Review: Protector (Galactic Gladiators #4) by Anna Hackett

Protector Book Cover Protector
Galactic Gladiators #4
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance
February 26, 2017
Kindle Unlimited


Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy's lawless outer rim...

Cool and driven Madeline Cochran made a successful career for herself as civilian commander of a space station orbiting Jupiter...until the day it was attacked and she was abducted by alien slavers.

Her organized existence shattered, Madeline suffered during her captivity, but since her rescue by the tough gladiators of the House of Galen, she's struggling to assimilate to her new life. As she navigates the desert world of Carthago and the gladiator city of Kor Magna, she desperately misses her teenage son back on Earth and throws herself into finding another human, space marine Blaine, still kept captive by the slavers. She also finds herself working harder than ever to avoid a certain charming showman gladiator who is far too attractive and far too tempting.

Gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene is a protector at heart and a sucker for a damsel in distress...although he's well aware that the hard-shelled and sad-eyed Madeline wouldn't appreciate the title. He knows what it feels like to be ripped from the family you love and have your life destroyed, and he wants to help Madeline heal. As the two of them go undercover into the dangerous world of underground gambling, Lore knows he'll need all his patience, passion, and a whole lot of stubbornness to not only keep Madeline safe but to melt the icy shell around her heart.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a cool, driven woman and a charming showman gladiator). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!


Protector is book four in the Galactic Gladiators series by Anna Hackett.

I love this series. It’s got an amazing storyline and marvelous characters. Each book gives us someone new to fall for and the world keeps expanding. Galactic Gladiators series should be read in order. 

Lore Uma-Xilene is a protector, a Gladiator for the House of Galen, and a bit of a therapist. I love Lore. His protectiveness, compassion, and patience with Madeline melted my heart. He took his time breaking down Madelines prickly exterior. It was just perfect and sweet. 

Madeline was a civilian commander on the space station until the day it was attacked and she was captured by alien slavers. She suffered greatly during her captivity until she was rescued. Now, she’s having a hard time adjusting to this new world; because she can’t go home to her teenage son, doesn’t know where she belongs, and so she’s got guilt and depression. 

The story is non stop danger, surprises, and passion. I was captive by the first page and loved Madeline and Lore together. Their time together was sweet and I can’t say enough have much I love Lore. 

Hackett has created a world that is entertaining with characters that captivate. Protector was an emotional and action-packed story. 

Rated: 4 Stars

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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i love action packed books. i have one or two of her stories on my kindle
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So I joined the author’s newsletter and got the free books – I’ve read one (I’ve read the Phoenix series), but not the others. Now I just have to find time to read them!! Thanks for the reviews!