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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Review (ARC): Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5) by Rebecca Zanetti + giveaway

Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5)
By: Rebecca Zanetti

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: May 15th 2014 by eKensington

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.

To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about reading Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti. I adore her Sin Brothers series but was very disappointed with her Maverick Montana series so I truly didn’t know what to expect from Tamed.

I was pleasantly surprised though. It was obvious from the very first pages that Zanetti took the time to built a plausible world for her characters to live and fight in yet didn’t bore me with endless descriptions of said places and characters. As book 6.5 in the Dark Protectors series, it was a little difficult for me to catch up with the different races and their histories and to learn and remember the connections between previous characters and the current ones. However that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story.

While Tamed is a novella, it still gave me that whole novel feel and showed me why Caleb Donovan is called the Realm Rebel. He may have a Prophet mark on him but at heart he’s all warrior. Brash and most of the time, hot headed, Caleb could easily overwhelm any other character who has scenes with him. He’s an alpha male yet he isn’t overbearing or manipulative to the point where he becomes unlikable. He has a soft spot for those who can’t protect themselves.

I really liked the heroine, Lily being in a position of power among the races in the story, but what made me like Lily even more was the fact that even though certain obligations came with being a Prophet, she had a difficult time acting like a Prophet. Sometimes she just wanted to punch someone in the nose, usually the same someone but still, it was nice to see a heroine who wasn’t always graceful, poised with an endless supply of patience.

Tamed is a fast paced novella with an interesting premise. Rebecca Zanetti did a great job creating a paranormal world that is quite different to what I’ve read before and she managed to get me excited about past books as well as the next book in the series. If the previous books are as good as Tamed then I’m going to have to buy them as soon as I can.

Sheep Rating: 4 ½ Sheep

Reviewer/Owner of Adria's Romance Reviews

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
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Also releasing at the same time

Blind Faith
Sin Brothers, Book 3
Published by: Forever
Publication date: May 6, 2014
A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own-secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . .


  1. Thanks for the great review. I've read a couple of her stories and liked them, her books are good. But some of the covers bring up a big pet peeve of mine. The headless or faceless cover. I really don't like that trend. I'd rather see a face.

  2. Oh love her! I really enjoy both of her other series but haven't tried this one yet. Dang having such a long reading list. lol

    1. I haven't read any of hers yet...need to take a few months off and just read!

  3. I love Rebecca Zanetti's books. I've read all of them and I highly recommend them.

  4. Great review, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I love coming into a series mid way with a novella that makes me want to go back and get more. I have read book one, Fated, and enjoyed it, will have to catch up :)

  5. Great review, thank you. I really will have to read Rebecca's books someday.