Thursday, December 5, 2013

ARC Review: Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetii

Shadowed (Dark Protectors, #6)
by Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: eKensington
Purchase Links: Amazon  Barnes & Noble
Blurb by Goodreads
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.

Spoil Free review
Shadowed is an intense, edge of your seat read with action, revenge, romance and a few giggle moments. Rebecca Zanetti is a talented and brilliant writer that amazes me with each new installment of Dark Protector series. A brilliant writer to me is one that can have me biting-my-nails-edge-of-my-seat one moment then the next having me giggling.
I loved the direction Jace story was going. The layers through out are perfect. He is dark, violent, that his only mission in life is to get revenge at the demons who took him away and a ticking bomb just waiting to go off. Little by little he starts to come back to his old fun, charming, playful way. It is Brenna who is able to bring the light in his darkness out.
Brenna is a strong will character who knows how to handle Jace. I thought she was a perfect match for him. Their relationship starts off with both agreeing to mate. Both have their reasons to mate each other. The chemistry is hot with them and it helped that they both have already known each other and already had some kind of interest before. Loved that their is no intsa-love but a couple working at their relationship and falling in love. They are a hot-fan-yourself couple and the first time making love is beautiful as they both have not been with someone sexually in a  long time. Both really have to work on their relationship more so Jace than her. His revenge on the demons overpowers him and he at times will choose revenge over his mate. Jace is your typical Kayrs brother with an alpha male attitude. As their relationship grows he becomes possessive and over protective. This attitude does not go well with Brenna. She is use to fighting her own battles and she needs to be at the same level with him. Love the journey of their relationship wondering if he will ever see her as equal and if she will ever come first before his revenge.
As like all of  Dark Protector novels get insight on what is going on with the secondary characters. Love these parts. The best parts for me are Janie, Zane and Kalin. Zane fans are not going to want to miss Shadowed. 
In Shadowed readers get more of Garrett. Loved his scenes and have to wonder if there is something there with him and one of the wolf cheerleaders. I hope his book is next in Tamed (Dark Protectors #6.5) due out May 2014, as I think the name fits his character at the moment.
ARC provided by publisher  eKensington at NetGalley for an honest review. 
Other books in series with my ratings
Fated (#1) - 5
Claimed (#2) - 5
Tempted (#2.5) - 5
Hunted (#3) - 5
Consumed (#4) - 5
Provoked (#5) - 5
Twisted (#5.5) - 5


  1. I just love those sweet and beautiful love scenes, they are the best. You are getting me thirsty to read this author again. I really love her style. Awesome review!!!

    1. Love Rebecca Zanetti writing style, story telling and for sure her alpha male heroes.

  2. Gah she really is amazing. I love it too when you're on the edge of your seat and your hearts pounding one minute then you can't stop laughing the next. So much fun. I'm going to try and start this series in 2014. Loved all of others I've read of hers.

    1. I hope you get to try this series next year and love it as much as I do.

  3. Great review! This was such as great book can't wait for Janie's book!

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

    1. Just think 1 more novella then it should be Janie's Book! I can not wait to get Janie, Zane and Kalin all together.

  4. Rebecca Zanetti, she's making it to the top of my list, I swear, she's getting near !

    1. You have to try all her series they are the best. Paranormal is Dark Protectors, Contemporary is Maverick Montana and Romantic Suspense is Sins Brothers. An author not to be missed.


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