Says And I belive him because he is tall and dark and sexyAnd that s how we parted ways with this book around 31% markDon t get me wrong my problems with this book was not about the sexism Or not just about it Mostly I am like the black mark upon the feminist movement And I don t look for an awesome story in my smut So naturally I was determined to overlook the flipping the bird at coherence and a nice plot line stuff in the book and keep going till the end but if the smutty parts are zero sexy and very annoying in a smut book it s like reading in circles So long Felicia 5 Fuck I love Talen StarsFirst read December 14 2014 reread Nov 20th 2016Rereread 112018 to get ready for the new book in the series Vampire s Faith I m in fangirl heaven that Rebecca Zanetti has decided to write DP books Some SpoilersOMG I loved this book so hard Fated the 1st book in the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti was amazing It stole my heart I fell madly in love with Talen his brothers Dage Jase and Conn Cara her sister Em Jordan Katie and little Janie It doesn t matter how many times I read this book I love it and each time I don t know what magic this book has over me but me and this book just click Our mates are human And Cara his voice dropped to a rumble ou re mine Talen Cara he leaned forward in his chair before this night has ended Haunted Tales of the Unexplained you will have no doubtou ve been mated TalenTalen God where do I start I fell so in love with Talen So damn sexy protective strong and pure 100% kick ass alpha male He was domineering arrogant with a sweetness under that hard soldier exterior Everything a vampire mate should be There was nothing about him I would change Perfect I loved the way he was with Janie and how he tried so hard to make Cara and Janie happy Cara was great too She did have a few moments in the start of the book where I was kinda rolling my eyes but she really grew into her own I could understand her reluctance to put her whole heart on the line with what she lived through with her evil father I loved that even though she was scared shitless at times not understanding the world around her she was willing to fight and protect those she cared forI m sorry to tell A Culture of Conspiracy Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America Comparative Studies in Religion and Society you this Talen but ifou wanted a mindless obedient wife A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and Raise Your Vibration you should have found one during the last century I m sureou had Death March The Zone your chances Cara Seriously Cara forced out a laugh That s the bestou ve got Her voice lowered into an eerie imitation of a movie monster You will beg for death my pretty CaraTalen and Cara together were smokin hot Talen was just so damn sexy I love how playful they were with each other There was this one part in the book where Talen is chasing Cara around the house and it was just so cute I love babies and little children in books A total sucker when it comes to cute kids and big strong men being wrapped around their little fingers Nothing is sexier than a good father So I just have to say that this book was cuteness overload with the adorable and sassy little Janie and her new daddy Talen and all her big loving uncles I get lost in The Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 1955 your scentour passion Talen s breath brushed her neck There s no sweeter taste in the entire history of the world than Wie man eyn teutsches Mannsbild bey Kräfften hält your skin on fire For me Talen I loveour body She smiled against his mouth and was startled as he leaned back to stare at her But I will demand Tomorrow Will Be a Good Day: My Autobiography your heart Cara TalenThe story line was great I loved the build up of the paranormal world The bad guys the Kurjans were just creepy The side characters are awesome I loved me some Karys brothers All five were just sexy as hell I couldn t help but love em all and feel connected to them individually I want to see them get their HEAs I also loved Jordan and Katie I can t wait to get their story But than anything I can t wait to get Dage and Emma s story Everything in this book came together to make the perfect storm for me I love it and I love love this series Its one of my Top 5 favorites Below I leave my favorite part of the book You re my mate and I m keepingou He shifted But I can give Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series you time to accept me To accept us Really She stretched like a well fed cat in his arms How much time Talen He placed a gentle kiss on her head As much asou need So we would kind of like date each other The idea of him showing up for a first date Five fags a day yanking at a tie wondering if he should kiss her good night all but made her snort His heart warmed against her through her He apparently liked the sound of that Yeah Like courting Oh Well where would I live while we courted Her satisfied grin filled her voice