Spotlight and Review of Absolution The Protectors #1) by Sloane Kennedy.

‘Incredibly sexy…Sloane Kennedy has real talent…’ –SLH Reviews

Absolution (The Protectors # 1)
by Sloane Kennedy

Blog Type: Spotlight/Review

Genre: Romance M/M

Published: April 1st 2016

Kindle Edition, 356 pages



But what I felt most was the perfection of what these two men were giving me. And I knew in that moment that I would do anything to keep it. Anything. –Cole

After four years abroad, artist Jonas Davenport has come home to start building his dream of owning his own art studio and gallery. But just as he’s ready to put the darkness of his past behind him forever, it comes roaring back with a vengeance.

The only thing keeping ex-cop Mace Calhoun from eating his own gun after an unthinkable loss is his role in an underground syndicate that seeks to get justice for the innocent by taking the lives of the guilty. Ending the life of the young artist who committed unspeakable crimes against the most vulnerable of victims should have been the easiest thing in the world. So why can’t he bring himself to pull the trigger?

After years of fighting in an endless, soul-sucking war, Navy SEAL Cole Bridgerton has come home to fight another battle – dealing with the discovery that the younger sister who ran away from home eight years earlier is lost to him forever. He needs answers and the only person who can give them to him is a young man struggling to put his life back together. But he never expected to feel something more for the haunted artist.

Cole and Mace. One lives by the rules, the other makes his own. One seeks justice through the law while the other seeks it with his gun. Two men, one light, one dark, will find themselves and each other when they’re forced to stand side by side to protect Jonas from an unseen evil that will stop at nothing to silence the young artist forever.

But each man’s scars run deep and even the strength of three may not be enough to save them…

Note: This book contains M/M/M sexual content and is intended for mature audiences.

Trigger Warning : This book contains references to childhood sexual abuse.

***This is Book 1 in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone story – no cliffhangers.***

Book 1 – Absolution (M/M/M)
Book 2 – Salvation (M/M)
Book 3 – Retribution (M/M)
Book 4 – Forsaken (M/M)

My Review:

Absolution: The Protectors, Book One by Sloane Kennedy was a whirlwind of emotions from the very beginning. Jonas, Mace and Cole have many demons from their past they just can’t escape. Will they be able to make each other whole again? The action in and out of the bedroom was amazing and it was really hard to put the book down. The author’s captivating writing style and strong voice had me losing a lot of sleep. The intense bedroom scenes made the lack of sleep oh so worth it though. The detail in every sentence was incredible like the author was painting a picture for all to see. I recommend this first installment to mature audiences and cannot wait to read book two. This novel is available on Amazon and Free on KU!

About the Author:


Although Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn’t take the plunge until March of 2015 when she released her first novel as an independent author. Since then, she has released more than a dozen books including the Amazon best-selling “Barretti Security” series, “Finding” series and “Protectors” series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and all four of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Gay Romance bestseller list and Freeing Zane, her final book in the Barretti Security series, made it to Amazon’s overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany and grew up in Virginia and Wisconsin. Although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. Although she is unmarried, a menagerie of 2 dogs and 3 cats keeps her busy enough and 3 young nieces take care of the rest of her free time. Sloane loves being able to share her passion for romance with readers and she is truly humbled by all the support she’s received from fans and fellow authors alike.

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