Rebecca Zanetti È 5 reviewH no The Oxford New Greek Dictionary free will turn you on Great I ve got a bookor you But don t expect any The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece foreplay For me this was everything I hate about paranormal romance Slave wife dominant controlling possessive alpha who is a vampire and sucks your blood in bed Mind control Ick No This book is very anti Carmen I think I ll stick with sweet Sherrilyn Kenyon instead I will NOT be continuing this seriesONE REAL STAR ONE ROMANCE STARShe s doesn t act the least bit like aour year old I d have said 6 or 7 The author is completely misrepresenting the age group here Okay I ve heard both sides of this debate Should an author give hisher own book a rating On one handduh Of course we like our books So why put stars down But on the other hand if we don t like our book who will I didn t put any stars on one book and a reader emailed me asking what was wrong with that book She was really nice but I started to wonderwhat should we do Goodreads is a place The New Job Security for everyone s opinionand us authors have opinions too Shouldn t ours be counted as well as everyone elses Or would it be betteror only people not associated with the book to give ratings But who isn t associated I have The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) friends who are authors who like my writing so what about them Are they biased My basic answer here is that I have no clue whether or not I should give my books a rating Asor FATED I liked the alphaness of the hero and had a ball writing about him and the heroineas well as little Janie Hence my The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis five stars Who doesn t love being treated like a bloody idiot with the attention span ofleas Because this book here is the dream book of those with heavy memory problems Is there a treaty with another race Don t worry the author will tell you all about it like this is the The Jumbee first time you re seeing the word treaty everyive damn pages Sometimes even in the next pageYou ll be regarded like the senseless wittle To Helvetica and Back female you are The hero will go through the dinner with a bullet wound and the moment heroine takes a look at it it ll start healing bam But the sexy bite mark will endureor a couple of days It doesn t make sense you say Hush and leave that stuff to sensible males Because a Simple Art of Greatness female s calling is love I kid you not That s what hero says And I belive him because he is tall and dark and sexyAnd that s how we parted ways with this book around 31% markDon t get me wrong my problems with this book was not about the sexism Or not just about it Mostly I am like the black mark upon theeminist movement And I don t look Where the Heart Waits for an awesome story in my smut So naturally I was determined to overlook thelipping the bird at coherence and a nice plot line stuff in the book and keep going till the end but if the smutty parts are zero sexy and very annoying in a smut book it s like reading in circles So long Felicia 5 Fuck I love Talen StarsFirst read December 14 2014 reread Nov 20th 2016Rereread 112018 to get ready or the new book in the series Vampire s Faith I m in angirl heaven that Rebecca Zanetti has decided to write DP books Some SpoilersOMG I loved this book so hard Fated the 1st book in the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti was amazing It stole my heart I A Burglar's Guide to the City fell madly in love with Talen his brothers Dage Jase and Conn Cara her sister Em Jordan Katie and little Janie It doesn t matter how many times I read this book I love it and each time I don t know what magic this book has over me but me and this book just click Our mates are human And Cara his voice dropped to a rumble you re mine Talen Cara he leanedorward in his chair before this night has ended you will have no doubt you ve been mated TalenTalen God where do I start I The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth fell so in love with Talen So damn sexy protective strong and pure 100% kick ass alpha male He was domineering arrogant with a sweetness under that hard soldier exterior Everything a vampire mate should be There was nothing about him I would change Perfect I loved the way he was with Janie and how he tried so hard to make Cara and Janie happy Cara was great too She did have aew moments in the start of the book where I was kinda rolling my eyes but she really grew into her own I could understand her reluctance to put her whole heart on the line with what she lived through with her evil American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago father I loved that even though she was scared shitless at times not understanding the world around her she was willing toight and protect those she cared orI m sorry to tell you this Talen but if you wanted a mindless obedient wife you should have ound one during the last century I m sure you had your chances Cara Seriously Cara Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul forced out a laugh That s the best you ve got Her voice lowered into an eerie imitation of a movie monster You will begor death my pretty