With me His voice turned firm Oh What bedroom would I use She tried not to giggle at him He really was trying to be sweet Ours It was of a growl But how will we sleep in the same room and not have sex She flipped his hand over tracing the intricate mark on his palm with one finger He hardened beneath her Making love is part of courtship wife Every muscle in the lean body holding her tensed to full readiness No it isn t she countered and dissolved into the laughter she had been repressing A bird twittered high above in response Talen shifted her so he could see her amused face Areou laughing at me mate Talen and Carahttpjessicasoverthetopbookobsessio REREADING March 2320 I need a refresher before moving on with the seriesI finished my reread finally Lol I must say that currently I am reading super slow as there is way too much distraction going on in the world right now I was determined to finish though so I can now move onto the second instalment in this series It s been many Wicked Affairs p 2 years of me wanting to make the time for this series and now I have that Anyway I still enjoyed this book very much and am eager to continue onI thoroughly enjoyed the first book to a new series for me to enjoy This book has all of the ualities that I like in a paranormal romance It has the hot sexy possessive alpha hero a heroine who is honorable has had a hard life but risen above it and become strong and independant It also has lots of action hot sex and last but not least vampires and shape shiftersThis series promises to be an extremely good series and I look forward to reading onward Talen CaraI was searching for a new PNR series which could keep me occupied for a couple of weeks and satisfy my unuenchable thirst for paranormal love The series did not have to have a complicated plot An almost repetitive story from one book to the other to massage gently my brain Nothing too much honestly I wanted something easy to read with maybe a few vampires and a few shifters in the euation I wouldn t mind fae or elves Some technology maybe Experiments to unwilling victims would be okay as wellThere had to be a treacherous enemy of course in the plot who wanted to destroy world peace and rule them all And the main characters had to be mated and satisfied in end while some other characters would wait for their turn to be matedI need to hear the phrase You are mine a lot in my PNR booksOh and the available books have to be at least 6 7 and there must be some books comingSo I consider myself deeply satisfied with the Dark Protectors seriesHonestly I was a bit skeptical in the beginning of the book I like my men determined but Talen was an over the top macho man who gave no explanation for his actions And maybe Cara was a bit of a doormat And maybe Cara s daughter called Talen father and Talen s brothers uncles a bit too soon which was creepyBut then the shifters appeared and this was a nice surprise I thought that the series had only vampires The plot slowly became interesting and there were a few surprises here and there 3 stars Liked the storyline for the most part found Talen and his brothers interesting though I still had some definite issues with the hero view spoiler See comments below re Talen s alpha hole behaviour hide spoiler. E's there to protect Cara and Janie He also says that he's a three hundredear old vampire Of course the way he touches her Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice.
Tagged with a tracker and branded No he also must be able to read her mind control her sexual desire and control her body s movements It s not even as if she s his dog or slave it s as if she s his I can t even think of a term What would Jane of Gowlands you call it Puppet maybe Let s put aside how absolutely disgusting this whole I ownou I control The Piper in the Wind you body and mind thing is Am I supposed to admire the sexual skills of a man who can t even be bothered to arouse his woman himself By touching her and kissing her He has to rely on insta arousal mind control to do that Really I have no idea what the fun of sex would be with some woman who s basically likeour meat puppet What s the point of even having a person in bed with The Proposal you at all As a female reader this isn t very appealing to me Putting aside the whole she has zero free will thing which obviously makes me vomit but just talking about a man who has to resort to this kind of stuff in order to have sex with someone You re not impressing me It s weak and it showsour total failure as a lover Yeah let s talk about thisHow s the sex CarmenThis guy is shit in bed You d think after living 350 Prey years he d understand one or two things but no He seems to find the concept of foreplay foreign Sex goes like this Some kissing then he slams balls deep into her No I mean nope No no no Where is the slow exploration of bodies Where is the foreplay Where is all the fun stuff that SHOULD come between I m kissingou and I m fucking Addicted to Womanhood Book One you Zanetti plays it off