#WOTR23 #NewRelease #DoubleReview #Paranormal #Vampires #2ndChance – Jake, The Protectors book 26 by Teresa Gabelman

Jake (The Protectors Series) Book #26 by [Teresa Gabelman]

After a tragic accident, Jake, former Dark Guardian, not only mourned losing his wife but carried the burden of a secret that only one other living person knew. Confronting that secret was the only way Jake could fight his heavy guilt when a beautiful ballerina dances into his life.

Jessie Reed loves everything about dance, but it didn’t pay the bills. Getting a job working with Nicole Callahan, Jessie is thrown into the VC Warrior and Dark Guardian world where she meets Jake, who saves her life not once, but twice.

Tormented by his feelings for Jessie, Jake still can’t seem to stay away from her, not realizing she had battles of her own. Slowly they build a bond that is shaky at best. As Jake and Jessie fight against the guilt that weighs heavily on them, neither realizes that a message from beyond the grave can give them the freedom of happiness.


Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

I am a big fan of this series.  I have loved how Teresa keeps the series fresh by adding new elements IE Witches, demons, etc to the overall arc of the plot.  Its not like Supernatural where they were just constantly saving the planet…get me?

We met Jake a few books ago when he was happily getting married/mated to Tracy, the love of his life and mate.  When she was murdered, on their wedding day, I was like “Aint no coming back from that” only to discover there is a story for Jake.

Jessie we just met a book or so ago.  She is Mitch’s niece.  We all love Mitch for the bossy boss of Nicole who runs the social agency helping orphaned children.  Jessie has seen Jake a time or two and is thankful he has saved her when she seemed to find trouble.  She is also understanding about the loss she knows Jake has had with Tracy.  However, she just FEELS something when he is around but certainly, he doesn’t feel that way….right???

I loved this story brings in another villain for the over all story named Gello not to be confused with Jell-O like Steve thinks. LOL  Oh Steve.  We also see a story for Daniel being percolated along with Jill’s storyline.  I am so loving that totally. I want to know what is happening in Teresa’s mind.

What I didn’t love, not that I didn’t love the story was….I missed Jake and Jessie.  Yes, they were in the story but I felt like their story was a secondary plot point.  I also felt this way about Ryker and Susan.  We saw both couples dancing around each other and then boom one chapter they are in love.    I know there are many more couples and story lines to keep up with, but I miss the original books where the couple seemed more front and center vs a side story.

Will I continue the series?  ABSOLUTELY!!  It’s a great series with amazing plot twists and turns.  The story never gets old and keeps you entertained 110%.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

This series is one I can read over and over. Jake has now been added to the list as a reread. I really like how this book is building up to something big. I’m not sure how this world is going to end but with the warriors and Guardians you know it is going to be epic.

Jake has so much healing to do after losing the woman he loved on their wedding day. When he realizes Jessie is his mate he struggles with the loss of Tracy and knowing Jesse is his mate.

Jessie is Mitch’s niece and an amazing dancer. She is strong willed and a bit witty a perfect mate for our newest Warrior Jake.

There was a lot going on in the book. We see Jake and Jessie grow closer together and learn about one another. We see Jill deal with everything changing for her being a half-breed and not being released back into rotation. Being Sloan’s errand girl is not what she signed up for which forces her to make some hard decisions. There are the demons that are plotting to take out heir biggest threat and the Warriors youngest member.

I have to say I absolutely fell in love with king in this book. I loved everything about him at the dance competition he had me in stitches. I cannot wait to see what is in store for the Warriors and Guardians in the upcoming books. I know I will not be disappointed and will be on the edge of my seat like always.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

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!

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