Taken by Rebecca Zanetti @RebeccaZanetti @ZebraPublishing ‏

Posted April 17, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Taken by Rebecca Zanetti @RebeccaZanetti @ZebraPublishing ‏Taken by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Published by Zebra on April 30, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 100
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Hunter Holt might be the most stubborn ex-soldier ever born, but when he’s called on to help find a lost foster kid, he jumps into action. Even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart five years ago—the woman who still haunts his dreams . . .

Faye Smith has spent five long years trying to get her life back on track. She knows she should’ve turned toward Hunter and not away from him. But they both had too many demons to destroy. Maybe now they’ll get another chance—and save someone else’s life too . . .

But first they’ll have to stop arguing long enough to trust the Deep Ops team. Hunter was a lost boy himself once. In fact, he ran away from the exact same man, their monster of a father. Now he and Faye will have to unite to find the brother he never knew—and maybe each other . .

Taken is a novella between books 1 and 2 in the Deep Ops series.  We don’t see the main couple from Hidden, but this is a background setup for Raider who is the hero of book 2,  Fallen. It’s a bit disconcerting because for the beginning as there is little connection to the world we know.

Things move quickly, as it is a novella,  in Henry and Faye’s story. They are childhood friends with Raider and he steps in, bringing his team, to help with their problem. Henry’s unknown, young half-brother is in a world of trouble.  So we do see Angus and Roscoe, Wolfe and K.A.T. for brief comic relief and connecting up the series.

Action-packed and sexy, I like seeing smart planning and execution on an op. I don’t know how much we will see of Henry and Faye in the future, since they are in Kentucky or Tennessee, and not on the team.  I’m enjoying the series and look forward to more with Raider in September.

About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day-or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Posted April 17, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

8 responses to “Taken by Rebecca Zanetti

    • Thank you. Romantic suspense and UF are my go to genres, well and mystery/thriller. Romantic suspense is similar to mystery/thriller but with more romance in my experience. This author is one of my favorites in the genre and also has some PNR I like too.

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    • I agree. I would always start at the beginning. I’m a big fan of some of her complete series as well, so it’s easy to start with those. I sometimes find my library, which is the easiest free way to try an author, has older series rather than the newest. I hope you love her too!