This week is book week apparently, this is review one of three and what a good one it is! Protector by Becca Campbell is the third book in her Flawed series and so far, my favorite! Catch up with Book 1; Empath and Book 2; Outsider to read their reviews if you’ve not read them yet. Becca was gracious enough to provide a copy of this book’s ARC for me to read and review and it did not disappoint! [goodreads]
Ethan’s back! Jade and Logan have settled into an uneasy calm since the last attack, and Logan is set on getting on with their life. The police have yet to find Ethan and Jade can’t help but worry about Kelsey and her safety. Her trauma caused by Ethan in the caverns has her frantic in her need to find and protect Kelsey. She’s sure Kelsey is in danger and that Ethan will torture her even worse if he ever finds her. But when Jade does finally find Kelsey, will she be too late to save her?
Book three in the Flawed series is an ensemble cast this time around with a mix of both old and new faces. Logan is still as brooding and closed off as ever, battling with his own ability and how to control what Jade so longs for him to share with her. After her abduction by Ethan, Jade is distraught and near panic over finding Kelsey. Jade’s focus and Logan’s own problems pull the two in different directions and they struggle against each other in a refreshing way that pulls them from a cookie cutter relationship mold. Ethan is as crazy and deranged as ever, you’ll have to read the book to learn more. Kelsey is the newest member of the cast and her charm and passion jumps from the pages. She’s an art therapist and her desire to help and heal the children she sees is a wonderful light shining from the pages amidst the darkness that Ethan casts. She’s worth reading the entire book.
As the third instalment (plus some short stories) in the Flawed series, Protector is the logical, dark, next step. Ethan’s plots have escalated and with Kelsey finally in his sights and as a result the interactions between all of the characters is more tense, more violent, and more twisted. A ‘light’ in the story was one of Kelsey’s students, Hugh, a mute who was fantastically written, vibrant, and someone I am hoping Becca Campbell will eventually write a book about.