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The Butcher

(Dark Protector #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  537 ratings  ·  146 reviews
If I don't deliver her to the altar, they'll kill me. Only one problem: I'm still in love with her.

I had her once. Or at least I thought I did. But that was a long time ago. Before prison. Before I became the Butcher. Seeing her now shouldn't make me feel anything. It's been too long. She forgot about me as soon as I was sent away. But all those truths can't break the co
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published August 26th 2018
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


I had her once. Or at least I thought I did. But that was a long time ago. Before prison. Before I became the Butcher. Seeing her now shouldn’t make me feel anything. It’s been too long. She forgot about me as soon as I was sent away. But all those truths can’t break the connection that links me to my Angel. No matter how hard I try, I’m still drawn to her, damned to want her even though she’s promised to another man. Being assigned t
✰ Liz ✰
"How could this be so erotic? I didn't know, but I didn't want it to stop."

The Butcher packs a powerhouse of a punch with passion, suspense, action, and raw romance! Celia Aaron has done it again! From the Dark Protector World, we meet David Raven and his Angel.

"I was bare underneath, my ruined panties still on the floor."
David Raven met Angel when they were just teens. Both living in dysfunctional homes they found solace in each other. But they are soon separated by circumstances
4.5 Stars!

David Raven is an interrogator with effective skills of torture and growing up in an abusive home environment reinforced David’s need to inflict pain. After serving five years in prison, David is ready to resume life as an adult, but he never forgot the one girl who captured his heart when he was only sixteen.

“I felt pierced, something inside me beginning to bleed. And she was the arrow, her gaze the razor tip that cut through every bit of muscle and bone and hit straight through t
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

“You’re the only one, Angel. The only woman I’ve been with. You were my first kiss, the only kiss I ever had.”

I loved this one! Celia Aaron works her magic delivering another mind blowing and heart pounding read. I adored Angel and David’s story. The sexual energy and the sizzling chemistry between them was intense and blistering. Their story owned me from start to finish. There is nothing better in a book than uniqueness that catches your attention and keeps you on your toes, to t
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
F L O V E D IT!!!

Holy hell! That was an edge of your seat, balls to the walls kind of read! It’s sexy, dark, gritty, steamy erotic fun! I could not flip the pages fast enough!

Here’s what I loved:
The setup - we meet David and Angel as kids. Their connection is strong and immediate. It’s fun to see how they connect.
The plot and execution are masterfully rendered. Because of their history, I immediately felt a connection to the main characters. Their horrible circumstances, but unwavering connecti
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2018
Celia Aaron did it again! 

The BUTCHER, 3d installment in the Protector series can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend to read the first 2 books before diving in, the experience will be all the more beautiful. 

This book is the journey of Angel and David (remember, we met him in Nate!). Their story spans over a decade as fate seems to play against them. The author once again created two amazingly portrayed characters, tough, scarred by life. I loved their evolution from teenagers to a m
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Big and Softy stars!

“I can’t live in a world without you in it.”
“Even if I’m married to another man?”
“Even then.”

This author never fails to amaze, surprise and sometime shock the readers with her style, kickass characters and off the charts stunning stories.

The Butcher is the 3rd book in The Protector series and to be honest, this is THE BEST.

I loved everything about David and Angel from the pure teenage love to the raw explosive one they still felt when fate brought them back together.

Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-release
3.5 stars

'The Butcher' is the third installment in the Dark Protector series and it tells the story of David and Angel. Unfortunately, it's been a while since I read 'The Dark Protector' and 'Nate' so I can't say I remember much of David except that he's the go to guy for torturing information out of people. His name is spoken in frightened hushed whispers and he is referred to as 'The Butcher'. From what I remembered, I'd say the majority of this book happens prior to the timelines of Dark Prot
Nadine Bookaholic
Where to begin......You should know that even though The Butcher is the third book in the Protector Series this book can be read as a standalone, I promise you don't feel as if you are missing anything if you haven't read the first two books but I can almost guarantee that once you meet Con and Nate you'll want to go back and read all about them. ;)

David and Angel met as teenagers and this book takes us back to that time where things weren't so easy for them, and quite honestly things only got
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Celia Aaron did it again with The Butcher. I absolutely love her edgy and sexy Dark Protector series as they always deliver all the hot and sexy alpha men and the sassy women that are their exceptions. I enjoyed this story and thought it was a great addition to the series.

