Review: Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti

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Review: Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti

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Series: Dark Protectors #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Kensington
Released on July 5, 2012
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Jumping ten years into the future we find out characters have change a lot, the war is on and two felines are no closer to mating than they were ten years ago. We finally get Katie and Jordan’s story.


Consumed stuck me at first as being out of order and then I wondered if I missed a few books. We jump ten years into the future where Virus-27 has taken hold and no cure is in sight. Kind of a deja vu of 2020 with Cornovirus-19? Well, Virus-27 takes mates (women at the moment) back to being human and taking the mating mark away. It also creates werewolves in the shifter community. In the books before this one, Katie, a lion shifter, drank the virus unknownly and lost her ability to shift. She also injested a “test cure” that made her sensitive to werewolves. At the the time Jordan offered to mate her to hopefully bring her back to a true shifter, but she wouldn’t take a pity mate since she was in love with the leader of the shifting world. Even if he did save her as a cub when her parents died and she didn’t even know she was a shifter.

So we come back to this world, 10 years later and everyone is growing up. Katie is in her 30s, Jordan older than dirty, Janie (the pyschic child) is now in her teens, Garret her little brother is around 10, Cara is no closer to a cure for her declining immortality of link to Talen, no new kids on the horizon for the 3 out of 5 Kayrs brothers. A lot changed and a lot stayed the same.

We open up with Jordan in a battle and we know something has happened to him, but it takes a few more chapters to find out what. He knows he doesn’t have much time left and his one bucket list items is to make sure Katie is safe. Katie on the other hand is a werewolf hunter with her own team of shifters. One is like an older brother while the other is a good friend. Things get a little crazy when a werewolf starts talking, when that is impossible. And he is telling stories that while true, also shed Jordan in a not so happy light.

With Jordan declining, Katie doesn’t want to give up hope. She is willing to do almost anything to help Jordan survive, even at the detriment of her own health. The ongoing battles between these two at times get exhaustive. She is braver and tougher than Jordan might realize, but he is also weaker than he realizes. Both need a cure and there isn’t much time for it.

On the side Janie is still communicating with her two beaus in the dream world. One not so good of a guy and the other shrouded in such secrecy we wonder just what side he is on. Janie is also starting to date, which Talen as a dad isn’t taking so well. Throw in Garrett is now ten, but he also huge for his age. Not much impulse control and just as protective as Janie.

Throw in a big battle with Kurjans that almost gets Janie kidnaped and/or killed, there is enough excitement to keep you going.

Jordan and Katie have a lot to fight for, but their story felt a little off in the grand scheme of the whole story arc. I enjoyed them as characters, felt for them in their struggle, saw where they fit into the world, but also didn’t see their story adding a huge amount to the struggle of the Realm. But who cares? I enjoyed the story anyway!

Challenges Met

Review Writing Challenge #18
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Series That Never Ends Challenge #2
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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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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
1 year ago

This one kind of startled me, too. I remember feeling out of sync with it for the longest time. I probably got fed up with this pair fighting their needs, too. LOL

1 year ago

The time jump does sound a bit jarring, but I’m glad you stuck with it. The virus thread is so timely given everything going on in the world today!

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I’ve been enjoying this series a lot. I haven’t read this book but I’m looking forward to it now.

1 year ago

I saw that one of her books is going to be translated into French. I really should try

Carole Rae
1 year ago

Someday I shall read more! These all sound soooo good

Jenea’s Book Obsession

The time jump would probably throw me off a little too but it sounds like it worked out and the story sounds really good!