Review: Re/Paired by Michele Zurlo

Posted May 9, 2013 by Jennifer in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Re/Paired by Michele Zurlo
by Michele Zurlo

4 Stars


Released: April 30, 2013
Series: Doms of the FBI #2
Published by Loose ID
Pages: 327


“This book has great balance….heavy on the romance with enough suspense to keep it interesting and that’s how I like it. ” ~Under the Covers

When I saw that Michele Zurlo was releasing a sequel to Re/Bound, I was soooo excited.  Re/Bound happens to be my favorite of her books and I couldn’t wait to get back to some hot FBI Doms.  In Re/Paired,  Katrina Legato is a US attorney and brother to Malcolm, the agent we met in the first installment.  She works tough cases and has a very bright future ahead of her.  She’s been in love with her brother’s ex-Marine partner, Keith Rossetti, since she was 18 and he gave her a kiss she’ll never forget.   Keith is a Dom who’s had a tough upbringing…he escaped his parents’ alcoholic, dysfunctional  life 9 years ago and won’t ever look back.  As a Dom, he’s known for being safe and sane, but completely detached.  He doesn’t form emotional ties and doesn’t consider anyone’s needs but his own.   He doesn’t keep subs for long before they’ve had enough.  Kat wants to get close to him despite it all, and makes a request: she wants him to train her to be his submissive.  Keith knows he can never be what Kat needs, but when she approaches another Dom after his initial refusal, he can’t keep away and takes her on for training, his way.   Kat has big issues of her own.  She seems to have a stalker who keeps breaking in to her apartment….Keith has to play Dom and protector while trying to protect his heart.

Wow.  This book was so freaking hot!!  Keith is a tough Dom….he likes rules and protocols and certainly doles out punishment as he sees fit.  Once he jumps on board with Kat’s training, he holds back nothing.  He’s generous with her, which is both a surprise for both of them.  Kat is sassy and far from a pushover.  She challenges him in a way that would have made him walk away in previous relationships.  She had some hard limits that surprised me a little and I loved seeing how Keith handled them.  Their dialog was so genuine and a pleasure to read.  From a BDSM standpoint, there’s a little of everything, with scenes varying from mild to more intense, but nothing that would turn those who like it on the milder side off.  There’s use of a TENS unit which was a first for me to read and really peaked my curiosity.  I loved that we could see Keith and Kat’s relationship evolve slowly throughout the book so that by the time they come together as a couple, it’s obvious to both of them.  The mystery of Kat’s stalker was a good one!  I never guessed what was going down….it kept me guessing until the end.  This book has great balance….heavy on the romance with enough suspense to keep it interesting and that’s how I like it.  And I looooovvveddd seeing Malcolm pull the protective brother routine.   He and Darcy play a large part in this one.  The little family cliffhanger at the end makes me want the next one NOW!

*Review copy provided by publisher

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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

I’m well known to be a genre hopper, who has very few hard limits.My first real romance series was J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and she still rocks my paranormal world, along with Karen Moning’s Fever series and Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series.That being said, you’ll often see me reading erotic romance with a BDSM focus.I’m never afraid of dark and dubious reads a la Joey Hill, Tiffany Reisz and Cari Silverwood.When genre fatigue sets in, a witty historical romance never fails to satisfy me, and Lisa Kleypasand Sarah MacLeanare my auto-buys.My favorite series of all time is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlader saga, and I will fight for Jamie Fraser to the death ;). Much to my fellow romance readers’ surprise, I also cleanse my palate with popular contemporary reads.Romantic suspense.LGBT.Western.If the writing is on, I’ll dig in.

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Sophia Rose

Sounds like a strong story line that I might like. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks Jennifer.


Thanks for the review Jennifer!