Review: Sloan (The Protectors #9) by Teresa Gabelman

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Flora Reviews… Sloan (The Protectors #9) by Teresa Gabelman

So what’s Sloan about?

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Review: Sloan (The Protectors #9) by Teresa GabelmanMy Rating:
Title: Sloan by Teresa Gabelman
Series: The Protectors #9
Published by Self-Published on 28 September, 2016
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes
No. of Pages: 244

Not only does VC leader, Sloan Murphy, have to keep the peace between the human and vampire race, but he also wrangles VC Warriors in his spare time. It’s a job that could drive a saint insane, and Sloan is no saint, but insane he may be. While his Warriors find mates, he swears he will not follow in their footsteps.

Becky Spencer, his new secretary who he reluctantly employs, is set to threaten every stoic promise he’s made. With an instant attraction that is hard to deny, she fits into his world with confident ease.

Even though Becky has sworn off men after her nasty divorce, she can’t help the desire the sexy and serious Sloan Murphy stirs in her. It isn’t until she sees how devoted he is to his job and the Warriors under his command, that her lusty feelings turn into more. Working in close quarters, they both fight the pull that grows with each passing minute.

Who will win, the secretary, the Warrior, or an attraction that just won’t go away?

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

Read: 5th – 7th February 2017

Re-Read: 30th – 31st March 2018

So, what did I like about Sloan?

I’m a huge fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style. Her books easy to read, her plots are gripping and the pace is fast but never feels rushed. I can’t help but be drawn in. The amazing protagonists and secondary characters all play their parts. Theses books leave me addicted, desperate for more!

Sloan was definitely worth waiting for. In more ways that one. 😉

This book, indeed this whole series has a wealth of amazing complex characters. Our lead romantic pair, Sloan and Becky, were fantastic in this book. Becky Spencer is everything that I look for in a lead female character. She’s intelligent, got a lovely dry sense of humour and definitely has gumption. Sloan Murphy is a true alpha. A born leader. He has high expectations of his subordinates, his volcanic temper just simmering below the surface and always keeping his inner thoughts close to his chest. However, it’s been wonderful to see behind his stern veneer.

Ok, so while I’m on the subject of Sloan and Becky, let’s talk about sex.

I like the way that the sexual anticipation was built in this book. For me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved. Ms Gabelman gives her characters such depth that they become real. I become involved in their story. Yes, I got caught up with the naughty shenanigans (who wouldn’t *blush*) but the tender insights into both Sloan and Becky’s inner dialogue added the romance to the lust. The growth of their trust in each other’s love was heart-warming to read.

Other relationships have also developed beautifully during this story and I am looking forward to reading more about them in subsequent books. While we are on the subject of the great supporting cast, I must just mention that once again Steve steals the show. He’s such a sweetheart and always makes me chuckle in every scene he’s in. In Sloan, I found myself blubbering like a baby after a pretty horrific scene then flipped the page and Steve had me crying with laughter instead.

So, dear reader, I loved this book for many reasons. Because it made me chuckle. Caused a tear or three to trickle down my cheek. My adrenalin fix was fed with the amazing fighting and action scenes. The passion definitely put tingles in my tummy. In other words, I was gripped and couldn’t stop reading.

Was there anything I disliked about it?

I rated Sloan 5 stars, so obviously I didn’t find anything jarring or was niggled by any aspect of this story. 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 Sloan 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.

So, basically what I’m saying is…

This book left me breathless; I couldn’t put it down! It’s got everything that I look for in a 5 star book; action, romance, a gripping 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 Sloan to adults who love reading relationship and romance tales with gritty story-lines. Especially those with oodles of passion.

So, has my review of SLOAN (THE PROTECTORS #9) tickled your fancy? Just 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.

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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. Tell me I’ve tempted you to add Sloan to your TBR pile.

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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