She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .
The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.
Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.
But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.
But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . .
I loved the Dark Protectors series and any chance to get one more story from that world was good enough to get me excited.
Now, Talen, is technically not a new release. It was originally a bonus novella in the back of one of the spin-off Realm Enforcers series. Talen is a bridge story between the two series and reads best after the end of Dark Protectors and fits just as the other series is getting under way.
I got so excited to see this was a fun Talen and Cara story. Twenty-five years after they become a mated couple, they are still a fun pair to read about. Talen is still a dominant, pushy vampire and Cara is still doing her level best to teach him a thing or two about strong, spirited females. They are supposed to be headed out on their first vacation alone since the war and Cara’s illness is over, but nothing is ever simple or easy for the Kayrs family.
Loved this exciting peek-in with Talen and Cara and a few other series regulars for a great cross-over story that may be novella length, but its developed and complete. If you’re a fan of action-packed passionate paranormal romance, but haven’t read the Dark Protectors, take a gander at those and prepare for a good time.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Romance Roundabout #122 PNR