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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate| Review

At the start of her senior year at Kingsbrook College, a small school in Northern Michigan, Ariya Adams has a perfectly normal existence. Determined to make this her best year yet, she attends her classes and hangs out with the friends she has come to love more than life.That is until the arrival of the sexy and mysterious transfer student James Rymer, who captivates her affections almost instantly. With her emotions on the fritz for no apparent reason, and unsure if he shares her feelings, Ariya finds herself on an emotional rollercoaster in which everything she knows and loves is questioned.

When fantasy and reality mix, Ariya’s world is turned upside down and she learns that “normal” isn’t what she thought it was. Danger soon comes for her and she discovers that everyone has been keeping secrets from her. The battle between one’s duty and what feels right will have to be fought and it may be a struggle for Ariya to stay alive. When Ariya’s life and the lives of the people she cares for most are endangered, she learns to never underestimate the power of blood.

4 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review by the Author.

This book did start off slow for me, but once things started to happen I was fully engaged.

We have romance, secrets and forbidden feelings. Sounds right up my alley!

Ariya is entering her senior year of college. She might think this will be just a year to catch up with her friends and prepare for graduation, but she doesn’t know how her world is about to change.

I liked Ariya as the main character. She was easy to relate to.

There was quite a bit of angst between her and James that kind of got to me at times but I got over it. I was just having kind of like a get together already moment because there was so much sexual tension between them.

I liked that this book showed a healthy friendship and had amazing side characters! It was great to see such a good group of friends and their interactions.

I highly recommend if you are into paranormal romance! I can’t wait to see where this story goes.

Author Bio:
Anna Applegate is a new adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy writer from rural Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband and four wonderful children. She loves reading, romance of all kinds, sappy chick flicks, paranormal literature, shooting stars, Disney, traveling, and having an imagination.

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