#CaraTalen And Cara Together Were #and Cara together were hot Talen was just so damn sexy I love how playful they were with each other There was this one part in the book where Talen is chasing Cara around the house and it was just so cute I love babies and little children in books A total sucker when it comes to cute kids and big strong men being wrapped around their little Spain in Mind fingers Nothing is sexier than a goodather So I just have to say that this book was cuteness overload with the adorable and sassy little Janie and her new say that this book was cuteness overload with the adorable and sassy little Janie and her new Talen and all her big loving uncles I get lost in your scent your passion Talen s breath brushed her neck There s no sweeter taste in the entire history of the world than your skin on The Inheritance: Part 1 fire For me Talen I love your body She smiled against his mouth and was startled as he leaned back to stare at her But I will demand your heart Cara TalenThe story line was great I loved the build up of the paranormal world The bad guys the Kurjans were just creepy The side characters are awesome I loved me some Karys brothers Allive were just sexy as hell I couldn t help but love em all and The Curious World Of Christmas feel connected to them individually I want to see them get their HEAs I also loved Jordan and Katie I can t wait to get their story But than anything I can t wait to get Dage and Emma s story Everything in this book came together to make the perfect stormor me I love it and I love love this series Its one of my Top 5 avorites Below I leave my avorite part of the book You re my mate and I m keeping you He shifted But I can give you time to accept me To accept us Really She stretched like a well The Best Canadian Animal Stories fed cat in his arms How much time Talen He placed a gentle kiss on her head As much as you need So we would kind of like date each other The idea of him showing upor a irst date yanking at a tie wondering if he should kiss her good night all but made her snort His heart warmed against her through her He apparently liked the sound of that Yeah Like courting Oh Well where would I live while we courted Her satisfied grin illed her voice With me His voice turned irm Oh What bedroom would I use She tried not to giggle at him He really was trying to be sweet Ours It was of a growl But how will we sleep in the same room and not have sex She lipped his hand over tracing the intricate mark on his palm with one The Commemerative finger He hardened beneath her Making love is part of courtship wife Every muscle in the lean body holding her tensed toull readiness No it isn t she countered and dissolved into the laughter she had been repressing A bird twittered high above in response Talen shifted her so he could see her amused The Magnesium Factor face Are you laughing at me mate Talen and Carahttpjessicasoverthetopbookobsessio REREADING March 2320 I need a refresher before moving on with the seriesIinished my reread inally Lol I must say that currently I am reading super slow as there is way too much distraction goi Talen CaraI was searching or a new PNR series which could keep me occupied or a couple of weeks and satisfy my unuenchable thirst or paranormal love The series did not have to have a complicated plot An almost repetitive story The Summer House from one book to the other to massage gently my brain Nothing too much honestly I wanted something easy to read with maybe aew vampires and a Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir few shifters in the euation I wouldn t mindae or elves Some technology maybe Experiments to unwilling victims would be okay as wellThere had to be a treacherous enemy of course in the plot who wanted to destroy world peace and rule them all And the main characters had to be mated and satisfied in end while some other characters would wait The Yankee Club for their turn to be matedI need to hear the phrase You are mine a lot in my PNR booksOh and the available books have to be at least 6 7 and there must be some books comingSo I consider myself deeply satisfied with the Dark Protectors seriesHonestly I was a bit skeptical in the beginning of the book I like my men determined but Talen was an over the top macho man who gave no explanationor his actions And maybe Cara was a bit of a doormat And maybe Cara s daughter called Talen ather and Talen s brothers uncles a bit too soon which was creepyBut then the shifters appeared and this was a nice surprise I thought that the series had only vampires The plot slowly became interesting and there were a ew surprises here and there 3 stars Liked the storyline The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day for the most partound Talen and his brothers interesting though I still had some definite issues with the hero view spoiler See comments below re Talen s alpha hole behaviour hide spoiler. E's there to protect Cara and Janie He also says