Book 5, Dark Protectors
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A TIME FOR WAR. . .
A casualty of the war between the demons and the vampires, Jase Kayrs has been missing for six long years. His older brothers want answers—but they're going to have to get them from an unlikely source. For when Kane Kayrs tracks down Amber Freebird, what he finds is a blonde, vegan pacifist who has no intention of using her skills in his war. . .
A TIME FOR LOVE. . .
Amber enjoys her life of chaotic freedom and has no intention of falling in line just because a sexy-as-sin vampire insists on order. Unfortunately, he discovers she may be the only hope they have of finding his brother, and there's no way he's going to let her go—even if it means mating her to gain her cooperation. The two are as different as can be, yet when the dominant Kane and the untamed Amber finally unite to rescue Jase, they just may find that opposites really do attract. . .
"Hot and fast from beginning to end." —Kate Douglas on Fated
Not a fan of Amber
3.5 stars. I love this series. Loved the world Rebecca has created for us. Out of all the mates, Amber is my least favorite. I think Rebecca was shooting for feisty like Moira, but I was only annoyed. I almost stopped reading several times. Found myself wandering when Amber was going on and on about her nonsense. I wish she had not found such an insecure woman to mate Kane. Smartest man on the planet. Amber really didn't try to understand him. He carried the weight of everyone. Being an empath, he had learned early on in his life that he had to shut off his emotions to do his job. Instead of trying to show Kane he could also have love in his life, she pouted, whined about water bottles and furniture and her lack of education. None of which was his fault. Amber made it seem like Kane was deficient in some way. Quite annoying. He just didn't understand these feelings because he had blocked them for hundreds of years. I also did not like that everyone sided with Amber so quickly. Dage tried to explain his brother to Amber, but then pointed out Kane didn't know everything. True, but because of Kane's logic, they've survived many battles. I was quite disappointed in this pick. Kane deserved better. Maybe a more confident Amber. Not necessarily a genius, just confident enough in herself, to stand with him. Amber should have been angrier with her grandmother for deceiving her her entire life, instead of blaming Kane for everything. Don't get me wrong, I did like seeing this side of Kane. His vulnerability. It as tough for him, but good to see. He was opening up his emotions a little. He was great with his Janie and Garret. And Jordan's adorable twins Samantha and Sydney.
It was hard to read about Jase. This book was a little darker than the others for me. The demons are evil. Maybe worse than the Kurjans. I think Janie may have stepped into it. She's come a long way from the little girl in Fated. Still keeping secrets, which I thought she would have grown out of. It seems like she's caught between the little girl she was and the 21 year old she is. Can't wait for her story with Zane. The timeline for the series is flying by. I suspect it's because we're trying to get to Zane, Kalin and Janie. It still feels very rushed. Like opportunities have been missed in the story.
Also, the series could do with a bit of editing. Every book had editing issues. In this book, I noticed it mentioned that Amber's shirt was ripped open, when she was wearing a sweat shirt. After she and Kane made love it said she pulled on her sweatshirt. Annoying. It really didn't mess with the flow of the book, Amber actually did that for me, but I think it's important. I highly recommend this series.