Flora Reviews… Adam (The Protectors #5) by Teresa Gabelman
So what’s Adam about?
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Title: Adam by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #5
Published by Self-Published on 22 June, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes
No. of Pages: 209
Half-breed vampire, Adam Pride, has an almighty chip on his broad shoulders. Trying to move on after finding Angelina married to another, Adam has a decision to make. Remove the chip and move on or kill the man who took what he wanted most in the world, his Angel.
With his heart in pieces, Adam’s on a mission to become the best VC Warrior he can be. It’s not long before fate steps in, turning his world and life as he knows it upside down. Shocking revelations will realign allegiances and draw the VC Warriors onto a new path. This journey is not Adam’s alone. Every Warrior, half-breed and human will be affected by what is to come. The unknown awaits. The battle has just begun.
Formats Available: eBook, Audiobook
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Read: 11th – 13th February 2015
Re-Read: 11th – 12th March 2018
So, what did I like about Adam?
I am a big 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 her main characters and fantastic array of supporting cast (both human and vampire) that I find totally believable; leaving me wanting to read more!
The format to this book was slightly different in a number of ways. Adam and Angelina are already well known characters that fans of the series are familiar with and the romance between them had already blossomed and it was nice to have this new perspective. I loved it that characters from previous books are still highly involved in this one. Spending time with Sid and Lana we also get to know her sister, Caroline a bit better; the Fitzpatricks are a great family. Plus we see more of Jill in this book, who’s one of my favourite characters!
I enjoyed the roller-coaster emotions that this book inspired; sadness, fear and anger but also joy, laughter and soppy old love.
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
OK, so there were more niggles with this book than the previous ones, hence the drop to a 4 star rating.
Firstly, I need to confess that of all the characters in this fabulous series, Adam and Steve are the ones I’m least attracted too; they’re just too young for my libido.
Secondly, I felt that this book had more of a New Adult/YA edge to it both in the situation Angelina found herself in and the interactions/emotions of Adam.
And finally, yes, the romance aspect between Adam and Angelina had been concluded beautifully and the Jill/Slade “thing” has developed through this story and left to continue into the next book, which was fine. What I found frustrating is that the big Warrior initiation is still hanging over Adam, Jill and Steve’s heads plus there’s a big new threat to the half-breed species revealed right at the end. This felt too cliffhanger-esque than the previous books; Adam ended on a low rather than a high.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really enjoyed this book; I couldn’t put it down! It’s got everything that I look for in a good story; action, romance, humour, a gripping story-line and well written, erotic sex scenes.
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 Adam to adults who love relationship and romance tales. Especially those with gritty story-lines and lots of passion.
So, has my review of ADAM (THE PROTECTORS #5) encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the 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 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) (Expected 2020)
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Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review. I hope I’ve tempted you to add Adam to your TBR pile.
I LOVE this series. Teresa Gabelman is one of the amazing authors on my favourites’ page. Have you read any of her books? Drop me a comment below.
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