– ABOUT TRICKED –
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.
– EXCERPT –
His muscles tightened as he held himself in check.
She stretched her neck, her body moving against him. “I feel so good.” Holding out her hand, she twisted her arm left and right. “Strong. Well, stronger than I just was.” She rubbed her palm along his whiskers. “That’s not all.”
Yeah. He felt it, too. Attraction. So he turned her to straddle him, feeling her body warm several degrees. “Let me know if I go too fast.”
She leaned in and settled her lips on his. “The first time I saw you, I thought wow. A real wow.”
Her breath brushed his mouth, and he stiffened to remain in control. “Is that a fact?” he asked, waiting for her to make a move. The last thing he wanted to do was frighten her, and he couldn’t tell how much stronger his blood had made her. If at all.
“Yes.” She nibbled at his bottom lip.
Magma boiled through his blood. “When I first saw you, I thought your eyes were the prettiest color I’d ever seen,” he said against her mouth. “Like a fine whiskey that has just caught the light.”
She kissed him, and he could feel her smile. “That’s sweet,” she whispered.
Yeah. That was him. Sweet. Nobody in his entire life had called him that. “I don’t want to rush you,” he said.
She tunneled her hands through his hair and hummed. “But we’re on a bit of a deadline?”
“Yeah.” The slight tug of her fingers hazed red over his vision. “Don’t know how long your extra strength will last.” Probably not very long. And there could be repercussions to her damaged heart from his blood, so they had to mate and now. He stood, easily holding her to him. “Bedroom.”
She wrapped her legs around his waist. “Um. Okay.”
– REVIEW –
“Will I get fangs?” she asked, her mind still reeling.
He snorted. “No.” By the door, he paused, turning to face her. “I’m the only one who can really bite, baby. Don’t forget it.”
Kindle Loc 446 of 1868
Rebecca Zanetti’s vampires are back, and dayum, they’re drool worthy.
Vampire Jared Reese has been estranged from his family for almost one hundred years and it’s time for him to reconnect. In his past, Jared had enjoyed the life of a pirate — sailing the seas, collecting booty (cough, cough), pillaging — but modern times have forced him to sheath his sword (cough).
Happily reunited with his mother and two brothers, Chalton and Theo, Jared meets Veronica Alexander via Chalton’s mate, Olivia. Veronica is a psychologist, working with the local police force. Someone wants her dead, and soon. To that end, this nefarious person has slipped the psychologist a deadly poison that’s slowly damaging her heart. Veronica literally has days left when she meets Jared.
Jared, gifted with supper-sonic vampiric hearing, picks up on Veronica’s stuttering heart. Gentleman vampire pirate that he is, Jared makes her an offer she can’t refuse: become his mate and his blood will not only heal her, but she’ll become immortal. There is, of course, a catch — there always is, isn’t there?
Tricked is newest novella in author Zanetti’s Dark Protector Series and is brought to us by the good people at 1001 Dark Nights. It is a stand alone story, picking up where Tamed ended, but you do not have to have read Tamed to enjoy this tale.
Let me say upfront — I love the canon Rebecca Zanetti has created for these vampires. Not frigid monsters lacking souls, doomed to wander the earth endlessly craving blood, Zanetti’s vampires are warm blooded, beer guzzling, meat-lover pizza eating males who drink only from their mates. They’re born with extra chromosomal pairs, so technically, these vampires are living creatures, not human, but compatible with our species. Powerful, protective, Jared and his fellow vampires are really superheroes with fangs.
With a rapid pace, Tricked is a deliciously hot tale of a vampire and his mate coming together. Author Rebecca Zanetti has created such interesting characters, and succeeds at running them through a maze of situations that keeps the reader mesmerized. No filler here, folks, just a well crafted tale of blood, lust, love and booty.
*ARC received from the author and 1001 Dark Nights via InkslingerPR in exchange for an honest review.
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– ABOUT REBECCA ZANETTI –
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.
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