Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti (Dark Protectors #3)

Available: April 24th 2012 Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Kensington

My Copy: Sent

Moira Dunne is a witch – the quantum physics kind. Time and space are her playthings. Which might explain why her one-night stand from a hundred years ago has turned up to “claim” her – and request her family’s assistance with the war he’s brewing. But the more she learns about Connlan Kayrs, the more she comes to think this is normal behaviour for him…When Conn and Moira tumbled on the moonlit grass, Conn hadn’t meant to mark her as his mate for all time. She was only twenty! But it wasn’t easy to wait for her. It was even harder to forget her. So when he finally returns for his wicked-hot witch, he’s ready to let the sparks fly. Even if he burns up in flames…



100 years ago Moira was accidentally marked by the vampire warrior Conlan in a burst of passion so bright it nearly made her weep. After Con disappeared Moira found it easy to convince herself that he never wanted her and wouldn’t be coming back for a mate he never intended on having. The war between vampires and Kurjans is heating up and suddenly Con is back in Moira’s life. He claims for good but Moira is the seventh sister to the seventh sister and is a powerful witch now. She doesn’t need a possessive overbearing mate screwing with her life.

Leaving Moira so many years ago was the hardest thing Con has ever done. Except maybe staying gone all those years. He knew she needed time to learn and hone her powers but Con desperately wanting to go back. Now that the war is upon him and his brothers, a mate disease is running rampant and the witches are being threatened, Con can finally go claim what is rightfully his. Not a moment to soon either because someone has their sights set on Moira and no one close to her is exactly what they seem.


*Le sigh* I. Love. This. Series. So. Much! Rebecca Zanetti is a friggin genius and if I lived in her state I’d be her new bestie. Ok…wait…that sounds stalkerish. Let’s start over. I love this series and it just keeps getting better and better! I think Zanetti is hitting her stride and I for one hope she can keep up the steam.

Conlan and Moira have been brewing a long time. There has been hints of Con’s past within the last books and when I heard Hunted would be his book I was ecstatic! Zanetti didn’t let me down either. I fell in love with Con and Moira on page one. Moira with her feisty and “I can handle everything” attitude and Con always wanting to protect his very capable mate. ALPHA – you know me people…love them. Love them like whoa!

The connection I felt between Con and Moira was rivaled only by the connection I felt to the entire book. I absolutely adored this book from beginning to end. Moira felt the weight of the world being the seventh sister in her coven. Her power level was off the charts and I thought that since she mated (even accidentally) with a vampire, it was a cool twist that they ended up sharing some of their powers with each other. It was a unique twist and I do love twists. Con was about as masculine as he could be, which I expected, but I enjoyed the heat level between him and Moira. Even at the beginning when Moira was fighting her attraction you could just tell she still had feelings for him after all those years. Con’s guilt at leaving her for 100 years was necessary but his insistence that he didn’t want to, that it was hard on him, was so sweet.

The science behind the usage of witch powers is both unique and well thought out. I liked the explanations of the application of physics in doing magic and even though I don’t understand a lot of it (I’m a DUH science type person. As in duhhhhhhhhhhh what?) I thought Zanetti’s explanations were so completely different then the standard “shes’s a witch, she does magic” that it really makes this series stand out from other paranormal romance series.

I enjoyed the continuation of the big picture story ARC with the war between, well most everyone, and the Kurjans. The brief looks in on the Kalin and his grisly outlook was very entertaining. To be so young (teenager) and so filled with such hate, it made me shudder. I wonder though, Kalin has brief glimpses of humanity, and what will that mean for the future. Though the feelings never stay, I wonder if being around Janie, the sweet seer child, might be rubbing off on him in some way. Since Janie, Kalin and Janie’s friend Kane are supposedly supposed to be the key players in the coming war, I wonder what the outcome will be. I truly believe Kalin isn’t all bad but has only been molded that way and still can see right and wrong in some degree.

Hunted is an exciting continuation of a story I love! When I finish each book I feel sad and anxious for the next one to come out and that is a mark of an excellent series for this reader. Zanetti weaves an enchanting story with Hunted that is sure to please paranormal romance lovers everywhere!

I give Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti 5 stars! 


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