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(The Protectors #12)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  1,349 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Most think that newest VC Warrior, Ronan McDonald, is just a laid back cowboy. What they don’t see is the inner turmoil that only his small ranch and horses can tame. At least that was the way it had been until a witch with a beauty none could deny walked into his life.

Running has been Kira Grail’s life for as long as she can remember. It isn’t until she meets a VC
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Published February 18th 2020 by Tantor Audio (first published July 30th 2018)
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I liked the MCs. Ronan is pretty awesome as the quiet cowboy vampire. Kira is a lot less 'pointy' than she was in the last book.
But I still found it uninspiring for the second half of the book.
I got tired of the whole bogeyman Orjyll thing. It was just too OTT and Orjyll just didn't seem the brightest bulb on the planet to be such a supervillain.
then the ending... sheesh...
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Laura Johnson
Love my alpha vampire men. Love this series. Unfortunately, I couldn’t connect with these two MCs. The storyline didn’t grip me like it usually does. Their chemistry was luke warm at best. Well, better luck next time. My loyalty is still with my hot as fu*#k vamps. Keep rocking it Mrs. G. ...more
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh so good!

Are you looking for magic, vampires, action, a curse, AND romance all in one book? Then look no further because you've found it with this addition to the Protectors Series! The casts all present as they prepare for a magical showdown/revenge fest on the evil saggy-bottomed warlock bent on killing Kira, Mira, and Drew. Buckle your belts, cuz you are in for a helluva ride!
Heather andrews
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ronan is a protective one, “you picked the right man for the job,” Ronan vowed, his hands clenching into fists at the thought of anyone hurting her. “Nothing or no one will hurt Kira.” Ronan doesn't like others touching his woman, "Ronan knocked Sid’s hand away. “That could have been said without touching.” I liked this book, I loved Ronan.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I think Ronan is my favorite warrior. Him and Keira and good together. He did have his alpha moment but learned from his mistake. There's a big fight coming with a traitor and Orjell and they will need to be ready.
And Steve on the horse is too funny.
Lisa Guertin
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story but needs better editing

I enjoyed the story and had been looking forward to Ronan and Kira’s book. Unfortunately while the story gets a five star rating, the large number of grammatical errors kept throwing me out of the book.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ronan, be still my heart!! Excellent continuation of The Protectors series.
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I received this book from the author f ran honest review.

Those tall, dark, handsome, and quiet ones are the ones you gotta look out for. If Jared doesn’t fix his shit I might have to leave him for Mr. Cowboy!! (Yes, it is that serious between Mr. Kincaid and myself!!)

Ronan has been a bit of a mystery
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So, what did I like about it?
I am already a huge fan of Teresa Gabelman’s writing style; I find her books easy to read, her plots are gripping, the pace is fast but never feels rushed and I’m further drawn into the world with strong main characters and a fantastic array of supporting cast (both human and supernatural) that are totally believable and leave me
Kodie Mackay
Ain't nothing like a tall handsome cowboy to get your panties melting.

Ronan sweet Ronan.. that man is a weapon all by himself. Sweet baby Jesus lord have mercy on my soul I want to find myself a horse riding whip wealding cowboy to hold my ass down.

I can't even with this story though. Teresa does it every damn time. Not only does she give us a solid storyline with dynamic characters. She brings us all the feels!.

Keira and Ronan's story was not smooth sailing by any standards. Keira carried
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
I think I may have just put another warrior at the top of my list next to Jax and Blaze. Really I’m a southern girl so when I hear cowboy hat, boots and horses well let’s just say I have been waiting for Ronan. Plus I am a sucker for the quite mysterious guys.
Ronan is protective, patient and loyal. You see this in him throughout this book when he deals with the warriors, the trainees, his horses but mostly with Mira. I have to
Kristi Metcalf
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

You know the saying “Save a horse, ride a cowboy”? Well, if that cowboy happens to be a VC Warrior that’s even better and with Ronan that’s who you get, a vampire warrior cowboy!!!
Mira we met in Steve’s book, Invisible Warrior, she’s Kira’s sister. To recap they’ve been running all their lives from the evil Orjyll. He wants the Dragonfly coven dead so that his powers can return.
Mira is scrappy, she fights the pull she feels for Ronan,
Sandy Bowers
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O. M. G.!!!!!!!

