Review: Blaze (The Protectors #10) by Teresa Gabelman

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Flora Reviews… Blaze (The Protectors #10) by Teresa Gabelman

So what’s Blaze about?

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Review: Blaze (The Protectors #10) by Teresa GabelmanMy Rating:
Title: Blaze by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #10
Published by Self-Published on 21 February, 2017
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes
No. of Pages: 351

Haunted by a past he’s struggling to forget, Blaze once again finds himself a VC Warrior - something he swore would never happen. Confident he could easily walk away again, his connection to a certain redhead makes that decision harder than he imagined.

Trying to fit into the Warrior world, Katrina holds a secret that could ruin the new life she is fighting to fit into. And having feelings for a certain Warrior does not make things any easier.

As Blaze’s past catches up to him and Katrina’s secret is exposed, they discover a deep bond that neither can fight. It soon becomes clear that a past can be put to rest, but secrets can be deadly.

Source: Bought
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦*

Read: 5th – 6th March 2017

Re-Read: 31st March – 2nd April 2018

What did I like about Blaze?

Teresa Gabelman is one of my favourite authors. I love her writing style and find her books easy to read. Her plots are always gripping, the pace is fast but never feels rushed. Her strong protagonist and secondary characters are well-written and draw me in.

Blaze starts where the last book, Sloan left off. It was quite an eye-opening first chapter that left me scared but even more enamoured with Katrina strength of character.

I will put my hand up and confirm that Katrina has grown into one of my favourite characters in this series.

Katrina reminded me so much of Jill that she quickly found a place in my heart. Katrina’s smart, resourceful, resilient, witty and has plenty of gumption. I’ve been waiting for her book since she joined the series back in Slade (The Protectors #6). The Blaze/Katrina romance arc has been building since he was introduced in A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors #7). I love that we finally get to find out what he was really thinking behind that perpetual growl of his. 😉

I love that this story has given us the chance to really get to know Blaze and Katrina better.

However, this book is more than just their romance finding a happy ever after ending. Blaze kept me gripped, the multi aspects to this book, kept my little grey cells busy trying to guess what would happen next.

Some of the scenes within this book were a bit close to the mark.

The Iron Drakes are nasty evil scum and I found some bits hard to read. Luckily Ms Gabelman tackles these subjects with compassion, engaging prose and balances out the horror with beautiful romance, oodles of humour and great banter.

So yes, this book had me blubbering like a baby more than usual and got my blood boiling with rage too. I found certain scenes very tense, disturbing and hard to read. 🙁 However, Blaze also had me laughing my socks off, sent tingles of titillation to all the right spots *blush* and warmed my old romantic heart.

Was there anything I disliked about it?

I rated Blaze 5 stars, so obviously I didn’t find anything jarring or was niggled by any aspect of this book. Plus, there isn’t a life-or-death cliffhanger. Woohoo!! (You know how I hate those!)

Ms Gabelman weaves the main points about the continuing story-lines into this one. However, I don’t think that Blaze can be read as a standalone story. You need to have read the previous books first. Too much has happened and there are now lots of characters to get your head around.

Basically what I’m saying is…

This book left me on the edge of my seat, gripped; I couldn’t put it down! It’s got everything that I look for in a 5-star book; action, romance, an exciting story-line, humour (like most Brits, I love good banter) and well written, erotic sex scenes.

Content Warning:

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 Blaze to lovers of gritty plotlines played out alongside relationship dramas. Especially those who enjoy romance tales with oodles of passion.

Has my review of BLAZE (THE PROTECTORS #10) set your interest aflame? Click on any of the links below to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing 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.

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About Teresa Gabelman

Author Teresa Gabelmen

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!

About Jeffrey Kafer

Narrator - Jeffrey Kafer

Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator. He has narrated almost 500 books in almost every genre for such authors Clive Barker, Steve Alten, Maya Banks, and many others. He has 2 degrees in cinema and broadcasting and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family and dog.

I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read my review. Now, tell me I’ve tempted you to add Blaze to your TBR pile. 😉

LOVE this series and have re-read the books numerous times. It’s got everything that I love about paranormal romance. 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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About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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