Broken by Rebecca Zanetti @RebeccaZanetti @ZebraPublishing ‏

Posted May 21, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

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Broken by Rebecca Zanetti @RebeccaZanetti @ZebraPublishing ‏Broken by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #3
Published by Zebra on May 26, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Dangerous: Former Navy SEAL Clarence Wolfe’s unit was taken out with a land mine. Injured and devastated, he hasn’t been quite right since. Worse, the tragedy was no accident. All Wolfe wants now is to take down the man responsible. In the meantime, he’s good with being the muscle for the Deep Ops team—and leading a steamy no-strings-attached personal life. Until one intriguing woman changes everything . . .

Determined: Reporter Dana Mulberry is on a mission to avenge the death of a fellow journalist. She’s finally hot on a trail—right to a sex club—where she runs into . . . Wolfe? It seems both their leads have led to the same spot. To keep from blowing their covers, they’ll have to at least pretend to have a little fun. Trouble is, they genuinely like each other. And that’s way too risky for Wolfe, especially when, to his surprise, Dana agrees . . .

Complicated: Drawn to each other in ways they can’t understand, Wolfe and Dana keep it professional—until they’re shot at one night. And when their adventures land them both at the heart of corruption in D.C.—and at odds in their missions—they’ll have to dig deeper than ever to succeed in their quests—and with each other . . .

I’m enjoying the romantic suspense in the Deep Ops series. There is a new couple in each story. The characters and situation is rather over the top, not quite realistic or believable. Although the humor is a bit ridiculous with quirky characters, the violence is gritty. There’s a dog and a cat on the team.

Since the team is being built, and their connections developed, I would read these books in order.  Each book has a new couple, with someone always in real danger.  They are all wounded by bullets, knives, burns, bruises, and the like in each book. I love the team bonding and how they gradually learn to work more together, with the group supporting whoever is in trouble.

Broken is the story of Wolfe and Dana.  We know them from the previous books and that they are attracted to each other.  Dana is a journalist and one of her friends, also a journalist,  has gone missing. She gets a lead on someone who might know where she is and goes “undercover” at a sex party to talk to him. Wolfe is there on a lead for his case.  The action and danger, as well as the sexual tension, take off.

These two aren’t stupid, but they are so determined to handle everything themselves, without confiding in anyone, especially each other. I understand why they think they need to do it this way but it is wrong and STUPID, not to mention dangerous.

Luckily, as they become more personally involved, they share a bit more with each other. Dana breaks first on wanting the whole team involved because she knows they deserve to be aware of the danger, and she wants them to have Wolfe’s back.  She still is a bit TSTL  and Wolfe is a little too caveman for me.

They are perfect for this unusual team, though. All of them are so messed up, one can’t help caring for them. I enjoyed meeting Dana’s family; they were awesome.  I can’t wait to see where things go next as there are some new team members, and a long time case Force has been working.  Driven is coming next January, and finally, we will get to know Angus Force better.


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 May 21, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

14 responses to “Broken by Rebecca Zanetti

  1. I’ve read and enjoyed Zanetti. I like the idea of a dog and cat on the team. Not a fan of TSTL behavior and I don’t like non-communication, but this does sound like a fun series.

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  2. What I have noticed with this author is its better to read the books in order in how she builds her worlds and characters. I can’t wait to delve into this series. Her writing is so compelling.

    Great review.