that he's a three hundred year old vampire Of course the way he touches her Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice. Ght or am I right This is sarcasm Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design for you literally minded peopleBut still I had hopeYou still had HOPEYes Perhaps everything would beine But alas all my hopes were in vainThe book is The Magic Cake Shop filled with terrible almost indecipherable writing Sentences like uiet pressed in on the truck with a dangerous beatAnd we have super silly super cheesy stuff like Cara turned curious eyes their way She had only been apartrom Talen or less than an hour and yet butterflies luttered in her stomach His thick black hair was tied back in a band throwing the hard angles of his ace into ocus while green Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability flecks danced through his golden eyes Danger or maybe even violence percolated just under his skin The gold warmed to gilt as his gaze swept herPercolated What oO What about Jordan pilotedor several hours west until the Colorado mountains came into view The wild lands suited her new husband Both were ierce in their beauty and well able to withstand the dangerous orces around themAnd Cara stared at the intimidating warrior only a American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series feweet The Mother Zone from her Arousal warmed through her like aine wine His long dark hair lay in thick wet tendrils around a ace carved in stone His eyes sparked as wild as the land around them his body orged The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish from steel He was every darkantasy she d ever had she ached in undiscovered placesUndiscovered places What undiscovered places WTF The knife s blade glinted silver in the emerging moonlight its point dripping red life onto the red earth Blood splattered his clothes and covered his hands Savagery was stamped into every line of his ace His angs glistened sharp and deadly in the dusky lightCara s eyes rolled back into her head and with a small groan she collapsed to the wet leavesoO I was laughing hysterically during these partsIt turns out that Talen is a vampire And this book employs the paranormal romance trope of what I like to call slave wives Anyone who reads Christine Feehan will be The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War familiar with this concept What it means is that Talen claims Cara as his mate As a result she is branded with his mark Yes branded On her ass She isorced to wear a cuff which she can t take off which tracks her location at all times Talen is very bossy and possessive demanding that she obey him at all times and often speaking of taming her punishing her teaching her her place etc etc etc Then things get even worse than thisWhat Worse than this How the Sicilian Lives fuck could they get worseWell It turns out later that he can read her mind So he can easily invade her mind and read her thoughts whenever he wants to And I thought the part where he hacked her e mail was invasive That was nothing apparently Even worseWorseYes we discover during a sex scene that he can actuallyorce her to become sexually aroused against her will Cara gasped as a warmth slammed into her at the base of her neck before Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art flowing unchecked through her breasts teasing tightening themrom within Yet he hadn t moved a muscle The unbearable ache hardened her nipples to diamond sharp points She needed something Needed What was he doing to her HowThis is disgusting Then things get worseEven worse oOYes Then we discover that he can completely control her body and all her movements So he Alice Oliver forces her to become very aroused with the power of his mind and then renders her completely immobile Why Because he wants her to beg Helashed his teeth Say please You want me you beg The Protestant Temperament for meI just can t with this shit I will admit to you right now that this just isn t my kink Apparently it wasn t enoughor Zanetti that Cara is physically much smaller and weaker than vampire Talen And that she s taken prisoner by him oh I mean kept locked away or her own protection And tagged with a tracker and branded No he also must be able to read her mind control her sexual desire and control her body s movements It s not even as if she s his dog or slave it s as if she s his I can t even think of a term What would you call it Puppet maybe Let s put aside how absolutely disgusting this whole I own you I control you body and mind thing is Am I supposed to admire the sexual skills of a man who can t even be bothered to arouse his woman himself By touching her and kissing her He has to rely on insta arousal mind control to do that Really I have no idea what the un of sex would be with some woman who s basically like your meat puppet What s the point of even having a person in bed with you at all As a The Radiant Child female reader this isn t very appealing to me Putting aside the whole she has zeroree will thing which obviously makes me vomit but just talking about a man who has to resort to this kind of stuff in order to have sex with someone You re not impressing me It s weak and it shows your total ailure as a lover Yeah let s talk about thisHow s the sex CarmenThis guy is shit in bed You d think after living 350 years he d understand one or