I liked the past and present aspect of this story as it showed the initial meeting between Angel and David years ago and the horrible circumstances that befell them. Now it's five years later and Angel and David have met again.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The Butcher was an ok read for me. While I really enjoyed the fact that David and Angel met as teenagers and they never stopped thinking about each other, the story spans many years and overall I was really bored. Anyway although this series has been hit or miss for me I will probably read more in this series.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rated 4.5 Stars

The Butcher was the perfect blend of dark, brutal and romance. Yes, I know it's a weird combination that in no way, shape or form be perfect yet it was. It was the right amount of blood and gore for my bloodthirsty heart, the right amount of dark for my soul and the romance was downright swoonworthy. I simply adored David and Angel's story. I loved that even though it spanned some time there feelings for each other never faded or wavered.

I definitely recommend to lovers of dark ro
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
My friend Sana recommended this one and I'm glad she did!
It was a dark journey, with lots of wtf moments but it was worth it!

Her review is so much better so I'm not gonna try to bring it in words. :
Elizabeth Neal
**This is a prequel to Dark Protector and Nate, and while I loved this book, it lessened Nate in my eyes to see how much of a manwhore he was, sleeping with anything and everything, including numerous married women, and bragging about it constantly. All he seemed to care about was sex and he was in no way picky about where it came from. As much as I liked his book when it was released, I will now no longer see him the same because of his exploits in this one. Yes, it was before the heroine, year ...more
Amber- Leave Me Alone I’m Reading

Another fucking fantastic dark read from Celia Aaron! I absolutely LOVED Dark Protector and Nate, and I have been eagerly anticipating The Butcher. David Raven is amaaaazing!! And don’t even get me started on Angel... she is a strong heroine lover’s dream come true!
This book had me sweating bullets and on the edge of my seat. I loved every minute of The Butcher! Highly recommend!!
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Butcher is dark, brutal, and beyond brilliant! This five star read is definitely a must read for those with an appreciable of darker reads.

David is a blood thirsty alpha with extreme control issues that make him as yummy as ever! Angel is damaged but strong. She’s the ting to David’s yang.

As a loyal reader of Aaron’s work, I don’t expect anything other than brilliant writing. Again, Aaron delivered. This story is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who appreciate quality writing on t
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Celia Aaron, what have you done to me? I know that I'm going to get a good read everytime I pick up a Celia Aaron book, and I know that I will have all the feelz, but this one really hit me hard. Lots and lots of feelz. Crying kind of feelz. Happy kind of feelz. Angry kind of feelz. Alllllll the feelz.

As a teenager, David did what he could to make sure that he and his brother Peter were OK, and had the money that they needed so that they could plan their escape. At 16, David was working as
Carlene Inspired
4.5 Stars

David Raven was made for the role of the Butcher, tall and strong and terrifying even to those he reports to. Angel, though, is sweet and innocent, her fearless nature taken from her. As youth living in broken homes they found allies in each other, the comfort of each other's arms just one night enough to tell them they're meant to be. The hard world they were born into though wants to chew them up and spit them out, separating them for 5 years and putting each on a path they can't esca
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.3 ⭐️

This book exceeded my expectations!

This was worth reading just for two reasons:

1. The heroine
2. The epilogue ❤️

Needless to say, I loved this book.
Anne Milne
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so upset with myself because as I was reading I realised I missed book 2 stupid me so of course I'll be reading Nate.

I really enjoyed Angel and David's story and because we get past and present we really get to know them really well. This author always gives us a hero who is both dark and tender David just stole my heart. Young Angel is strong and fearless she's such a great character.

