Author: Katie Reus
Series: Moon Shifter #6
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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He walked away once; he won't do it again.Wolf shifter Aldric Kazan is no stranger to pain. Since the loss of his mate a century ago, he won't allow himself to fall for someone again—not even the feisty female who stirs things in him that he thought were gone long ago. But as a supernatural investigator, he's forced to team up with the same woman he vowed to stay away from.
She let him in once; she refuses to do it again.Natalia Cordona refuses to back down from any challenge—even if it means joining forces with Aldric, the sexy and brooding man who won't get too close. Locating missing vampires before a volatile war breaks out seems nearly impossible as the duo struggle with their explosive and undeniable attraction. Now it's up to Natalia and Aldric to trust each other to stop an all-out war from breaking out that would destroy the harmony they've all worked so hard for.
After violently losing his mate, Aldric has completely secluded himself until he comes across his brother, Jayce, and his new pack mates. Aldric and Natalia met in the previous book and their chemistry was off the records. However, Aldric was still mourning for his mate and ignored what his wolf was trying to tell him. Now, Natalia wants nothing to do with him but a mission will bring them together no matter what they want.
Aldric and Natalia were one stubborn couple. Aldric would rather suffer alone than be hurt again but neither Natalia nor Jayce are willing to let him alone. Natalia knows not to push him but time is against them and they will have to work together or face a war.
I really liked Dark protector! It was not just Aldric and Natalia’s story. We got to see Aldric’s healing journey and his reconciliation with his brother as well, which I really liked.