Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Toni's Review for Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti ***4 Stars***


Ready Or Not

Moira Dunne is a witch—the quantum physics kind. Time and space are her playthings. Which might explain why her one-night stand from a hundred years ago has turned up to “claim” her—and request her family’s assistance with the war he’s brewing. But the more she learns about Connlan Kayrs, the more she comes to think this is normal behavior for him…

There’s Nowhere To Hide

When Conn and Moira tumbled on the moonlit grass, Conn hadn’t meant to mark her as his mate for all time. She was only twenty! But it wasn’t easy to wait for her. It was even harder to forget her. So when he finally returns for his wicked-hot witch, he’s ready to let the sparks flying. Even if he burns up in flames…


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I have been looking forward to this story from the very first time I found out about Conn and Moira.  Ms. Zanetti didn’t disappoint either!  Book three in the Dark Protector series is just as riveting as the first.

Over 100 years ago, their one night stand changed their destinies; they are mates.  Conn believed that he was doing what was best for her and their future by signing a treaty that would give her time to come into her powers.  What he doesn’t know is that that one act may have just closed her heart to him forever.

Moira knows that her body craves Conn and has done so since the very beginning.  What she can’t accept is his choice to walk away from her and leaving their love behind.  How can she trust his feelings if it took him this long to return to her?

Conn has spent the last 100 years in constant torment.  He walked away from his mate, but she was such a young woman and still had not experienced life.  Even though every breath he took, he was drawn to her, he had to hold strong to give her time.  He used his time wisely, honing his powers and learning all he could about his woman.  The time has come.  Now he wants what is rightfully his and he will do anything to have her.

War has erupted in the realm and allegiances are being tested.  There is also a new enemy so strong that they seem to be able to steal witches away without any trace.  Now may not be the best time to claim his mate, but Conn is not going to risk losing Moira to politics and petty bickering.  She is his main concern and he is determined to figure out what is happening.  The problem is, Moira has many secrets Conn didn’t know about, but he also has a few tricks up his sleeve.  These two are in for some shocking revelations.

Ms. Zanetti has done it again.  Her writing is strong and consistent and the plot is new and exciting.  I enjoyed seeing old friends and having the plotline move along and not be stagnant.  She has continued to write a solid story with engaging characters you what to know, enemies you fear but are captivated by and a universe that is fascinating and appealing.  She never gave any clues to who the bad guy or gal was and kept me planted in my seat until the very last page.

Bravo on keeping this series action packed, sexy hot and original.  I am looking forward to the continued adventures of the realm.  Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series is a must read for me.  She has forever placed herself on my “Authors to Read” list.

Check out my review for Claimed, Book two in the Dark Protector series!



Thanks for reading! - Toni 

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