Another bullseye for Teresa Gabelman!!! I loved Ronan and Kira SO MUCH!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING THIS AUTHOR WRITES!!!! This series is definitely in my top 3 series of all time. She writes her characters so REAL, that even though they are vampires (fictional creatures?), you feel like you know them and love them. And I love how every book seems like a family reunion, because the same people from book 1- 12 are incorporated into the storyline. Like, I'd forgotten that Katrina could
Toni Hector-Zepeda

I absolutely LOVED this series! Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I started by reading Lee County Wolves and when I saw that the characters interacted I started The Protector’s series. I normally don’t go in for Vampire books but this series is not chills and gore like most Vampire books are. There is a good viable storyline, plenty of Villains and action but the main characters are believable as “undead” humans and are lovable,fierce,protective and loyal. And
Beth Fuller
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I’ve been a VC Warrior fan since “Damon” was first released. Twelve Warriors later and I still find myself enamored with, and cheering for, each Warrior and mate as they find each other and fight off the bad guys (usually together). I love how the plots segue smoothly to the next; no reason at all to get bored. Blood-borne drugs, evil vendettas, mad scientists, ghosts and dead-people getting chatty and/ or taking control. We’ve been introduced to shape-shifters, werewolves and “powers”
A good read

This was another great book by Teresa Gabelman and I'm glad to have found this author. Although it didn't grip me as much as the other books in the series and I believe that is because both Ronan and Kira only just joined the story whereas all the other Warriors and their mates have been their for the long haul, and integrated themselves into every book in their specific ways. But it was a great book that I really enjoyed, starring Ronan the incredibly sexy Cowboy warrior and Kira
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner in The Protectors series. Ronan, cowboy vampire warrior claims his mate in this exciting continuation of trying to find and kill the evil warlock Orjyll. I do love a man that only wear tight fitting jeans, boots and a cowboy hat....and so does Ronan's mate beautiful witch Kira Grail.

So in love with this series. Ronan and Kira make a great couple. We get to finally see crazy VC Warrior Steve marry his mate Mira. Hopefully we get yet another wedding to attend for our sexy cowboy
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love a Cowboy.

I love this series. 12 books in and I'm still addicted to these warriors and their feisty women.

Ronan is no exception he's all kinds of Hot completely Alpha and he's a Cowboy to top it off.
Even though I did love Ronans book, I didn't feel his story had enough about him and Kira in it. I'd of liked more from them.
So these two didn't connect as well as the other couples for me.
However it didn't spoil my enjoyment, it's just a personal preference.

These books are seriously funny
Nikki Pearce
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastically written, brilliant characterization. Can't wait for the next instalment of The Protectors
"This was a sensational read! Teresa Gabelman can transport you into the story with her characters. It's so easy to envision the storyline and live it.
Oh and this Cover. Phew. Hot as hell.
had my attention right from the first page
Ronan goes about his duty as a VC warrior. Kira has got under his skin and he is constantly thinking of her.
There is some serious trouble ahead as he is put in charge
Whispers From
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampires, witches, oh my

Kira is a witch and has a curse on her family that if they fall in love, the man dies. A warlock is after her and her sister because they are the last in her line and if they die he gets his powers back. Ronan is a vampire and owns a ranch where he tames horses. Ronan is quiet and deadly. When he realizes Kira is his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her safe. When they find out Kira is more powerful than she thought, that puts her even more in the crosshairs of the warlock
Rebecca Goss
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ronan was intrigued by Kira, a witch, since he first saw her. She is beautiful with a self reliant edge to her. She is fiercely protective of her sister, Mira and her young niece. As Steve prepares to wed Mira, Ronan and Kira are thrown together often. He is designated to protect her and keep her safe. Kira has powers beyond her knowledge and must learn to use them effectively. Ronan seems to be more open and accessible than most of the group. He is kind, generous and appreciates Kira and her ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great cast of characters!