#two things but no He seems to ind the concept of #things but no He seems to The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data find the concept oforeign Sex goes like this Some kissing then he slams balls deep into her No I mean nope No no no Where is the slow exploration of bodies Where is the oreplay Where is all the un stuff that SHOULD come between I m kissing you and I m ucking you Zanetti plays it off as if Cara is perfectly satisfied and happy with this but I am "SAYING HECK NO THEY HAVE SEX A LOT IN "Heck no They have sex A LOT in book maybe 12 times and in about 10 of them he just skips oreplay entirely I don t get it Is this supposed to be appealing and sexy to a Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, female reader I don t know about you but I need a little bit lot than thisNot to mention he does the HORRIBLE stuff that I hate likeorbidding her to come unless he gives her permission Which makes me want to murder him I don t Talking to Dragons find this sexy at all No theierceness of the voice in her ear made her pause I control that too You ll come when I sayI HATE THIS Orgasm denial makes me rabid beyond beliefAnd then he expects her to come on command I HATE THAT SHIT I can t believe men attempt this shit in real life Either they order you to come way too early and you re like Nope Not happening Also I m turned off now Way to go asshole Or they wait until you were going to come anyway and then are like Come Three Times the Love for me And you re like I was already coming asshole Also gouck yourself Any man who tries this shit in bed is just asking The Drowning Man for trouble I have zero toleranceor thatSo the sex is horrible Unless you really really are turned on by not only being a slave but a slave who is under complete mind control That could work The Bride of Willow Creek for some people but not me UghAlso Zanetti s sex descriptions are very strange He lifted her off the counter by her buttocks She ran wet as he easily balanced her against him with one hand her knees clasping the sides of his hipsShe ran wet WTF She moaned as he increased his thrusts and theriction created a wondrous series of electrical explosions deep within her womb she opened her mind her heart as much as she couldElectrical explosions oO In her womb oO WTFLOL How about this one or you as she couldElectrical explosions oO In her womb oO WTFLOL How about this one or you A clamoring took up residence in his balls and he considered a cold showerYou know when a clamoring takes up residence in your balls As it does Carmen dies laughingLet s talk about another problem Talen s insistence on calling Cara mate He doesn t call her by her irst name he calls her mate As in wife But this had the unfortunate side effect of rendering everything he said in an Australian accent It s everywhere in the book Everything is going along normally and then Don t distract me mateSuddenly like a tire iron to the ace Talen has become an Australian talking to his buddy and I am on the The Lively Art of Writing floor in ait of laughter EVERY TIME You can imagine how it went reading this Ridiculous Zanetti should have thought about her dehumanizing word that I m going to use to replace my woman s actual name choice or a bit longer This was unfortunate and jarringEROTIC BLOODSUCKINGAnyone who knows me and is amiliar with my reviews knows I think erotic bloodsucking is disgusting beyond beliefOh and we have another charming disgusting trope that is popular in romance novels called The hero discovers the heroine reading a BDSM erotic or romance book and unilaterally decides that they have to recreate whatever sex scene in the book in bed Despite the heroine s heartfelt and vocal protests This has seriously become a trope It happens ALL THE TIME in romance books nowadays I blame 50 Shades I want to stress to my readers just because a woman is reading a romance or erotica that showcases a certain type of sex DOES NOT MEAN that she wants you to do those specific acts to herwith her Please do not get confused What if a boyfriend caught me reading this book yesterday Well he wouldn t because I am open and out about reading romances and therefore there would be no catching me reading them as if it were some shameful and secret activity ANYWAY Does that mean he could safely assume that I want him to do stuff like brand me completely skip oreplay and tell me when I can or can t orgasm THAT would be a mistake A huge mistake HUGEJust so we re clear not every woman you see reading 50 Shades of Grey wants you to tie her up and whip her Please be respectful ThanksI could continue talking about this book there are other problems here But I won t You re welcomeTl dr Does the idea of being a mindless sex slave brood mare wit. Daughter Janie