by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: April 13, 2021
Publisher: Dark Nights Press
Book #12.5 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages: 108
Source: Amazon Purchase
17 and up
Dr. Mariana Lopez has finally stopped bailing friends out of difficult situations. Well, except for substituting as the leader for another anger management group, pitching in as a campaign strategist for a prospective sheriff, and babysitting three dogs. Even with such a full life, she can feel the danger around her—a sense that something isn’t right. Nightmares harass her, until the real thing comes to life, and only the dark and sexy male sitting in her group can save her. However, with safety comes a price she might not be willing to pay.
Raine Maxwell is one of the Maxwells out of Montana, which means he’s not only one of the most deadly vampires alive, but his path is set and his mate has been chosen for him. To save him—to continue his line. Unfortunately, his mate is an enhanced human female who has no idea of her abilities, of his species, or of her future. He’d like to lead her gently into this new world, but his people aren’t the only ones who’ve found her, which puts her into more danger than she can imagine. Plus, in order to follow his laws, he only has one week to convince her that immortality with him is what she wants—and needs.
Another quick, fun, and sexy short story in the Dark Protectors series. This author is great at these filler stories. They absolutely always keep me on the edge of my seat and rolling with laughter.
I really felt for Mariana and the confusion she must have felt when it came to Raine and her stalker. Let’s be honest, if any of these alpha bad boys was connected to us, we’d be quite suspicious if we didn’t know their back story. And then, who can even believe such a tale as immortals, vampires, witches, and more!
With an arc of stories taking place in this small town coming to a close (I assume), I was happy to see the sheriff and others finally get put in their place. There may be more to come out of these stories with other characters, but I’m satisfied with how things are now if there’s not. I have to say though, Tabi is a very bad babysitter. I know she cares about Mariana and Raine, but she really doesn’t do a good job of keeping them safe!
While I’m happy with how things are in their town, I am itching to find out more about the Maxwell family. What a fun twist to the immortal stories we already know and love.