REVIEW: 5 out of 5 Stars
What an emotionally compelling story this was. Protector's Claim by Airicka Phoenix further demonstrates why this author is one of my favorites. She does dark and dirty so well, and always manages to give her readers a fantastic story that is impossible to put down. Gabby and Kieran's story was full of angst, suspense, emotional highs and lows, and a beautiful love story.
Phoenix created a fiercely strong connection between Kieran and Gabby, and that was one of my favorite parts of the story. Both characters were so well-written. I loved how crazy protective Kieran was, and I really enjoyed the different facets of his personality. Gabby was a great character as well, strong and vulnerable at the same time. I felt so emotional while reading about her struggles. The bond that she shared with Kieran, and the love that developed between them, was so incredible to read. Nothing was easy for these two, and Phoenix did a great job pulling me in emotionally.
The book was extremely well-plotted and had some amazing twists and turns. There were times where I didn't know where the author was taking the story, and I loved that. There was a lot going on within the book but it never felt overwhelming. Both the storyline and its characters were on point. Phoenix gives her reader the full package, making the book a really enjoyable reading experience. I truly loved this story and cannot wait to read more from this author in the future.