Review: Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviewed by Jen

I was such a huge fan of Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series! These Realm Enforcer books haven’t enraptured me quite as much, largely because the series arc surrounding the Apollo drug didn’t have the same oomph as the possibility of a war among supernatural factions. That being said, this installment is easily my favorite in this spin-off series.

The reason: a cranky introverted Alpha Grizzly named Bear.

We met Bear in the earlier books. He was (and still is) this deliciously grumpy dude who doesn’t care about anyone or anything beyond his fellow shifters and his sister, Simone. He likes things simple and honest. There was nothing I didn’t like about him.

Nessa is neither simple nor honest. She’s a powerful healing witch with an agenda. She wants to mate with Bear in a mutually beneficial arrangement. She hopes to gain the power to make fire from him, and in exchange, she’ll use her healing gift to help him recover from the damage he did to his soul when he shifted into a dragon in the last book. Of course, there’s more to it, but peeling the layers of her onion is part of the adventure!

Anyway, Bear is reluctant to consort with the witch, but they are drawn to each other and the attraction is hard for either of them to resist. There’s such a sexy vibe between them. And their love scenes are on fire!

In some of Zanetti’s books, the over-alpha thing has frustrated me, and while Bear is, indeed, super-alpha, I loved that Nessa is really strong and powerful in her own right. I loved that his strength didn’t detract from hers. She was never afraid to challenge him; she even reveled in it. And in the times she went toe to toe with him in tests of wills and strength, she never faltered.

When Bear falls, he falls hard, and it was so great to watch. There’s also fabulous action and pacing and plotting. Plus great cameos from the original series; I especially loved the running joke about everyone underestimating Dage and his status as the king. But it was also fun to see Logan and Garrett.

This was a fun book with an awesome hero and a satisfying ending. I suspected the villain, but it wasn’t obvious, and when it was all revealed, I was on the edge of my seat.

I hope this is not the last we see of this world.

*ARC provided by publisher

Click to purchase: Amazon

Wicked Bite
by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Lyrical Press


  1. Sounds great. I’m not sure I’ve read this author so I’ll go pick up book one

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