But whatever it takes has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous looking stranger with an attitude problem Or Else Sure the mysterious Talen says that What an awful book I wanted to throw it into the wall so many times that I lost count But since I read it in my E reader which I worship I couldn t do this Finally I was so rustrated that I just deleted it with satisfying vengeanceIf you wonder what made me so worked up the answer is the treatment of main male character to main heroineI am not some extreme eminist who spit ire when a man tries to help me with the coat or pay or the dinner I am all or strong dominant man in charge But this book was just too over the topFirst of all Talen addresses to Cara only as mate or wife You re not the only one with a temper mate Churned gravel coated his voice Or This discussion is tabled not inished wife Talen said in a deep growlWhat the hell Even dogs have names Maybe Talen just had very bad memory The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness for the names Or maybe he change women so often that it is simpler to address them this way than try to remember everyone s names I never readar enough to The Leadership Gap figure out what his problem was I read a lot of book with really dominant male and I have never seen such treatment Takeor example Barrons Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) from Fever series Who can be dominant than he is But in all books he addresses to Mac as MsLane Or take Adamrom Mercy Thompson series He is a pack Alfa which meant he is very dominant Have you ever heard him call up to Mercy as mate As if it not enough to address a woman in such manner Talen also branded Cara You can read about branding mates in others book too but it is often some small and delicate tattoo in imperceptible place And that is exactly what Talen brand Serenity Role Playing Game from mating is He lifted his right hand palm out A crest an intricate one spread across his calloused skin Thick and black a webbing of arcs togetherormed a knot with what might be an elaborate K in the middle Guess what kind of brand Cara got A marking on her ass She twisted her torso to stare at her right hip Her skin held the Save the Cupcake! full imprint ofingers Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, from a man s hand A large hand She swiveled to see the connected palm on the backside of her hip with the intricate black crest settled in the middle It was the perfect imprint of Talen s hand as he had held herI guess all that missing is a bell on her neck and tags in her ears When Caraound out about marking which is permanent by the way she obviously became angry and in rightful Tressed to Kill fury called Talen son of a bitch I think he deserved stronger words if you asked me Two hands grasped her arms and hauled her across the seat to perch on hisirm lap Apologize wife His voice was low and controlled as were the hands gripping her armsGeez he is a real charmer But let s not through all stones at Talen Yes he behaves like an ass but it is Cara who put up with it and doesn t try to make him treat her differently I m sorry I called you that name she said grudginglyDoesn t this woman have a backbone at all If she wouldn t stand or herself then I guess she deserved such treatmentAnd this nonsense never stopped A our year old girl who called Talen Daddy after a day of knowing him So unrealistic Or when Tallen almost raped Cara because in his mind no means yes I want you but I don t want to look easy but take me anyway We will mate tonight wife His eyes The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev flared hot and golden No She lifted her chin and ignored the skittering in her lower stomach Cara he leanedorward in his chair before this night has ended you will have no doubt you ve been mated No Cara tried to shove orce into the words None of that s going to happen Talen An arched eyebrow met her earnest gaze We re married Cara Soon we ll be mated No isn t an option or you She slammed her hands on her hips and wondered if a decent sidekick could take out his knee I don t want to be mated You will How many no does he need to understand that it is not some way of woman lirtation But Cara obviously enjoyed what ollowed after so maybe Talen is right and I just don t understand somethingThis book was ull of such things I can t name them all because there are too many of them And I didn t even read a half of the book If you want to read about world where women is just a vagina with legs then this book is what you need But if you look or beautiful relationship strong affection and respect between characters than you should never touch it Just throw it right away This world is a total rip off of Tessa Dawn s series Blood CurseThe main guy in this book Talen is a vampire who rescues Cara and her daughter in the middle of the night by breaking down her door grabbing her and orcing her into a car all while threatening and bullying her because she may just may think that HE
