Afternoon Delight: Talen by Rebecca Zanetti

Afternoon Delight: Talen by Rebecca ZanettiTalen by Rebecca Zanetti

Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Lyrical Press on 6 June 2017
Pages: unknown
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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 . .

The Delight

I loved the Dark Protectors series and any chance to get one more story from that world was good enough to get me excited.

Review

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.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #122 PNR

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About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times 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 is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day-or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I haven’t started this series yet but I should.

    • I really loved it, Mary. I think you’ll enjoy her paranormal world and all the excitement once things get rolling in the series.

  • I’m always looking our for new PNR series to begin so I’m glad I stopped by this post! #getsocial17

    • Even better! Glad you could meet with a book series that has your interest.

      Thanks for dropping by for #GetSocial17.

  • oh it must be nice to see them after so long!

  • I still need to try this series out. I’ve loved so many of her others but just never started these for some reason. Yay for it being a fun read 🙂

    • Its a good series. It gets better as it gets going. 🙂

  • Gads, another series I need to read. I am reading her newer ones, and love them.

    • LOL! So many books, right? I haven’t touched her Montana contemporaries yet, but they are on the ist. 🙂

  • oh I love this series, but haven’t read this novella so I gotta grab it up. Sounds like a fun one too. I am interested to see how they are after being mated for so long.

    • This one was a treat, Renee. I’ve got a couple of the newer novellas that I need to snag from the 1001 Nights series that are also Dark Protector books.

  • I need to read this series. It really sounds like my kind of book. Great review!

    • It was a good PNR action and passion-packed series, Carole. I loved some of the middle books the most and then that end book was long anticipated. This follow up novella was a great reunion with the series.

  • I kinda want to binge-read this series. I’ve read one of Zanetti’s Entangled Brazen books and I liked it, but I’ve been really curious about this series. I’m glad you enjoyed this novella – sometimes novellas are hit or miss!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Sophia. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • I still need to try that Montana series. Yeah, novellas are tricky for me, too, but I could not pass this one up. 🙂