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(The Protectors #13)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,039 ratings  ·  125 reviews
After having his life shattered by the woman who held his heart, Viktor Valentino put work before everything. Many years later, learning the truth behind his lover’s deceit, his anger shifts to the man responsible for not only her betrayal but her gruesome death. Viktor throws himself into finding him to not only appease his rage but to possibly save humanity.

Lacey Cruz
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published April 27th 2019
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Princess under cover
DNF 8%. I don't usually give up this quick, but this is so "elementary" as in GRADE school writing I just can't
Laura Johnson
4.5 kick ass stars. Love my vampires‼ I enjoy this series immensely!!! This story was amaaazing!!! With fierce action, sweet, burning romance, evil enemies, and loads of humour sprinkled throughout, this book has plenty of everything. Looking forward for more. ...more
Merianne Johnson
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Never enough!

I love any book by Teresa Gableman, especially if it's about a VC Warrior. If you love stories without a lot of background and descriptions, and that get right to the action, then her books are for you. No spoilers about Viktor here, just telling about The Protector Series that has warriors who are kickass, pick mates that don't take shit from them, are protective, loving and sometimes, ok, a lot of times opinionated asses, but are also so humorous I've actually laughed out loud. I
Kristi Metcalf
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Omg, so we were introduced to Viktor and his brother Bishop in our favorite funny man Steve’s book Invisible Warrior. They were a new type of warrior to us as they are witch hunters. I was really bad about judging a book by his cover, no pun intended, with Viktor. He looks like a rough and ready to rumble warrior not a warrior who would enjoy the finer things in life and yet that is exactly where we see him in the opening seen dining
Diane Yoz
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Love Viktor and Lacey

Love This Book! Holy moly this series is getting intense! Love the sexy romance and the banter between the warriors. What really has me hooked is all the drama happening in this paranormal world. Sure they still find romance (Hot!!) and plenty of laughs (STEVE & SID don't need to say no more) but $#i+ is going down and these warriors have a lot of darkness coming after them. NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW!!
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hoolllllyyyy WOW!!!!!!!!!!

This story was amaaazing!!! With fierce action, sweet, burning romance, evil enemies, and loads of humour sprinkled throughout, this book has plenty of everything. This is a must read!!!
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4,25 stars
Nikki Pearce
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG. Teresa has upped her game. I’m blown away by Viktor’s book. Every time I read the latest instalment of this sensational series I wonder if Teresa can top the last book. (Which she always does). Viktor knocks everything else out of the park. Absolutely sensational.
Viktor is helping the VC Warriors with the dark witches and other forces trying to take them and the human race down. He lost his mate long ago and lives day to day hunting dark witches with his brother.
Having some down time
Twinsie Talk Angie J
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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OMG this book CHANGES so much about the VC Warrior World and I loved it!!!

I have been a huge fan since I started reading the series way back when book 2 was released. SO to see small changes in the world happen, I thought it was cool. But this
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Oh my land, I love these VC Warriors but we are introduced to the Dark Guardians Viktor, Bishop, and Charger. WOW are these three just as bad a$$ as the other Warriors.
When Lacey decides to do research for her paranormal book she finds herself in an awkward predicament that is until a hunk of a man intrudes on her research date. Viktor felt a pull to Lacey the minute he saw her and after implanting himself in the middle of her date he decides
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal Protectors will make you swoon

I love this series so hard Viktor and his brother Bishop are brought in to help the VC Warriors fight the evil plaguing the town. With the uprise in paranormal crimes, they are sticking around because they believe demons and dark witches are involved. Whilst dark witches are their forte, they have connections to those that can help them fight demons too.

One night Viktor decides to go out for dinner and instantly spots a beautiful woman who sparks his
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
These Warriors

Loved the book and Love this series. The Protectors series continues to be one of my favourites across all Genres.
The stories are just addictive reading, they're Witty, action packed and hot as hell.
Not to mention the sexy Alpha Warriors and feisty sassy females you can't help but get swept away in their world.

