Tamed (Dark Protectors)

by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Publisher:  Kensington
Book #6.5 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages:  129
Kindle edition
Source: MCL
Paranormal Romance M/F
Rating: XXX
Read 8/2/19 to 8/3/19


Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life. . .

After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies. . .

Love is about to start conquering. . .

I’m sure I mentioned this before, the novellas within a series are often hit and miss with me.  So far, this author has been hitting it out of the park with her “filler” stories.  Not one of them have been a misstep. In fact, they get me even more excited about this series as a whole and have featured beloved favorite characters I want to see get their HEA.

Although we haven’t seen Lily and Caleb in the same room often throughout this series, there have been hints dropped so the reader knows they have a past.  In fact, Caleb isn’t seen much at all since he considers himself a soldier/fighter/protector and not a prophet so tends to stay away from headquarters.  (Another thing I love about this series is that I truly feel the connections between all the characters, not just the romantic connections.  As to Caleb not feeling as though he’s a true prophet, Dage has some very wise words and helps Caleb come to a sort of understanding as to his role in all of this war and peace.)

Since this is a pretty short and quick read, I can’t say much without giving too much away.  As always, Rebecca Zanetti gives breadcrumbs that will have you knowing some things ahead of time.  The fun is always in how she fits all those crumbs together at the end.  On top of her spot-on story-telling skills, she also writes fantastic chemistry.  This time I’m talking about the romantic and sexual type of chemistry.  Hot, hot, hot…yet still staying quite romantic and swoon-worthy.

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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