I have a special place in my kindle for Ms. Zanetti’s Dark Protector series. Anytime she announces a new book, my heart beats a little faster and I run to mark the release date on my calendar. Why, you may ask? Because Ms. Zanetti delivers every, dang, time. I’ve been dying for Quade and Haven’s book and Ms. Zanetti has been teasing us with their story in previous installments. This story about two dark and damaged souls finding each other through worlds and dimensions was everything I hoped for.
If you’ve been following the new series arc since ALPHA’S PROMISE, then you know Quade has had a rough time of it. He’s been stuck in a hellish realm for centuries (he’s an immortal half demon, half vampire…duh) and the only thing that has kept him going is Haven, the woman who appears once every few years. Haven is a gifted artist in Earth’s realm who grew up adopted into an ultra religious family who had her committed for her odd dreams and weird powers. She has been dreaming and paining Quade for years.
The chemistry between Quade and Haven was everything I needed. The banter is top notch, the sexual chemistry is even better, and I snort laughed my way through some of the situations Quade finds himself in. (I’m giggling just thinking about the toothpaste). As a bonus to the amazing dialogue and romance, I have NO idea how this plotline is going to resolve itself. Every book brings amazing new revelations and surprises.
I do think some of the secondary plots took away from all the page time I wanted for Quade and Haven. I am trying super hard to get invested in Hope’s story, but it just hasn’t happened yet. I had to force myself to not skim those sections.
Overall, I have been invested in this book since day one and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. If you haven’t read a Rebecca Zanetti book yet, get out of here! Grab one and get to reading!
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**