This is Viktors book and I just loved him instantly. We've already met him in previous books but I've been excited to know more about the Witch Hunter/Warrior. He didn't
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

OMG. Teresa has upped her game. I’m blown away by Viktor’s book. Every time I read the latest instalment of this sensational series I wonder if Teresa can top the last book. (Which she always does). Viktor knocks everything else out of the park. Absolutely sensational.
Viktor is helping the VC Warriors with the dark witches and other forces trying to take them and the human race down. He lost his mate long ago and lives day to day hunting dark witches with his brother.
Another Fast Paced Addition That Takes This Series Up A Notch

I am a huge fan of this series; I love Teresa Gabelman's writing style, how she paces her plot, how the mysteries and threats come to light and how she balances tension with humour. The romance aspect is concluded within these pages but, as with all long running series, I worry new readers would get lost with the background story and miss the connection to the supporting characters.

I am already emotionally invested in the VC Warriors
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, strong, protective and loving vampire men.

Lacey is looking for a vampire to give her information for a book she is writing when her and Viktor first meet. She ends up getting a lot of information when demons and dark witches make their presence known.
One of the Warriors get hurt badly because Orjyll wants to send Bonnie a message. Charger, a Dark Guardian, offers his help and expertise on demons in this fight of good versus evil.
Exciting stuff us happening in the VC Warrior world. So if
Rebecca Goss
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Viktor has been his life hunting and eliminating demons for the VC Warriors. Lacey is planning to write a paranormal romance and makes plans to meet up with a vampire she met on the internet at a restaurant where Viktor is eating. Her date has his fake fangs pop off and he lies about being a VC Warrior. Viktor overhears and sends him on his way. Lacey meets Viktor again at a vampire bar. The two develop a fast but bonding relationship. I love that the female characters in this series are adult ...more
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Teresa has another hit with the latest bada$$ warrior. Viktor is a Dark Guardian helping the VC Warriors with the latest problem of witches and demons controlling vampires and causing big problems. All Lacey wants to do is gather information for a book she wants to write about vampires and help her dad pay off medical bills when she runs into Viktor and it's instant attraction for both. The rest of the Warriors and their mates are also involved which is always great in every book. Dark ...more
Bianca Mckay
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had a bunch of stuff going on so I just got the chance to devour this beauty. Don’t get me wrong, any and everything Teresa Gabelman publishes goes on preorder or is bought the moment it releases, it just took me a little longer to get around to reading this time around.
**Review is Spoiler FREE**
We learned quite a bit about Viktor and his past in previous book, Rowan. Viktor is a dark witch hunter, who was once in love with a witch, who died long ago. A chance encounter has Viktor meeting an
Lee-anna Dunk
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I honestly can't recommend this series highly enough. Its so good its got everything that keeps you turning page after page. The thing i love about this series the most is that the VC Warriors are aloha protectors to the 10th degree they love hard protect their mates even harder and will kill or destroy anyone who stands in the way of helping those who can't help themselves. Viktor and Lacey were meant for each other and the brotherhood stands to protect their mates from any evil set
Carol Buckley
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love The Protectors series. Each one I read I love more than the one before. Viktor was more than I wished for. Lacey was perfect for him. Teresa makes her characters come to life. She makes you feel like you actual become a part of them. Not to give too much away, but I do hope after Bishops book that Charger is next. From his first appearance I totally fell in love with him. Please let both books come out soon. My heart can't take a long wait. If you are not into paranormal
Whispers From
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

Lacey works at her father’s tavern, is a legal hacker, and is writing a paranormal romance book. She meets Viktor when she is doing research for her book. Viktor is a Dark Guardian but helping the Warriors. He feels something for Lacey but is afraid because she’s a human. Lacey is a strong woman and speaks her mind and not afraid to go after what she wants. Someone in the compound has been feeding the enemy information and it could cause them to lose one of the Warriors.
This is
Sandy Bowers
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Out of this WORLD!!!

