Review: Duncan (The Protectors #3) by Teresa Gabelman

Flora Reviews… Duncan (The Protectors #3) by Teresa Gabelman

So what’s Duncan about?


Read: 2nd – 3rd January 2015

Re-Read: 6th – 9th March 2018

So, what did I like about Duncan?

I’m already a fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style. Her books are easy to read, her plots gripping and the pace is fast but never feels rushed. I’m drawn in with her main characters and a fantastic array of supporting cast (both human and vampire) that are totally believable that leave me wanting to read more!

Duncan was an emotional ride, but I loved it.

OK, so those of you that have read my reviews before will know that I enjoy a story more if the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has a good sense of humour. Pam’s been in these books from the start. She’s smart, witty and has plenty of gumption. Having a strong moral code and loyalty that makes her fight tooth and nail for her family and those she considers under her care. Pam’s had one hell of a storyline, her ex-boyfriend, Kenny is a true villain. He’s very easy to hate, a nasty piece of work. But he isn’t the only villain in this series that our heroes have to face in this book.

But it’s not just Pam and Duncan that kept me turning the pages in this book. Others caught my attention too. I loved Sid’s humour and I hope to find out more about him in future books. I also enjoyed the scenes that Jill was in and love her more and more as her personality and story are revealed.

This book, heck this series so far, certainly doesn’t shy away from difficult themes; child abuse, physical abuse, racism, sexual abuse, human trafficking… Luckily Ms Gabelman tackles these subjects with compassion, engaging prose and balances out the horror with beautiful romance, oodles of humour and great banter.

I’ve got to confess, this book had me blubbering like a baby more than usual. It also got my blood boiling with rage. A lot! There were also scenes that were disturbing and hard to read. However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Duncan also had me laughing my socks off, sent tingles of titillation to all the right spots *blush* and warmed my old romantic heart.

So, um, was there anything I disliked about it?

I wouldn’t have rated Duncan 5 stars if there were any niggles or aspects that didn’t work for me.

Each book in this fast paced series focuses on a romance between a different couple, while the developing story arc of fighting the threats caused by the emerging vampire half-breeds, the horrifying human trafficking trade and the vampire blood drug – Crimson Rush – problem continues throughout this series.

Ms Gabelman weaves basic details into her books so that new readers are not completely lost. Although I don’t think that it’s essential to your enjoyment of Duncan to have read the previous books, I do feel that you’d miss an awful lot if you haven’t.

So, basically what I’m saying is…

I really loved this paranormal romance story; I couldn’t stop reading it! It’s got everything that I look for in a great book; action, romance, humour, a gripping plot-line 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 Duncan to adults who want to read stories about relationships and romance. Especially those who love gritty plot-lines and lots of passion.

Has my review of DUNCAN (THE PROTECTORS #3) encouraged you to find out more? 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.

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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 Duncan to your TBR pile.

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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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Bye for now,

Flora x

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By Flora

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!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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