Flora Reviews… Sid (The Protectors #4) by Teresa Gabelman
So what’s Sid about?
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Title: Sid by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #4
Published by Self-Published on 3 January, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes
No. of Pages: 279
Renowned for his playboy lifestyle and wisecrack remarks, Sid Sinclair knows he is the last pick for the lead investigator of human/half-breed trafficking. Never one to play by the rules, Sid takes his new position seriously, but not without driving the leader of the VC Council and fellow Warrior’s crazy.
A human with a special gift, Lana Fitzpatrick’s life is complicated. When Sid Sinclair charges into her life, her complicated life becomes torturous; his charm and wit draws her in like no other. Having dealt with alpha men most of her life, she is a match made in heaven for the VC Warrior who thinks he is God’s gift to women.
As the world of vampires and humans try to coexist, Sid and Lana’s lives intertwine. It doesn’t take long before the sparks between the two fly and for them to realize they have both finally met their match.
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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Read: 3rd January 2015
Re-Read: 9th – 11th March 2018
So, what did I like about Sid?
I’m already a fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style finding her books easy to read. Her plots are gripping and the pace is fast but never feeling rushed. I’m drawn in with her main characters and fantastic collection of supporting cast. Humans and vampires so credible that she leaves me wanting to read more!
Jeffrey Kafer’s performance is once again amazing: he IS the voice of the VC Warriors. His performance embodies the strength, power and “alpha-ness” of the male characters and although he doesn’t change his voice dramatically for each character (male or female) the subtle variations to pace and tone certainly transport me into each and every scene.
Sid definitely lived up to my expectations.
I’d already fallen in love with Sid Sinclair from the previous books. Loving his alpha-ness which makes him strong and domineering. However, he always puts women first with his heightened protectiveness – like all the VC Warriors. But it was his humour that first drew me in and seared his place in my heart. I am so glad that Ms Gabelman introduced Lana into his life.
Lana’s another perfect addition to the ladies in the VC Warrior family.
Lana Fitzpatrick is Sid’s perfect match. She’s a very special lady with a great sense of protecting the innocent, putting herself in danger to help others, she’s intelligent, has a fabulous sense of humour and fun and she knows how to handle herself in a fight.
This book, heck this series so far, certainly doesn’t shy away from difficult themes; human trafficking, physical abuse, racism, sexual abuse… Luckily Ms Gabelman tackles these subjects with compassion, engaging prose and balances out the horror with beautiful romance, oodles of humour and great banter.
This whole story gripped me and kept me turning the pages.
The romance aspect between Lana and Sid built nicely with the sexual anticipation building at a good pace plus I loved the way that the Jill/Slade story developed and enjoyed the insights there too. There are a few shocking twists in the crime/thriller aspect within this book that I didn’t see coming – I love that!
I loved that Sid had me shedding tears, got my blood boiling with anger but also had me chuckling out loud, 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?
Nope, I was happy with every aspect of this book, having said that, I would just like to mention that the story arcs relating to Crimson Rush (the illegal trade in vampire blood), the human trafficking story and the issues relating to the new “man-made” vampire half-breeds develops throughout this series. Ms Gabelman does attempt to weave basic details into her books so that new readers are not completely lost, however, I don’t think that you can read Sid without having read the previous books first; I feel that you’d miss an awful lot if you haven’t.
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I absolutely loved this exciting 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, 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 Sid to adults who are fans of relationship and romance tales with gritty story-lines and heaps of passion.
So, has my review of SID (THE PROTECTORS #4) encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself or to find out more about the 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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Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review. I hope I’ve tempted you to add Sid 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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