Is The Bad Guythe bad guy all he is kidnapping her and her child But how dare she uestion his motives She s his mate He will kidnap her brand her orcibly mate her separate her rom her 4 yr old daughter or weeks tag her with a gps device and order her obedience while threatening to hurt her if she doesn t mind I m sorry who is the bad guyThe amount of times this guy says that he s warning her and that she ll be sorry if she doesn t obey him is outrageous Also she Feels Extreme Fear Of His Anger This Is Not The extreme ear of his anger This is not the of a sexy alpha This is an abuser There are so many markers The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense for abuse in this book Here s aew aside rom those that I already listed which are manyHe isolates her She is orced to abandon her home job and amily to be with him He then leaves her alone constantly while he goes on missions When he gets home he demands sexHe belittles her and silences her Whenever she voices an opinion that is not his he uses intimidation tactics to shut her up He also disregards everything she says Her voice means nothingHe physically restrains her pushes her around and even uses his powers to incapacitate her He reezes her body at one point and at another point he screams into her head with telepathy so loudly that she literally passes outHe takes away her identity Not only does he take away her life s work as a scientist but he also takes away her identity as a mother by separating her rom her child He also refuses to call her by name but instead refers to her as mate Her sole purpose now is to mate him she needs no other nameHe orces her to have sex with him It doesn t matter that her body betrays her She still says no and he disregards that Needless to say I hated this book with the burning rage of a thousand suns It s making me so rustrated Angry I usually LOVE alpha men authors such as Gena Showalter Nalini Singh and Cynthia Eden manage to make them so appealing sexy possessive She stood in the steamy shower with golden eyes on her with one of his warm hands covering her heart and the other covering her core She orgot how to think He was big and dark and most definitely dangerous Defined strength showed in the tight muscles and light smattering of dark hair across his chest as well as in the set of his jaw and The Cake House focus of his gaze The hard planes of hisace The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality flushed over deepened hollows stamping him with a predatory look that lived naturally on himOoooo kaaaaay Let s talk about some thingsI went into this book with an open mind I really wanted to enjoy and like this bookWe start off with empath Cara and her little psychic 4 year old daughter Janie Janie runs into Cara s room after having a nightmare and while Cara is comforting her the door busts open and a huge scary dangerous man comes in He s bristling with knives and guns At least six and a halfeet of muscle packed male The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success filled the doorwaySo you re saying the book starts off with a home invasionYes that s what I m saying So of course Cara is terrifiedor her life and trying to shield her little daughter The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes from whoever this guy is The man Talen easily overpowers them both Cara isighting hard kicking and screaming trying to get away trying to knee him in the junkSo page 5 Dark eyes met Cara s and she wavered then shot her knee upward to his groin simultaneously punching her ist toward his ace with a ierce gruntThen on page 6 His strength was unbelievable Her own vulnerability beat into her as she realized her nightshirt had risen to reveal pale pink panties The cool night air rushed across her bare legs Dark denim scratched the tender skin of her inner thighs and she opened her mouth to screamOne swift movement and his mouth covered hers Hot irm and somehow restrained The effort of his restraint belted into her He Jesting Pilot fought to control himself Heat slammed through her A roaringilled her ears and her breath hitched Her heart slowed and time stopped For a brief moment HIS heartbeat echoed throughout her body to a spot below her stomachHe growled low and his mouth moved over hers no longer silencing her but tasting Exploring One thick arm swept around her waist and pulled her into him the other lifted to tangle a hand in her hair He tugged angled her head to the side He went deeper She orgot everythingBOLD is gobsmackedCARMEN is gobsmackedYou kept READING after this shit I can see that you bolded the uestionable sentencesHonestly I should have DNFed right here I mean nothing is of a turn on than kissing the man who just broke into your home dragged your our year old daughter into a car is taking you to God knows where to do God knows what Sexy right So easy to go rom trying to knee a guy in the balls to making out with him Am I ri. Marry Me Cara Paulsen does not give up easily A scientist and a single mother she's used to ighting The Marshall of Sentinel for what she wants keeping a cool head and doing whatever it takes to protect her.