Flora Reviews… Jax (The Protectors #8) by Teresa Gabelman
So what’s Jax about?
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Title: Jax by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #8
Published by Self-Published on 23 January, 2016
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes
No. of Pages: 314
Jax Wheeler has been fighting his own demons for as long as he can remember. One of those demons is from his past, a brother who wants nothing more to see Jax suffer. Working closely with the Cincinnati Branch of the VC Warriors Jax never thought he would find someone who could help him ease his pain, but he was wrong.
Having a past of her own, Caroline Fitzpatrick has survived being put into a trance by a madman who wanted to control her sister, an abusive relationship, communicating with the dead, but nothing has prepared her for Jax Wheeler. From the moment she saw him the attraction was immediate, but the attraction was not mutual or was it?
The more Jax tries to stay away from Caroline, the more he finds himself at her door, in her life. All he knows is that every minute he spends with the beautiful school teacher, the more danger he puts her in. His brother’s vengeance of wanting him to suffer has put Caroline in the line of fire and only Jax can protect her.
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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Read: 5th February 2017
Re-Read: 27th – 30th March 2018
Each book in this fast-paced series focuses on the romance between one couple while multiple story-lines continue in the background.
So, what did I like about Jax?
I love Teresa Gabelman’s writing style and find her books easy to read. Her plots are gripping, and while the pace is fast, it never feels rushed. The characters are so well written that they draw me in. There’s a fantastic array of personalities, both human and vampire, and their stories leave me addicted, desperate for more!
Jax definitely lived up to my expectations.
We first met Caroline Fitzpatrick in Sid (The Protectors #4) and I fell in love with her character then. She’s intelligent, funny, determined and is full of gumption with innate compassion for others. We were introduced to Jax Wheeler in Slade (The Protectors #6) and it took me a while to warm to him. However, I’ve loved the development of their relationship. It’s great, fiery and how the sexual anticipation has been built was inspiring.
I find all of Ms Gabelman’s characters complex, multifaceted and credible. She writes them with real human virtues and foibles even though they’re mythical, paranormal beings. Obviously, this book focuses on Jax and Caroline. However, I love that we also got a few sneaky peeks into other warriors too. Plus, the Warriors’ mates are in fine form in this story, they are such fantastic heroines – watch out Sloan and Steve. Lol!
I loved that this story kept me guessing, we were treated to lots of twists and unexpected turns! I cheer when a story can surprise me – bravo Ms Gabelman! What I also enjoyed about this book (indeed every Protectors book so far) was that even though this story has its fair share of peril, threat and conflict, the banter between the warriors helps balance the tension.
Jax is an emotional roller-coaster; I’ve been sent laughing with tears down my face to tense fear at the flip of a page! From passionate tummy tingles to heart warming romance that puts a soppy smile on my face. In short – I was gripped from the first page to the last and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
Was there anything I disliked about it?
I absolutely loved everything about this book! (Hence the 5 stars)
The romance/relationship between Jax and Caroline had already been building in the previous books. Plus, there are now lots of story threads running throughout The Protectors series.
Ms Gabelman weaves the main points about the continuing story-lines into this one. However, I don’t think that Jax can be read as a standalone story. You need to have 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…
I absolutely loved this gripping paranormal romance story; I couldn’t stop reading it! It’s got everything that I look for in a 5 star book; action, romance, humour, an exciting 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 Jax to adults readers of urban fantasy. Especially those who like romance and oodles of passion.
Has my review of JAX (THE PROTECTORS #8) 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 this fabulous 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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I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read my review. Tell me I’ve tempted you to add Jax to your TBR pile. 😉
I LOVE this series. 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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