by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: July 5, 2012
Book #4 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages: 255
Paranormal Romance M/F
Read 5/14/19 to 5/15/19
Sometimes You Mate For Life
Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared about–a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . .
Sometimes You Mate To Stay Alive
For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising.
Katie and Jordan…finally!!! Although this is only book 4, I feel like I’ve waited forever for Jordan to get his head out of his booty and see that Katie is his mate.
This story is a time jump to 10 years in the future from the last book, Hunted. The author is great at showing us the wearing down the different groups have gone through over the years. Money is short, spirits are low, and the kids are growing up.
With the fast forward in time, Ms. Zanetti can do so much more with these characters. We can see a progression of the werewolves and how they’ve been dealt with through the years. Of course, Janie is now a teenager which brings a whole other level of interest to her relationships with Zane and Kellan. And Katie has been out hunting werewolves, out from under Jordan’s thumb and influence.
Somewhere within this story, I don’t remember exactly when, I knew what would need to be done to save Jordan. It shows what a master storyteller this author is that I not only still wanted to go along for the ride, but was also on the edge of my seat the closer it got to that full moon. I mean seriously, I absolutely KNEW they’d figure it out and what would happen. Yet there I was, yelling at the characters in my book because things were getting intense. Loving every minute of it, of course.
Not only do we get to see the HFN of Jordan and Kate, but there seems to be a new twist to Maggie’s character and a possible love match for her. And, of course, I can’t help but want to see more of Zane. And we still have the other Kayrs brothers to mate. Not to mention, the curiosity the author sparks about Kane and his hidden/secret ability. Plus, we still haven’t really met any of the demons yet. Ahhh! If it was feasible, I would seriously get every book in this series and just sit here for days on end reading one after the other. So good!