as if Cara is perfectly satisfied and happy with this but I am saying Heck no They have sex A LOT in this book maybe 12 times and in about 10 of them he just skips foreplay entirely I don t get it Is this supposed to be appealing and sexy to a female reader I don t know aboutou but I need a little bit lot than thisNot to mention he does the HORRIBLE stuff that I hate like forbidding her to come unless he gives her permission Which makes me want to murder him I don t find this sexy at all No the fierceness of the voice in her ear made her pause I control that too You ll come when I sayI HATE THIS Orgasm denial makes me rabid beyond beliefAnd then he expects her to come on command I HATE THAT SHIT I can t believe men attempt this shit in real life Either they order Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth you to come way too early andou re like Nope Not happening Also I m turned off now Way to go asshole Or they wait until Once is Never Enough you were going to come anyway and then are like Come for me Andou re like I was already coming asshole Also go fuck Successful Employee Communications yourself Any man who tries this shit in bed is just asking for trouble I have zero tolerance for thatSo the sex is horrible Unlessou really really are turned on by not only being a slave but a slave who is under complete mind control That could work for some people but not me UghAlso Zanetti s sex descriptions are very strange He lifted her off the counter by her buttocks She ran wet as he easily balanced her against him with one hand her knees clasping the sides of his hipsShe ran wet WTF She moaned as he increased his thrusts and the friction created a wondrous series of electrical explosions deep within her womb she opened her mind her heart as much as she couldElectrical explosions oO In her womb oO WTFLOL How about this one for Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest you men A clamoring took up residence in his balls and he considered a cold showerYou know when a clamoring takes up residence inour balls As it does Carmen dies laughingLet s talk about another problem Talen s insistence on calling Cara mate He doesn t call her by her first name he calls her mate As in wife But this had the unfortunate side effect of rendering everything he said in an Australian accent It s everywhere in the book Everything is going along normally and then Don t distract me mateSuddenly like a tire iron to the face Talen has become an Australian talking to his buddy and I am on the floor in a fit of laughter EVERY TIME You can imagine how it went reading this Ridiculous Zanetti should have thought about her dehumanizing word that I m going to use to replace my woman s actual name choice for a bit longer This was unfortunate and jarringEROTIC BLOODSUCKINGAnyone who knows me and is familiar with my reviews knows I think erotic bloodsucking is disgusting beyond beliefOh and we have another charming disgusting trope that is popular in romance novels called The hero discovers the heroine reading a BDSM erotic or romance book and unilaterally decides that they have to recreate whatever sex scene in the book in bed Despite the heroine s heartfelt and vocal protests This has seriously become a trope It happens ALL THE TIME in romance books nowadays I blame 50 Shades I want to stress to my readers just because a woman is reading a romance or erotica that showcases a certain type of sex DOES NOT MEAN that she wants My Life with Princess Margaret you to do those specific acts to herwith her Please do not get confused What if a boyfriend caught me reading this bookesterday Well he wouldn t because I am open and out about reading romances and therefore there would be no catching me reading them as if it were some shameful and secret activity ANYWAY Does that mean he could safely assume that I want him to do stuff like brand me completely skip foreplay and tell me when I can or can t orgasm THAT would be a mistake A huge mistake HUGEJust so we re clear not every woman Un amor fora ciutat you see reading 50 Shades of Grey wantsou to tie her up and whip her Please be respectful ThanksI could continue talking about this book there are other problems here But I won t You re welcomeTl dr Does the idea of being a mindless sex slave brood mare with no free will turn Blue Murder you on Great I ve got a book forou But don t expect any foreplay For me this was everything I hate about paranormal romance Slave wife dominant controlling possessive alpha who is a vampire and sucks Pilgrimage in Medieval Scotland: (Historic Scotland Series) your blood in bed Mind control Ick No This book is very anti Carmen I think I ll stick with sweet Sherrilyn Kenyon instead I will NOT be continuing this seriesONE REAL STAR ONE ROMANCE STARShe s doesn t act the least bit like a fourear old I d have said 6 or 7 The author is completely misrepresenting the age group here Okay I ve heard both sides of this debate Should an author give hisher own book a rating On one handduh Of course