Omg. What to say? This was, I think, my favorite heroine. And I adored Viktor too. Lacey was just the right mix of brave, sweet, vulnerable, and badass. Victor was tough as nails, yet tender with Lacey, protective yet not overbearing. Perfect couple. I can't even say how much I love this series, and can't wait for Bishop's story. Teresa Gabelman is one of the premier writers of the day in this genre. I own every thing she's ever written, and I'm proud of that!!! Bring on
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I like how the war is progressing and the addition of new people. Charger seems like an interesting guy and hopefully he will get a book of his own. I loved the way that Viktor and Lacey met and I liked how their relationship progressed. These Warriors and their protective instincts sometimes get in the way.

These fierce human women are showing them that they are worth fighting for. I liked the interaction of Viktor, Bishop & Charger. I'm very intrigued by the
Amy Ariyoshi
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

I’ve really enjoyed reading all of this series. This was a really enjoyable and entertaining addition. Lacey is by far one of my favorite lead heroines. She was strong, feisty and direct. She did not hold back and was not waiting around for a guy or something else. She was living life to its fullest and meeting her guy didn’t change that at all.
I liked Vicktor for the most part, he did annoy more then once but with Lacey stealing most of the book, I got over it mostly.
There were some
Maryellen Mantione banzhaf
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book...Teresa Gabelman outdid herself with this book! From the 1st word to the last it left me wanting more.
Viktor and Lacey's story just captures you! Lacey being an independent woman and Viktor being a Hot Sexy Ass Warrior...well what's not to love!!

I promise you will not be disappointed with this book or any other Teresa has written. She is one fantastic writer and she gets better and better with each book!! Keep on doing what you do Teresa and I will always follow you!!
Trudy Dowling
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Life seems to be getting more complicated and dangerous for the VC Warriors. That might be bad from the but for the reader the excitement continues to grow. The evil that is acting the vampires is not messing around. Hold on to your hats I think the rough ride is just beginning. Thankfully Viktor and Bishop are joining the members. Too bad they are going to be one man down. Thanks to Viktor's mating, Duncan can go back to what he does best, KA and taking names leaving the computer work to the ...more
Mary K Zavisca
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

Lacey is attempting to write a vampire romance novel, and then meets Victor, a real VC warrior.

Victor is still hurting over a love lost. Can he forget the past?

A great evil is trying to break into the world, and the VC Warriors, along with the Dark Guardians and good witches, may be the only ones who can stop it.

And Sloan has taken the gloves off. You won't like him when he's angry.

I'm looking forward to the next one.

Meanwhile , a grest evil is trying to break into this world,
Pam James
Best book of the Year!

As with most of Teresa Gabelman books. This book has humor, action, and loads of VC Warriors. It is so suspenseful. We are meeting some new characters and spending time with some old friends. I love the way Lacy and Viktor meet. If you love a dramatic book that reaches out and grabs you, that makes your heart skip a beat, do not hesitate. Grab this book and start reading. Best book of the year for me. From a True Fan... Pam James
Lela Tavarez
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I love this Series and it kills me to wait for the next one. Viktor definitely did not disappoint and Lasey was a great character. I love the passions protectiveness and the laughs I get from the warriors. I love that I still see the love of slade and Jill they are definitely my fav. I'm also looking forward to a book of the new character Charger he was funny. Keep the books coming because I will keep on reading.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I love this series, along with Lee County Wolves! This particular book in the Protector series sort of took a different path. The main cast of characters was still there, but the heart of the story ventured over to the witch side. The action was great and I loved how it all fit together. Of course, let’s not forget the hot, study vampires! If you haven’t ventured into the realm of the Protectors, you are missing out! Can’t wait for Bishop and Tessa’s stories.
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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

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