Monday, 2 July 2012

Review: Damon (#1 The Protectors Series) by Teresa Gabelman

Damon (The Protectors Series #1)Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 5 out of 5

I immediately liked the main female character Nicole. She's very easy to like with her very quick and easy comebacks, no-nonsense attitude and her compassion. I love a strong female protagonist, and with Nicole, she easily fits the mould. It was with the introduction of her character, that I knew that 'Damon' was going to be a book that would keep me hooked.

What I didn't quite realise, was just how hooked I would be. I read 'Damon' in just one sitting; it was that good. 'Damon' was so very easy to read, to devour almost, I wanted my fill, especially when I was introduced to the devastatingly gorgeous Damon himself. Yes, I officially have a new crush!

Damon, a vampire and a warrior, is so very beautiful, in so many ways. The way that the relationship develops with Nicole is very powerfully described; Teresa captures their feelings, their passion, their heart break so beautifully. I cried in two separate places. Yes, admittedly, I'm a bit of a wuss, but their relationship did move me.

As mentioned earlier, 'Damon' was very easy to read. And I do think this is because of the flow and pace of the narrative as well as the strong characterisations. The dialogue is fresh, believable and at times very entertaining and amusing. The language isn't overly complicated or sophisticated, which is perfectly appropriate for the genre. 'Damon' is a passionate read, with heart-felt emotions and believable characters - applause for Teresa considering this is a paranormal romance.

'Damon' is most definitely worthy of 5 Fairies. Any book that can make me laugh out loud, cry - on more than one occasion - and make me both unbelievably cross and then later grin like a Cheshire cat, surely has to mean that I loved it.

This is the first book of Teresa's that I've read. I'm so glad that I was lucky enough to win a copy of 'Damon'. It was a real unexpected treat.


Goodreads Synopsis
Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to protect his own kind as well as humans. As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. Damon has been ordered to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face. Even as sparks fly, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

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Updated: 11th May 2013

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