When circumstances bring them back together everything has changed David is now 'The Butcher' and Angel is
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
English/spanish version

Wow Mrs. Aaron did it again, and it had me hooked from the first page, a story full of action, drama, sexual tension, anguish and danger.

David aka the butcher is a young man who works for the mafia doing all kinds of dirty work in order to get out of the misery he has and get his brother Peter out of it. Very young he meets Angel and his attraction is immediate, but before reaching further in the relationship they are separated since David goes to jail and Angel is sold to
Samantha Ortegon
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Butcher by Celia Aaron is the third book in The Protector Series and it's just as amazing as the first two. David Raven and Angel's star-crossed lover's romance grabbed me from the start. Every Emotion was pulled out of me from every page. Characters had me laughing, swooning, crying, in fear and falling in love.

David Raven loses his heart, mind, and soul to another teenage a girl named Angel, who is also being brought down by a tough and dark life. The connection between these two is felt
Brandy Roberts
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought The butcher was a good book it would be the secound story that I've read by Celia Aaron , right after I finished this one I one clicked Nate and will be reading as soon as possible so if this is the first one that you read in the series don't worry it can be read as a standalone . Really loved the chemistry between the characters they share major electricity and the sex scenes oh my god the sex scenes are so HOT . The way the author has the characters in stages of life during the book ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

I had her once. Or at least I thought I did.But that was a long time ago. Before prison. Before I became the Butcher. Seeing her now shouldn't make me feel anything. It's been too long. She forgot about me as soon as I was sent away. But all those truths can't break the connection that links me to my Angel. No matter how hard I try, I'm still drawn to her, cursed to want her even though she's promised
Beyond The Covers Blog
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carrie
Wow Miss. Aaron has done it again! David aka the butcher is a very dangerous man but has one weakness and that is Angel!

David and Angel meet when they were younger and they instantly felt a pull towards eachother.
But before they could explore that pull more David was thrown in jail and Angel was sold off to an evil Mafia man.

Fast forward 5 years later and David is released from jail and Angel is being forced into a marriage she doesn't want. David is assigned to be Angels bodyguard but doesn't
Becky Rendon
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Freaking fairytales!!!

Celia Aaron writes fairytales for all types. The Butcher is just that a dark Grimm style fairytale. This isn't a Disney movie. This isn't black hats vs. white hats. No good guys vs. The bad guys. The Butcher is honest, violent, and so damn swoony that even the Disney loving, bird whistling, mice helping kind of women would fall for hard for The Butcher.

In a world where bad guys die in the movies or get arrested as a closer, it's perfection to see that even they can get a p
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 DARK PROTECTOR STARS!! Celia Aaron's has killed it again with this Dark Protector series. I can't get enough of this author dark side, she know how keep us on the edge of our seats. I absolutely loved The Butcher, so many twists and turns. David and Angel's story is filled with dark times, breathtaking moments, sexy times and a beautiful love story. This is one book you will want to buy.
Jenny B
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy to finally have this book and embarrassed to say it was devoured in one sitting. The beginning caught me and reeled me in and there was no stopping the reading from there. The sheer strength and passion between these two characters was enormous and their love story has left me smirking. While this is definitely a darker read (hence the name The Butcher) there was just the perfect chemistry and plot development between all the characters with some humor and snark built in.

Another am
Sep 12, 2018 marked it as 1-tbr

Part of a series but each can be read as a stand-alone:
Dark Protector by Celia Aaron Nate (Dark Protector #2) by Celia Aaron The Butcher (Dark Protector #3) by Celia Aaron
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
David and Angel knew each other as youngsters and they have a connection that can’t be ignored. David is now known as The Butcher and Angel is the possession of another man. She wishes to know where he’s been, why he abandoned her. David is desperately trying to keep his feelings locked away.
I really enjoyed The Butcher. The story is heartbreaking and the pages were practically sizzling when the main characters were on the pages together, trying to look innocent when they inte
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Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

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