Tricked: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
He Might Save Her
Former police psychologist Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now, on her last leg, she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. A real vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever with no more weaknesses. Well, except for the vampire whose dominance is over the top, and who has no clue how to deal with a modern woman who can take care of herself.
She Might Kill Him
Jared Reese, who has no intention of ever mating for anything other than convenience, agrees to help out his new sister-in-law by saving her friend’s life with a quick tussle in bed. The plan seems so simple. They’d mate, and he move on with his life and take risks as a modern pirate should. Except after one night with Ronni, one moment of her sighing his name, and he wants more than a mating of convenience. Now all he has to do is convince Ronni she wants the same thing. Good thing he’s up for a good battle.
For now, he had to figure this out. “Why did you become a shrink?”
“I wanted to help people.” She wiped snow off her jeans. “My dad was a cop, and he said I didn’t have what it took.” She hunched her shoulders inward. “I guess I kind of wanted to prove him wrong. Plus, I have a knack for figuring people out.”
She had a knack because she was empathic. So she was driving herself so hard just to prove herself? That wouldn’t do. However, he liked that she wanted to help people. Smart, spirited, and sweet. That was her. He glanced at her, his hands easy on the steering wheel.
“What?” she asked.
“You’re very likable,” he said, taking a corner.
She blinked. Color tinged her cheeks. Her lips pursed. “Thank you.”
Yeah. The woman knew how to take a compliment. He liked that, too. Her scent of spices and berries wrapped around him, providing comfort with a jolt of energy. The idea that somebody wanted to harm her tightened his muscles. He’d never been a nice guy, and a battle was a battle, but he’d make the asshole who’d poisoned her bleed before dying.
He pulled into the back lot of the tiny restaurant. “You ever been here?”
She craned her neck to check out the innocuous brick building. “No.”
“Best pizza in the world.” He jumped out of the car and crossed to assist her. “Careful. The lot is icy.”
She nodded and allowed him to lead her through the back door. The smells of garlic, cheese, and pretty much heaven hit them both. She breathed in. “Wow.”
“Yeah.” He grinned. “You’ll love it.” Taking her hand, he led her through the hallways to a small private dining area and gave a nod to Theo before surveying the room. Ah, shit. Theo had brought Ginny
I love Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series and it was fun to revisit it. Tricked is a novella set in the Dark Protectors world. It’s a quick read but has plenty of action and romance to capture the reader’s attention. Jared and Ronnie start off as an arranged mating to save Ronnie’s life but that quickly changes. Their chemistry was explosive and heated up quickly. I recommend this novella for readers looking for a quick paranormal romance that still gives the reader a complete story. Tricked can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend the entire series. It’s one of my favorite paranormal romance series.
*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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DARK PROTECTORS SERIES BY REBECCA ZANETTI – READING ORDER
✦ 1 – FATED: Talen and Cara’s book http://amzn.to/14LSYPF
✦ 2 – CLAIMED: Dage and Emma’s book http://amzn.to/17aHoOS
✦ 2.5 – TEMPTED: Max and Sarah’s novella http://amzn.to/1bBosQW
✦ 3 – HUNTED: Conn and Moira’s book http://amzn.to/17dXl5R
✦ 4 – CONSUMED: Jordan and Katie’s book http://amzn.to/16s3IXG
✦ 5 – PROVOKED: Kane and Amber’s book http://amzn.to/1e2UnHe
✦ 5.5 – TWISTED: Terrent and Maggie’s novella http://amzn.to/17icSDG
✦ 6 – SHADOWED: Jase and Brenna’s book http://amzn.to/14OL5IN
✦ 6.5 – TAMED: Caleb and Lily’s novella http://amzn.to/1GOsYav
✦ 7 – MARKED: Janie & Zane’s Book http://amzn.to/1bX0T6S
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series. Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.