Book Review: DARK PROTECTOR by Celia Aaron




Title: Dark Protector

Author: Celia Aaron

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 27, 2017

From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.

Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

Author’s Note: This is a full-length romance novel. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.


I have read every single one of Celia Aaron’s books, and this one has taken its seat in the top three. If I had to recommend any of Aaron’s books to someone who hasn’t read her yet, it would be this one. It has every single element that I’ve come to love from this author.  It was a violent, often times laugh-out-loud funny, epically entertaining ride that sucked me in pretty much right from the beginning.

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Con (how sexy is that name?!) is extremely hard not to fall for. A stone cold killer doesn’t really sound like the type of guy who would invoke a lot of tender feelings , but his love for Charlie had me swooning all over the place. Con is alpha AF and yet capable of such intense love and, honestly, who doesn’t just love a man who knows exactly how to handle his big gun? Charlie, the florist, seems like a wilting flower but as the story progresses you begin to see her thorns. She is sassy and fierce and took every hit – and my god there were many- in stride.

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As I said at the beginning, this book was epically entertaining. The action never stopped and still Aaron managed to write an intriguing plot with plenty of characters that were very easy to love. From passion to violence to humour to tenderness she described every scene beautifully and I could see the entire thing play out inside my head. All of this made this book so much more you’re your average Mafia Romance. Seriously, the only thing this book needed was a blockbuster-worthy movie soundtrack.

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Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.