by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Book #9.5 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages: 167
Source: Amazon Purchase
Paranormal Romance M/F
Read 1/6/21 to 1/7/21
Vengeance and revenge are the only forces driving vampire soldier Noah Siosal since losing his brother to an enemy he’s been unable to find. He’s searched every corner of the globe, going through adversaries and piling up bodies until finally getting a lead. The last place he wants to be is in a ridiculous anger management group with people expressing feelings instead of taking action. Until one fragile human, a green-eyed sweetheart being stalked by danger, catches his eye. One touch, and he realizes vengeance can’t be anywhere near her.
Anger and self-preservation are the only motivations Abby Miller needs or wants right now. Falsely accused of attacking the man who’s terrorized her for years, she’s forced as a plea bargain to attend an anger management counseling group with people with some serious rage issues, while learning true self defense on the side. Yet a man, one more primal than any she’s ever met, draws her in a way and into a world deadlier than she’s ever imagined. He offers her protection, but she finds the fight is really for his heart, and she’s ready to battle.
This is a novella within the Dark Protectors universe. I wasn’t sure what to expect this time because, from the description, I really wasn’t sure who these characters were. Never fear, some familiar faces pop up in unexpected ways. I’m curious to see how some of the new characters introduced here will tie in with the bigger story.
There’s a lot going on in this small town that the citizens are totally blind to. I absolutely adore how Abby’s court ordered anger management turns into a paranormal singles mixer. The poor lady in charge of this group! I cannot wait until her story plays out, as I’m sure it will eventually. There was a lot going on in this story, even at less than 200 pages. It really has me excited for the direction this series is going.
Because this story is a bit shorter, the love is a bit faster. Rebecca Zanetti makes a bold decision on how to speed along the mating process of Abby and Noah, and it pays off. I really like Noah and didn’t want him to do anything that would have me feel icky about his choices. Knowing he was trying his best to be patient and that he wanted Abby to understand his world before taking a huge step went a long way in keeping me on his side.
As usual, this author writes amazing chemistry. Not only were sparks flying between Noah and Abby, but there were other couples that were throwing off heat. I may be wrong, only time will tell as I continue on in this series, but it felt like this book was being used as a catalyst of so many things to come in the Dark Protectors world, not just characters but also plot and back story. I can’t wait.