we like our books So why put stars down But on the other hand if we don t like our book who will I didn t put any stars on one book and a reader emailed me asking what was wrong with that book She was really nice but I started to wonderwhat should we do Goodreads is a place for everyone s opinionand us authors have opinions too Shouldn t ours be counted as well as everyone elses Or would it be better for only people not associated with the book to give ratings But who isn t associated I have friends who are authors who like my writing so what about them Are they biased My basic answer here is that I have no clue whether or not I should give my books a rating As for FATED I liked the alphaness of the hero and had a ball writing about him and the heroineas well as little Janie Hence my five stars Who doesn t love being treated like a bloody idiot with the attention span of fleas Because this book here is the dream book of those with heavy memory problems Is there a treaty with another race Don t worry the author will tell ou all about it like this is the first time ou re seeing the word treaty every five damn pages Sometimes even in the next pageYou ll be regarded like the senseless wittle female The earth; an introduction to physical geology you are The hero will go through the dinner with a bullet wound and the moment heroine takes a look at it it ll start healing bam But the sexy bite mark will endure for a couple of days It doesn t make senseou say Hush and leave that stuff to sensible males Because a female s calling is love I kid ou not That s what hero. Daughter Janie But whatever it takes has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous looking stranger with an attitude problem Or Else Sure the mysterious Talen says that
What an awful book I wanted to throw it into the wall so many times that I lost count But since I read it in my E reader which I worship I couldn t do this Finally I was so frustrated that I just deleted it with satisfying vengeanceIf ou wonder what made me so worked up the answer is the treatment of main male character to main heroineI am not some extreme feminist who spit fire when a man tries to help me with the coat or pay for the dinner I am all for strong dominant man in charge But this book was just too over the topFirst of all Talen addresses t This world is a total rip off of Tessa Dawn s series Blood CurseThe main guy in this book Talen is a vampire who rescues Cara and her daughter in the middle of the night by breaking It s making me so frustrated Angry I usually LOVE alpha men authors such as Gena Showalter Nalini Singh and Cynthia Eden manage to make them so appealing sexy possessive and protective I fall in love I m both envious and ecstatic for the heroine especially if they prove to be a good match for the hero She gives as good as she gets and the hero learns to respect that if he hasn t already and it strengthens their relationship in a really good heart melting kind of way Talen I don t know what s going wrong with him He has the same ualities as those alpha males I love Maybe the fact that he calls her mate or wife than her She stood in the steamy shower with golden eyes on her with one of his warm hands covering her heart and the other covering her core She forgot how to think He was big and dark and most definitely dangerous Defined strength showed in the tight muscles and light smattering of dark hair across his chest as well as in the set of his jaw and focus of his gaze The hard planes of his face flushed over deepened hollows stamping him with a predatory look that lived naturally on himOoooo kaaaaay Let s talk about some thingsI went into this book with an open mind I really wanted to enjoy and like this bookWe start off with empath Cara and her little psychic 4 Gramatica basica del estudiante de espanol year old daughter Janie Janie runs into Cara s room after having a nightmare and while Cara is comforting her the door busts open and a huge scary dangerous man comes in He s bristling with knives and guns At least six and a half feet of muscle packed male filled the doorwaySoou re saying the book starts off with a home invasionYes that s what I m saying So of course Cara is terrified for her life and trying to shield her little daughter from whoever this guy is The man Talen easily overpowers them both Cara is fighting hard kicking and screaming trying to get away trying to knee him in the junkSo page 5 Dark eyes met Cara s and she wavered then shot her knee upward to his groin simultaneously punching her fist toward his face with a fierce gruntThen on page 6 His strength was unbelievable Her own vulnerability beat into her as she realized her nightshirt had risen to reveal pale pink panties The cool night air rushed across her bare legs Dark denim scratched the tender skin of her inner thighs and she opened her mouth to screamOne swift movement and his mouth covered hers Hot firm and somehow restrained The effort of his restraint belted into her He fought to control himself