Tamed (Dark Protectors)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Date of Publication: May 15, 2014
Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he’s a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He’s not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that’s what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he’s in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life…
After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she’s vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she’s determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies…
Love is about to start conquering…
The Dark Protectors series is what brought me to Rebecca Zanetti in the first place and I don’t regret it whatsoever. I thoroughly enjoyed this book
It’s so hard to come up with the right words to describe a great book without repeating myself over and over in different reviews. But anyway, I liked Lily in this book because she wasn’t afraid to start living (finally). She carried a very heavy burden on her shoulders, as one of the prophets of their kind. She’s been receiving disturbing dreams from the goddess recently, calling on her to do something that she’s never been asked to do. I found that a very interesting gift, and I liked the slant Ms. Zanetti gave the prophets in this book.
Caleb – heh, gotta love the fact that he got drafted into being a prophet just recently and hasn’t quite figured out how to be a prophet, rather than the warrior he’s always been. His protective instincts are certainly called into play when he’s put into Lily’s orbit again (they’d been nearly together centuries ago, and now thanks to the whole prophet thing, he wants a second chance with her).
I found the villain of this piece to be fascinating and enjoyed watching how the entire mess resolved. I liked the goddess’s appearance in Lily’s dreams, and how the overall plot of the series (which is getting a certain little girl, not really little any more, to her destiny) continues to develop. I eagerly anticipate the next book in this series.
Definitely 4 out of 5 gargoyles (yes, gargoyles – I found a temporary pic for it) for this book!
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.