by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Book #7.8 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages: 171
Paranormal Romance M/F
Now that her mask has finally slipped…
Ginny O’Toole has spent a lifetime repaying her family’s debt, and she’s finally at the end of her servitude with one last job. Of course, it couldn’t be easy. After stealing the computer files that will free her once and for all, she finds herself on the run from a pissed off vampire who has never fallen for her helpless act. A deadly predator too sexy for his own good. If he doesn’t knock it off, he’s going to see just how powerful she can really be.
He won’t be satisfied until she’s completely bare.
Theo Reese had been more than irritated at the beautiful yet helpless witch he’d known a century ago, thinking she was just useless fluff who enjoyed messing with men’s heads. The second he discovers she’s a ruthless thief determined to bring down his family, his blood burns and his interest peaks, sending his true nature into hunting mode. When he finds her, and he will, she’ll understand the real meaning of helpless.
Man, did I dislike Ginny in the last book. I knew she’d have a sympathetic back story, but at the time I just knew she was conniving and fake. Of course, the author was able to make her a sympathetic character once we knew what was going on in her life. It helped that Theo made sure she cut the act. I definitely like the real Ginny better than the ditzy, fake Ginny.
The chemistry comes off the page and the connection is unexpectedly sweet once Theo and Ginny come to an understanding. While they both want to seem like the stronger party, it doesn’t take them long to actually be fully truthful with each other. I’m sure that has to do with the length of the story, but I appreciate the lying portion of this story doesn’t drag on.
While I’m sure we’ll see the Reese brothers again, I’m going to miss getting to see so deeply into their lives now that their mini-series within the series is over.