I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Rebecca Zanetti
Released: April 30, 2019
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Published by Zebra
“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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I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.