Title: Protector: Rage
Series: Protector Book 1
Author: Nora Ash
Release: May 2, 2023
Genre: Dark Omegaverse
Narrators (videos): Jason Clarke & Stella Hunter
I want her dead, but for a woman like her there is a far worse fate:
She may hate me.
She will still be mine.
I awoke in hell. I don’t know who I was before, or where I came from. If I ever knew anything but darkness and pain.
What I am now is a machine. A weapon, whose every breath is controlled by the technology fused with my very DNA.
Bound in eternal servitude.
She did this.
Doctor Adelaide Thompson made me into the perfect soldier. A protector, incapable of doing her harm. But all I fantasize about is my hands around her throat. Her soft, pink lips gasping for air, and the drum of her pulse under my palms.
I hate her.
I want her.
And I am the only one who can save her life.
She won’t like the price…
Triggers: Torture, abuse, slavery, dubcon, off-page sexual assault (not by the hero), rape aftermath. (ends on a cliffhanger)
AX2 is a military experiment, a soldier saved from the jaws of death only to be turned into a super soldier, part robot / part human.
Dr Addie Thompson is his creator, she has made him, healed him, owns him – she sees him as anything but human, he is her project. Years of training in isolation, with command chips in his head to ensure his behaviour and that he follows orders.
But AX2 hates her, would like nothing more than to end her life, but of course is unable to follow through with any of this. But he still retains some of his human side, his Alpha side comes through when she touches his skin to make sure she has mended him, smells her shampoo and her scent, his body reacts accordingly – Addie is disgusted by this, a human reaction, which she considers him not to be.
Things change though when the General appears at the base, he just happens to be Addie’s father, and he doesn’t like what he sees. He sees them as human, as soldiers, and wants them to be treated as such. Addie is furious that all her hard work is going to go to waste, that her father cannot see what a fantastic weapon she has created.
AX2 finds he is not alone in this world, there are more of him, military brothers like him. Mixing and interacting with them brings back some emotions and feelings he has not felt for years. But he is dubious as to what they are going want him to be used for…..
I did enjoy this, loved the omegaverse twist on things. Addie’s character is awful, and I feel she gets what she deserves. I feel for AX2 and what he has been through, how he longs to die to be free of what he has become. I love how his Alpha side re-emerges and how devastating the effects are on Addie.
But it is a really short read, a novella in length – I think there are 3 books in this series, which could maybe have been merged into just 1 or two if they are the same length as this! Still I’m very much looking forward to seeing how all this turns out!
I am Nora Ash, and I write a plethora of different romance books. Some are paranormal, some are contemporary, most of them are dark and all of them pack the heat. Basically, I have a rampant imagination and no way of controlling it, except from just writing down whichever idea pops into my head at the time.
The one thing my books always have in common, though? A possessive hero and a guaranteed HEA. Have a look at my book page
and meet your next Book Boyfriend!
I’m originally from the cold North (AKA Scandinavia) but these days I live in rainy England with my amazing fiancé and our two pesty cats. When I’m not writing, I’m probably reading, watching Real Housewives of Wherever (reality tv it’s my shameful addiction) or hiking in whatever bit of woodland I can find.
THREE FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I once ran away with a traveling circus
I’m a decent rider (English style only, though)
I’m bilingual. Almost-kinda trilingual, but my Spanish is terri-bad these days.