Twisted (Dark Protectors)

by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: June 20, 2013
Publisher:  Kensington
Book #5.5 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages:  103
Kindle edition
Source: MCL
Paranormal Romance M/F
Rating: XXX
Read 6/7/19 to 6/8/19


Maggie is a wolf shifter who was captured and experimented on by the Kurjans. Now that a cure has finally been found for shifters (although not for vampire mates or witches), she can concentrate on creating a new life for herself and finally accepting that her memories are gone forever. Most memories, that is. Sometimes in the hazy world between dreams and dawn, she hears a Scottish voice, dark and deep, that sounds suspiciously like wolf-shifter Terrent Vilks. A man she happened to anger by kidnapping a few years back. Hey, it was for a good cause.

Terrent Vilks knows more than he’s let on for the past several years. After digging for answers, he knows exactly why the demons want Maggie dead. And he remembers his past with Maggie…very well. She is finally where he wants her. Now all he has to do is discover what exactly the Kurjans did to her, beat the demons into so much submission they leave her alone, and get her to fall in love with him. Again. Good thing he’s used to wrangling monsters.

Rebecca Zanetti really does a stellar job in her 0.5 books.  For most authors, these 0.5 books are shorter stories to give us some more info on characters that are a bit more peripheral, or to fill in some background info that will be needed in future books.  I’ve had my ups and downs with other authors with these shorter books. So far, this author is really impressing me with her short stories.

Of course, being a little over 100 pages, this story moves fast.  I would also strongly suggest it not be read as a standalone.  That’s not what it’s meant for and not how it should be read. 

Maggie has been a mystery since we met her.  There’s a scene in Consumed between Maggie and Terrent that full-on intrigued me. So, I’m really glad to get to read their story.  There is so, so, so much more to both characters than I had imagined.

Because this story is so short, I cannot say much of anything without spoilers.  This story is full of chemistry and fun and tough choices.  I loved it!

4.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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