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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Lyrical Press
Released on June 19, 2018
This was one of the most unexpected squee-inducing surprises of the year. I had no idea the Dark Protectors series was going to get a second season and keep going with a new series arc. I thought the grand finale book was great when it came in book seven, but a chance to delve back into this fantastic paranormal romance world was not one I could miss.
Vampire’s Faith is, as I said earlier, a whole new series arc. It introduces new characters, particularly Ronan Kayrs and the concept of The Seven. I suppose a person could jump in if they don’t mind missing all the back story especially when familiar faces show up, but I thought it worked best coming on the heels of the others. It is a new story arc and new names are brought out so… maybe.
Ronan is great-uncle to the Kayrs in the first part of the series and he’s been off with his brothers fighting evil in another realm by holding a big baddie in a prison of sorts in this other dimension. But, something happens, the Seven have lost members, and he wakes up back on earth and several centuries into the future. This is always a fun concept for me because then I get to see someone have to discover the modern world. Ronan was a great hero and an alpha to the core, but getting used to a new day and age had him on his off foot for a while. He has a job to do now that the prison in the other dimension is down and he’s ready to do it. He wakes up to find his dream woman mate is right there in all her skeptical and dismissive glory, but Ronan is up to the task of breaking down Faith’s barriers because she’s his.
That brings me to Faith. Erm, yes… heroines, particularly ones who ironically have no faith even if her name is Faith and like to pull a stubborn-stupid now and then to keep things dangerous and exciting for everyone, are something of a struggle. Faith has a gift with coma patients and her heart is in learning all she can because her beloved sister is in a coma. She will do anything to save her sister- and that’s where all that stubborn-stupid comes in. She is pretty skeptical about Vampires and the whole paranormal world out there until denial becomes ridiculous in the face of the deadly danger they encounter.
I liked Roman and Faith as a couple once she stopped resisting so hard and things get pretty hot and bothered with this pair. But, I think I preferred the action moments more so than the romance. It was good, but not riveting. I felt the stronger part of the story was all the pieces rather one element over another if that makes sense.
Before I started reading, I did have that moment when I wondered if these could be just as engaging and action-packed with a worthy enemy and tense situation as the earlier stories. No worries, it kept me clicking pages fast and getting right into it. I was all in especially when a few crossover characters from earlier books like Janie’s brother, Garrett. I like what is sizing up with this group of Seven and the threat they have to deal with. That said, I’m in a wait and see about the dreamwalking stuff in one of the secondary plot threads with girl encountering the bad boy in her dream state and everyone saying he’s bad, but she doesn’t think so. I don’t want to see a carbon-copy of Janie and Zane’s story. Hopefully, it will have its own twist when it comes out.
So, excitement continues to reign as I now look forward to the next installment in this revitalized and new direction for the Dark Protectors. Paranormal Romance lovers who like good action and strong-willed heroes, here you go.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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