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Review: Protective Hearts

Protective Hearts

Protective Hearts by D.S. Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I began to read this book I didn’t know what to expect, as I had never heard of it before.

To my surprise this book is actually pretty good and even though it touches some sensitive subjecs for a lot of people it does explain the reasons behind those subjects, it threats the author as a part of that story and it does absorb you into the plot, the characters and the emotions.

This is a book for 18+ in my opinion. It doesn’t have explicit sex scenes, but we do see sexual tension, a bit of foreplay, mention of rape and bloody murders.

I didn’t like so much that the narrator is in first person, but soon you get over it.

The main plot is kind of simple: Finnola O’Flaherty, the protagonist, is the only survivor from the Chicago Heart Ripper and nobody knows why. She is not like his other victims and that also rises the question as to why he targeted her.

To make sure she doesn’t fall into his hands again, her friends hide her in a security home while the Police tries to find and capture the Ripper. One of her friends, Caleb Sheppard is adamant to protect her, to the grade that he doesn’t even trust entirely her other friends. This is because nobody knows who the Ripper is.

Finn has shut out her memories while being captive because of excesive trauma, but in there lies the key to discover the Ripper’s identity and is up to her to recover those memories in order to capture the Ripper.

It does sound simple, but it isn’t. This novel is labeled under the romance/supernatural genre, and we do see mythical beings. When I found out about them, for a moment remember other romance novels but this one doesn’t fall into those stories.

Ther are a lot of characters in this book, and every single one of them have a reason to be there, they are all well developed and all the side stories that we get to know during the main plot are interesting.

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This book is really good, as I said. The author is well informed about the psychological topics that are treated in here and the suspense and action scenes are excellent. There’s never too much nor so little. It’s just really well written. I can’t give it 5 stars because, to my personal taste, the fact the narrator was in first person was a no-no, but I must accept that even that was well done.

I can’t say more without giving away spoilers, just read it, it does absorb you in it and you will be desperate to find out who the Ripper is, just as much as the characters are.

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