I love Ronan to death. He is kind, caring and a wee bit over protective, but loves wholeheartedly. When he makes a mistake he is willing to try anything to rectify it.
Kira is a little stubborn but has every right to be. She is the one who needs to fight Orjyll.
We meet newish characters Viktor, Bishop, Bonnie and the men from Roman's farm. We also learn about a bitter betrayal. All while the women show the men that they aren't the only one who are willing and able to
Pam James
Captivating from the very beginning. Powerful witch Kira Grail (sister to Mira, Steve's Mate) has to find a way to get rid of Orjyll. An evil Warlock trying to kill all the women of Grail descent, so he can be the most powerful of them all. Ronan the sexy cowboy VC Warrior Has a powerful attraction to Kira. This story is full of action and suspense. It also has loads of humor. Jared needs his head adjusted for his attitude. Steve and Mira have a wedding to plan.We get to see all of our Warrior ...more
Sandy Golden
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teresa's done it again

Wow just wow Teresa did it again another awesome warrior gets his woman. Your books are fantastic Teresa please never stop writing, you obviously have what it takes. I can honestly say there is not one book that you have written i haven't liked and that is truly saying something. I hope maybe one day I will get to meet you in person you seem so down to earth i hope you never change. Thank you for inspiring my husband to keep writing with your kind and truthful words. For
Erica Tyre
Vaguely unsatisfying

I have liked all of the books in this series, but I just didn’t connect with this one. I didn’t feel the same sparks with the main characters, even the I liked them both. It was also frustrating to see the what was going on with Jared and Tessa with no actual insight into them. We just see it from the outside looking in and that was very irritating. It felt unfinished. There was no acknowledgement of wrongdoing from most of the men and I am left with my respect for all of
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love The Protectors series, and each book keeps getting better and better. However, I was a little disappointed in Ronan and Kira's story. I just didn't connect with them and I didn't feel the swoon worthy romance between the two of them. I was also a little confused about the tiff between Tessa and Jared. Vampires are wired to keep their mates happy, but Jared had a real attitude with Tessa throughout the whole book. One thing I was pleased to see, was how the women seemed to finally come ...more
Trudy Dowling
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was filled with so much thrilling action that I couldn't put it down. The budding romance between Ronan the cowboy warrior and Kira the witch had he crossing my fingers that the curse had been lifted. Kira and Ronan deserve happiness with out the fear of Ronan passing.

What I liked most about book 12, (I can't believe there have been that many amazing books in the series. I hope you have read them all. They are amazing.) was the females standing up to all this alpha warriors and
Mary Valerie Stroh
Cliffhanger NOT funny!

I love the Protector series, every book follows a well planned, detailed path with unexpected sidetracks and sheer joyful minutes. My favorite so far has been the Invisible Vampire, the character Steve is wonderfully funny, smart, dumb, pitiful and everything in between. I was happy, even though this book was about Ronan and Kira, Steve & Mira were featured as well. Ronan and Kira are somewhat the black sheep of this series; I am enjoying the intricacies of the "weave"
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can’t get enough of The Protectors. I almost didn’t read this because I already didn’t want it to end.

I LOVED Ronan and Kira’s story, love how different she and Mira are, love how rugged Ronan is, and how much he loves his ranch and horses. The only thing I didn’t like was, after the big fight, the mates weren’t in more of an uproar over the males duplicity. The females are so strong, and stand up for themselves when they feel wronged, but in this one instance (where I feel like it was
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but...

Okay liked the story and the characters as well. But the getting tired of the warriors treating the females as helpless and not knowing their own minds. It’s like they only take advice from men and ignore the information the females give them. As in a previous book, they completely disregarded all the insider information she could have provided, this time it was worse. They keep acting almost like misogynies if they really didn’t love their mates I would think that. Other than that,
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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.

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