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ARC Review: Taken by Rebecca Zanetti
Book Info

Released: April 30, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Pages: 103

Recommended Read!

The humor infused action and suspense were on point and it kept me wanting to know more.  But then, Zanetti is consistent in having those qualities in her books.” ~ Under the Covers

Ex-military, Hunter Holt was called back to help not by his comrades, but his foster family.  A new foster kid is in trouble and Hunter may be the only one to pull him out of trouble. The big catch is that he will be working with his childhood sweetheart, Faye Smith. The feelings they had for each other is still there.  The question is, are they less broken now to survive any kind of relationship.

Hunter and Fay’s second-chance at romance is well deserved.  Both characters had emotional issues and Zanetti clearly showed how they are being handled.  I thought they were cute together. The humor infused action and suspense were on point and it kept me wanting to know more.  But then, Zanetti is consistent in having those qualities in her books.

It was nice seeing characters from the last installment come together to help Hunter.  Being that Raider is a foster sibling, you get some page time with him. Along with the rest of the crew from Deep Ops.  Yes, that includes Roscoe, the drunk dog, and Kat, the cutest kitty ever. The whole crew makes this novel fun. I also encountered two interesting characters that are apparently from Zanetti’s other series.  Intriguing enough to make me want to read that series too.

I was bummed to find out that this book was only a novella.  Given that the first book, Hidden was a hit for me, my expectations for Taken was pretty high.  While I enjoyed this book a lot, I wish it was a full-length read. With deep issues such as abuse, complicated family issues, and PTSD,  I feel that Hunter and Faye needed a more in-depth story to fully understand them. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed their story quite a bit. In fact, I’m rating this novella a four star.


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About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over forty romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.


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