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Tamed: Dark Protectors #6.5 by Rebecca Zanetti ~AudioBook Review

Tamed: Dark Protectors #6.5  by Rebecca Zanetti ~AudioBook Review

And we are coming to the end of this series – a good and bad thing. Good because I get to know what happened to everyone, bad because it’s been so much fun to be lost in the world of the Dark Protectors. Rebecca Zanetti’s Tamed, narrated by Karen White is up today.

AudioBook Review

Coming to the end of this series is a touch bittersweet, I’ve enjoyed the journey and the characters, and while Zanetti does highlight a character with more time in the pages per book, plenty of information, cameo appearances and the ongoing battle with the Realm keeps readers able to ‘check in” with favored and more familiar characters, even as the story continues forward.

 

In this book, we have moved forward again – Janie is now 25 and has decided, with the agreement of her friend Hilde have made it their mission on this girl’s night out to get Lily laid.  Lily has been widowed for some 300 years – and in that time, has been without male companionship.  With the threat from her infection with the virus, she is now no longer marked, and is able to consider a new man. A difficult proposition for one who is a Prophet, and is regarded with equal mixes of awe and fear. She learns that Caleb (her first love and would-be fated mate) is returning in from the wars, to take up the mantle of Prophet: a mantle he was not seeking, did not want, and couldn’t refuse.

Oh Lily! So wonderfully demure in public and a kick-ass, take no prisoners woman in private, particularly with Caleb. Their feelings run deep, but the war, intervening years and lots of issues piled up between them.  He is intrigued by the assertive Lily, one that comes out rarely, until his influence (and that of the others) pushes her to claim the personality she wants, not the one she feels is proper.  More action, threats and a questionable peace talk with the Kurjans fuels the action, as Janie’s time in the spotlight grows nearer, and the story comes to an end.  One more….*sigh*.

Naration in this story is provided by Karen White, and this series was recorded in order: allowing for the constancy in voices for each distinct and specific character. Each character is unique in their delivery, sound and accent: I don’t know how she kept them straight, but this allows listeners familiar with the story to know who is speaking even before they are told.  Emotions, pauses, breathy moments all add to the story, and the delivery, dialogue and moments of background information flow seamlessly, allowing a listener to get lost in the words and imaging the scenes before them.

Clearly this novella could have been longer, plenty of action and many characters are packed into these pages, and while I have no great problems with the ‘check in’ novella, I wanted more. I always do.  Perfect to move the story forward to the last book, you are best served taking these stories in order to fully appreciate the characters and understand the action.

Stars:  Overall  5 Narration 5 Story 5

 

Tamed: Dark Protectors #6.5  by Rebecca Zanetti ~AudioBook Review

Title: Tamed (Dark Protectors, #6.5)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #6.5
Also in this series: Fated, Claimed, Tempted, Hunted, Consumed, Provoked
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Erotic Elements, Urban Fantasy
Narrator: Karen White
Published by: Kensington, Audible Studios
Published on: 20 May, 2015
Format:Audiobook
Source: Audible Communications Team
Pages: 129
Audio Length: 3 Hours: 47 minutes
Rated: five-stars
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About the Book:

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. . .

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A copy of this title was provided via Audible Communications Team for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to drug and alcohol use / violence and/or sexual content in a genre not specified as Erotic.

 

 

About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. 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.   Upcoming series are: The Blood Brothers, The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.

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