Leader of the VC Warriors Cincinnati branch, Duncan Roark, has devoted his long life to the Warriors he calls brothers and the Vampire Council, protecting innocents of both the vampire and human race. Things change suddenly when it is ordered that he and his fellow Warriors train human Social Workers to protect themselves in their new world of vampires. Falling in love with a human was something Duncan never thought possible, but love her he did. Now instead of being the ruthless leader he was trained to be, his focus has turned to finding the woman he loved and let go.
Pam Braxton is outgoing and loves her job working with children, but when she realizes her live in boyfriend, Kenny Lawrence, has been using her and her job for his illegal activities, she becomes withdrawn, and her world is turned upside down. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she stays, trying to learn more of his betrayal so she could see him punished. That decision sucks her deeper into a relationship that has turned dangerous and abusive. Overhearing a plot that would put everyone she cares about at risk, she finds the courage to try to stop the monster who has threatened her friends and the man she truly loves. Now Pam is on the run, alone and with a secret that could change the already unbalanced world of vampires and humans.
As Duncan searches for Pam, the threat of losing his leadership role has the other Warriors worried, but their loyalty for Duncan is strong and they stand behind him. Duncan’s search is relentless; he knows he is not the only one looking for Pam. Even with his responsibilities slipping, he puts it all on the line to find the only woman he has ever loved. In a race against time, Duncan fights to find Pam before her past catches up to her. The Warrior’s path is clear: Find the woman he loves before the past finds her first.
“Why don’t you go out front with them, and I’ll ride to the apartment with one of these guys,” Pam added with a nod toward the other Warriors. Pam did lean back at the look on Duncan’s face. His expression scared her more than his yelling.
“Over my dead body.” He didn’t yell, but his lowered tone of voice warned her she may have pushed a little too far.
“Damon…off with his head.” Sid broke the silence with his usual smartass comment. “I’ve got things to do, and I’m tired of waiting.”
“Fuck up, Sid,” Sid finished for Duncan. “You guys seriously need to come up with something new.”
“If anything happens to her, I will kill every single one of you.” Duncan grabbed Pam’s hand, ignoring everyone as he led her out of the room.
“I don’t think he meant you.” Jared put his hand on Jill’s shoulder. “Then again, if things go bad, I’d hide out for a while.” Jared tapped the front of Jill’s cap down over her eyes as he passed her.
Man I seriously love this series! I kid you not, as soon as I finished the blog tour for Damon and Jared, I immediately started this one and then moved on to book 4, Sid. The characters were at times, sexy, funny, intense, and those VC Warriors are all ALPHA MALE! This book was a definite page turner and I found it very difficult to put down my tablet.
Duncan is intense and protective but Pam doesn’t let him walk all over her either. She stands up to him when necessary. In fact, all of the women of the VC Warriors have one thing in common, they have a back bone. Teresa writes strong women who of course have flaws (which only makes them feel more real) but stand up for what they believe in. I love this as it definitely complements the personalities of the warriors. All of the characters are interesting and engaging.
I loved being pulled into The Protectors world and I really hope that there is more in the series (or a spinoff) because I felt like some of the secondary characters have unfinished stories. The story line had me on the edge of my seat, anxious to find out what was going to happen next but also had me laughing at the banter or had my toes curling at some seriously steamy scenes. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, don’t wait! ALL of them are fantastic. 5 out of 5 books!!!
Teresa lives in Bethel, Ohio with her husband, son, two dogs and her son’s snake, Steve Irwin. She is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo, is a huge Mixed Martial Arts fan and follows her husbands MMA fight team, G-Force, which her son fights for. When not writing she is either screaming like a crazy woman at MMA fights or reading in some quiet corner with her Kindle. She loves books that are fast reads filled with romance, humor, sexy alpha men and the women who drive them crazy.
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4