Heat slammed through her A roaring filled her ears and her breath hitched Her heart slowed and time stopped For a brief moment HIS heartbeat echoed throughout her body to a spot below her stomachHe growled low and his mouth moved over hers no longer silencing her but tasting Exploring One thick arm swept around her waist and pulled her into him the other lifted to tangle a hand in her hair He tugged angled her head to the side He went deeper She forgot everythingBOLD is gobsmackedCARMEN is gobsmackedYou kept READING after this shit I can see that The Hollow Crown you bolded the uestionable sentencesHonestly I should have DNFed right here I mean nothing is of a turn on than kissing the man who just broke intoour home dragged The Midwich Cuckoos your fourear old daughter into a car is taking Filosofi Kopi Kumpulan Cerita dan Prosa Satu Dekade you to God knows where to do God knows what Sexy right So easy to go from trying to knee a guy in the balls to making out with him Am I right or am I right This is sarcasm forou literally minded peopleBut still I had hopeYou still had HOPEYes Perhaps everything would be fine But alas all my hopes were in vainThe book is filled with terrible almost indecipherable writing Sentences like uiet pressed in on the truck with a dangerous beatAnd we have super silly super cheesy stuff like Cara turned curious eyes their way She had only been apart from Talen for less than an hour and Graham Greene The Readers Guides yet butterflies fluttered in her stomach His thick black hair was tied back in a band throwing the hard angles of his face into focus while green flecks danced through his golden eyes Danger or maybe even violence percolated just under his skin The gold warmed to gilt as his gaze swept herPercolated What oO What about Jordan piloted for several hours west until the Colorado mountains came into view The wild lands suited her new husband Both were fierce in their beauty and well able to withstand the dangerous forces around themAnd Cara stared at the intimidating warrior only a few feet from her Arousal warmed through her like a fine wine His long dark hair lay in thick wet tendrils around a face carved in stone His eyes sparked as wild as the land around them his body forged from steel He was every dark fantasy she d ever had she ached in undiscovered placesUndiscovered places What undiscovered places WTF The knife s blade glinted silver in the emerging moonlight its point dripping red life onto the red earth Blood splattered his clothes and covered his hands Savagery was stamped into every line of his face His fangs glistened sharp and deadly in the dusky lightCara s eyes rolled back into her head and with a small groan she collapsed to the wet leavesoO I was laughing hysterically during these partsIt turns out that Talen is a vampire And this book employs the paranormal romance trope of what I like to call slave wives Anyone who reads Christine Feehan will be familiar with this concept What it means is that Talen claims Cara as his mate As a result she is branded with his mark Yes branded On her ass She is forced to wear a cuff which she can t take off which tracks her location at all times Talen is very bossy and possessive demanding that she obey him at all times and often speaking of taming her punishing her teaching her her place etc etc etc Then things get even worse than thisWhat Worse than this How the fuck could they get worseWell It turns out later that he can read her mind So he can easily invade her mind and read her thoughts whenever he wants to And I thought the part where he hacked her e mail was invasive That was nothing apparently Even worseWorseYes we discover during a sex scene that he can actually force her to become sexually aroused against her will Cara gasped as a warmth slammed into her at the base of her neck before flowing unchecked through her breasts teasing tightening them from within Yet he hadn t moved a muscle The unbearable ache hardened her nipples to diamond sharp points She needed something Needed What was he doing to her HowThis is disgusting Then things get worseEven worse oOYes Then we discover that he can completely control her body and all her movements So he forces her to become very aroused with the power of his mind and then renders her completely immobile Why Because he wants her to beg He flashed his teeth Say please You want meou beg for meI just can t with this shit I will admit to ou right now that this just isn t my kink Apparently it wasn t enough for Zanetti that Cara is physically much smaller and weaker than vampire Talen And that she s taken prisoner by him oh I mean kept locked away for her own protection And. Marry Me Cara Paulsen does not give up easily A scientist and a single mother she's used to fighting for what she wants keeping a cool head and doing whatever it takes to protect her.
New York Times and USA Today 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 writes dark paranormals romantic suspense and sexy contemporary romances