Rebecca Zanetti’s books just work for me. I love her writing and I have a special place in my heart for her Dark Protectors series. I was surprised that she was writing a novella before ALPHA’S PROMISE, which comes out in June; mainly because the characters in this novella are completely new. Of course, RZ didn’t steer us wrong, and this looks like the start of another three episode off-shoot like her last three 1001 Dark Night novellas.
VENGEANCE is set in a tiny Indiana town and, hilariously, the hero, a half-vampire, half-demon names Noah, and the heroine, a small enhanced human named Abby, meet at an anger management class. Not so hilariously, Abby has been abused and is now being tormented by her ex-husband. Noah is on a quest for, you guessed it, vengeance for his brother.
Abby and Noah have a quirky relationship. Abby is in a difficult position where she really doesn’t have any other option than to lean on Noah for help. I still loved every time she clapped back over his overbearing attitude. She was a quieter heroine, but still had her own kind of strength. Especially when she finds out about immortals among us! Noah was a classic RZ hero. Super hot, alpha who changes his priorities once he meets Abby.
I wish we had gotten just a little more quiet time with just Abby and Noah, everything in this book was pretty face-paced and high-octane, which is totally fun in a quick little novella. But I am hopeful we will get to see them again in future novellas!
Overall, this was a fun, one sitting read that will really get fans of the series excited about ALPHA’S PROMISE. It was super fun to see crazy Benny, and I liked the delightfully unhinged new cast of immortals introduced in this book. I hope we get a human man and demon female pairing next! I think there was some fun foreshadowing for that story.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
From New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca Zanetti, comes a new Dark Protectors/Rebels Novella…
Vengeance and revenge are the only forces driving vampire soldier Noah Siosal since losing his brother to an enemy he’s been unable to find. He’s searched every corner of the globe, going through adversaries and piling up bodies until finally getting a lead. The last place he wants to be is in a ridiculous anger management group with people expressing feelings instead of taking action. Until one fragile human, a green-eyed sweetheart being stalked by danger, catches his eye. One touch, and he realizes vengeance can’t be anywhere near her.
Anger and self-preservation are the only motivations Abby Miller needs or wants right now. Falsely accused of attacking the man who’s terrorized her for years, she’s forced as a plea bargain to attend an anger management counseling group with people with some serious rage issues, while learning true self defense on the side. Yet a man, one more primal than any she’s ever met, draws her in a way and into a world deadlier than she’s ever imagined. He offers her protection, but she finds the fight is really for his heart, and she’s ready to battle.
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