Flora Reviews… Invisible Warrior (The Protectors #11) by Teresa Gabelman
Read: 2nd – 4th April 2018
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
So what’s this book about?
Invisible Warrior is the eleventh book (approx 259 pages) in Teresa Gabelman’s highly popular paranormal romance series, The Protectors. Vampires are real, no longer fictional creatures of myth. The series kicked off a year after the vampire race came out of the shadows, ready to take an active role in human society. Invisible Warrior is set more than five years after that.
The Protectors is about an elite group of vampire warriors based in Cincinnati, USA. The warriors work for the Vampire Council as enforcers of vampire law while maintaining withing human law. Protecting innocent humans and those of their own race. Each book in this fast-paced series focuses on the romance between one couple while multiple story-lines continue in the background.
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.
Steve, the self-proclaimed Invisible Warrior, has not had a typical life. Trained by the VC Warriors, he still has to prove his worth, but with humor and sheer will, he refuses to give up.
In one afternoon, his life changes, as do the lives of three others. Steve Richardson has a serious choice to make between two women and someone who holds his heart like no other.
So, what did I like about Invisible Warrior?
Teresa Gabelman is one of my favourite authors. Her writing style makes her books un-put-downable. The plots are gripping and the pace is fast without feeling rushed. I love the way she writes her characters. Their personalities have all the traits that I love – or love to hate. 😉 Invisible Warrior was no exception.
Steve Richardson is one of my favourite characters and has been since he joined the series with Jill and Adam back in Jared (The Protectors #2).
Steve’s the funny, sidekick of the Cincinnati VC Warrior unit with a heart of gold. For a while, I’ve been feeling that the other Warriors don’t appreciate or respect him. So I was glad that he got his own book. Finding a mate and romance hadn’t seemed to be a concern for Steve in the previous Protectors books. It was illuminating to find out what was really going on inside his unique mind. 😉
This whole story gripped me and kept me turning the pages.
The romance and relationship aspect between Mira and Steve was amazing with the sexual anticipation building at a credible pace. I loved that other relationships also developed in this book. This story kept me guessing; there are some new story-lines, revelations about ongoing mysteries and a few shocking twists. I didn’t see them coming. WooHoo!
I loved how caught up I got with Invisible Warrior.
This book had me shedding tears and got my blood boiling with anger. But 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 loved this book.
I got a bit muddled with the similar name of sisters, Mira and Kira but it wasn’t enough to lose a star over. 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 Invisible Warrior 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…
I loved this book; I couldn’t put it down! It’s got everything that I look for in a 5-star story; action, romance, an exciting story-line, humour (like most Brits, I really love good banter) 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 Invisible Warrior to fans of relationship and romance tales. Lovers of action-packed gritty story-lines with masses of passion.
Has my review of INVISIBLE WARRIOR (THE PROTECTORS #11) tempted 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 this addictive 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. Now, tell me I’ve tempted you to add Invisible Warrior to your TBR pile. 😉
I LOVE this series and have re-read the books numerous times. It’s what put Teresa Gabelman on my list of amazing authors. Click HERE to see who else she’s with.