens for Steve).
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 there are now lots of story threads running throughout The Protectors series. For example, the story arcs relating to the drug Crimson Rush, the human trafficking plotlines, the volatile prejudices that both humans and vampires have.
So that new readers aren’t completely lost, Ms Gabelman weaves the basic details into her books. However, in all honesty, I don’t think that you can read A Warrior Wedding without having read the previous books first. Too much has happened and there are lots of characters to get your head around.
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 a 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!
This book has graphic violence and explicit sex as well as some darker themes. Therefore, I’d only recommend this book to adults who are OK reading material of this nature.
I’d recommend A Warrior Wedding to existing fans of this series. Readers who want their heroes to be strong alphas and their heroines to be independent, capable women. Plots that are emotional, tense and often traumatic with brutal confrontations as well as hot passionate lust and romance.
So, has my review of A WARRIOR WEDDING (THE PROTECTORS #7) encouraged you to find out more? Say it has! Click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.
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.
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)
- Viktor (The Protectors #13) (2019)
- A Warrior Christmas (The Protectors #14) (2019)
- Bishop (The Protectors #15) (2020)
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Meet The Author
Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series‘. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.
Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!
I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read my review. Tell me I’ve tempted you to add A Warrior Wedding to your TBR pile. 😉
I LOVE this series. It’s what put Teresa Gabelman on my list of amazing authors. Click HERE to see who else she’s with.