Series: Dark Protectors #7.76
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Lyrical Press (Kensington Books)
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 5 Stars
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She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .
The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.
Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.
But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.
But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . . .
Previously published in Wicked Burn.
TALEN is a short story that takes place after the ending of the war. Cara is no longer sick and is trying to find purpose in this time of peace. She’s got plans but she’s also got an overbearing mate that refuses to let her out of his sight and would prefer she stay hidden, wrapped in cotton and tucked away safely for all time. Fortunately, Cara is not having any of that.
I really enjoyed this novella. I love how strong Cara is and that she won’t back down from her mate’s demands or any threats that try to take away her independence. Cara wants her own identity and to forge her own path, which is very important to her. She’s the kind of heroine you want to be, especially if you’re mated to a foxy vampire like Talen. RAWR!
This is a quick, full throttle read that will leave you wanting more! I recommend this or any books by Rebecca Zanetti.
I read copy of the book offered to the blog by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.