by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Book #3 Realm Enforcers series
Number of pages: 266
Paranormal Romance M/F
Read 6/24/20 to 6/26/20
Simone Brightston knows she can beat the rap her enemies are pinning on her. An Irish witch is nobody’s fool, and she didn’t get to her position on the Coven Nine high council without serious power. But her cousins want her to hide out—and they somehow convinced her arch nemesis to play getaway driver.
Of all the men she’s known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. With his demon-dark eyes and his inscrutable beauty, he’s as desirable as he is dangerous. And he knows better than to underestimate Simone. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, she grabs a handful of jacket and holds on tight.
Running from the law may not be the smartest plan. But when it comes to Nick, hot pursuit and a blazing fast ride are exactly what Simone’s looking for . . .
Although the books in this series (and really, all of Rebecca Zanetti’s books) aren’t marketed as humor and/or comedy, she always has me laughing. I swear, her alpha males and their feisty mates have me laughing out loud so often that my husband will ask if I’m reading another of “those vampire books”. (He calls them all that even though I tell him there are more than vampires in them.) My point is, even he knows it’s often her books that will have me laughing one minute and gasping in shock the next.
Once I realized, in previous books, that Simone had a history with Nick I could not wait to see how their story would unfold. I got all that I had hoped for, and more. This story takes so many twists and turns, it’s insane…in a good way. Nicholai and Simone have such a strong connection. Not only does their sexual chemistry leap off the page, they have a strong emotional connection that comes from years of loving one another (from afar). They slowly learn to trust each other again as this story progresses, but are they being totally open and honest even once that trust is reestablished?
Like I said, things get crazy. They mystery of the planekite is getting deeper, and I now have like three different hypotheses as to who is behind that evil. There are immortals we haven’t learned of until this book. We learn so much more about Bear and his connection to Simone. I can’t even tell you more without spoilers, but there is oh so much more. There are no two ways about it, this story is a must read.
Note: If you are also a reader of the Dark Protectors series, the novella Talen comes chronologically between this story and the next Realm Enforcers book. In the virtual copy I borrowed from the library, it had Talen as a bonus story.