Monday, September 9, 2013

***Lesley's Review of Shadowed (Book 6 Dark Protectors Series) by Rebecca Zanetti***

Jase Kayrs was the fun brother. The warm, charming, easy-going brother of the vampire leaders. Until he was taken and tortured by demons with their evil mind tricks for nearly five years. Upon his return, he’s dark, violent, and not the man they all thought they knew. Not the man he once was. He’s haunted that the only reason the demons would have let him live was to use him as a weapon against his family—but he can’t figure out when or how he’ll explode. Plus, once again the demons are after Jase with a vengeance…or rather, a female demon he rejected is out to destroy him. 

Then the king asks Jase for a favor…a big one. To mate with one of their allies in order to save her. She’s everything that’s good and light in the world…while he’s at home with darkness. Yet he agrees…knowing mating may be the only chance to save them both.

Lesley's Review
Shadowed is # 6 in the Dark Protector Series.
I love all of the Dark Protector Series books but this one was the most anticipated one for me, so far. I couldn’t wait to get more of the damaged and angry Jase Kayrs. I mean who doesn’t want to get into the head of a tortured soul and watch (it’s a movie in my head) him heal and fall in love? In the previous installments we caught glimpses of Jase’s time in captivity. His moments of insanity and his moments of strength. Jase lived through hell and came back different. So, when he shows up to see Brenna Dunne, she’s on edge at seeing her teenage crush. She’s just a bit scared.
Brenna Dunne is sick. Her aunt the head of the Coven nine, believes that the only way to save her is to mate her to a vampire. Hence, the arrival of Jase. Brenna is torn. She believes that it’s a good professional move, but she wants love.  A love she believes Jase is no longer capable of. But as the stars would have it, there is a comet coming past earth. A comet that seems to be part of a prophecy that includes Brenna. She is either going destroy the world or channel the power that comes from the comet. Now, Brenna doesn’t really believe the wackos out there that say it’s true, but that doesn’t stop them from attacking her.
Jase sensing that his mate is in danger, takes her back to the Realm compound. Jase feels that he can keep her safe there. While Jase and Bren start to make progress on their relationship, Jase’s anxiety and anger start to rise. His Nephew is kidnapped and he can’t focus. His feeling for Brenna are taking a turn and he doesn’t know how to handle it. He’s learned to shut off his emotions while in captivity. He only seeks out to keep Brenna alive and gain his powers back to exact revenge. However,something about the way he got away from the demons is bugging Jase. He wants to know why they let him get away. He has demons haunting him (pun intended) but can he overcome those demons before he destroys his family and his mate?
As we all know, nothing in the Realm goes according to plan. Jase allows revenge to come before his mate and Brenna flees. On her way back home, Brenna realizes Janie has stowed away on the plane. But before anything can be done about it they are attacked. Brenna and Janie are taken captive by the demons, Can Jase keep it together long enough to save his niece and his mate? They may not be strong enough apart but together they can save the world and maybe, just maybe kill the demons haunting Jase. Brenna and Jase fight separate battle that turn into a combined battle. They become the team they need to be.
Just like I expected, this one was another page turner and sucked me further into the realm. I loved Brenna and Jase’s story. He was damaged and she was dying. In the end they came together and become a pair to reckon with. They saved each other. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ romance with a twist of paranormal? And let me tell you the “sexy time” does not leave you lacking, nor is it over done. Mrs. Zanetti is staying strong and true to her characters with the plot thickening in the background to each story. I feel the end of the Dark Protector series coming. I know Janie, Zane and Kalin’s story is on the horizon. I am anxious to see how it’s all going to go down. 4.5 Realm –tastic stars.

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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