Review: Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti

tamedReviewed by Jen

I have been waiting for Caleb and Lily’s story for ages.  And I have to say, it was everything I wanted, even if I would have enjoyed a full length novel.  It’s sexy and satisfying –and it left me more excited than ever for Janie’s book.

As the story begins, the Prophet Lily is ready to end her centuries of celibacy.  Thanks to the virus she has contracted, she is no longer bound to her long-dead vampire mate.  That means she can finally touch another man without causing discomfort to him or herself.

Of course, on some level, she still longs for her almost-lover Caleb, but she is afraid that it would cause problems now that he is a prophet too. It’s also a real possibility that once she allows herself a taste, her heart would never allow it to remain casual.

But, really, was there ever a chance it would be anyone else?  It is finally their time.  And hallelujah, it plays out perfectly.  Lily is able to be strong and secure while maintaining her femininity; and Caleb is like a renegade sex-on-a-stick. Honestly, I wouldn’t have changed a thing other than the one scene were she has an orgasm on demand without his hands ever going below the waist. But maybe she is just really lucky that way.  (And maybe Chris Hemsworth is coming to my house tonight because he has a secret yearning for 37 year-old bookworm-moms.)

Anyhoo, there are some series where you can skip the novellas, but I wouldn’t advise it here.  That’s in part because the romance is long awaited, but also because there are developments in the main story arc.

One of the great things about this series is that I think Rebecca Zanetti does a great job of making the romances work well as standalones, but the series is so much better when read as a continuing story.  The world-building is just so great and the underlying arc is exciting.  I’m such a fan.

Rating: B+

*ARC Provided by Kensington

Click to purchase: Amazon

by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Publisher: eKensington


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