Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #12.5
Dr. Mariana Lopez has finally decided to stop running from her stalker. But she also has to deal with her attraction to the handsome Raine Maxwell, who is keeping secrets. How will she deal with finding out he is a vampire?
This was a pretty good Dark protectors novella. I usually enjoy these 1001 Dark Night’s novellas because while they are in the same world as the rest of the series they usually have a separate storyline. Also they usually follow a family which I always enjoy. Raine Maxwell comes from an interesting vampire family who is dealing with a genetic curse. I find this quite fascinating because the vampires are supposed to be immune to things like this. It will be interesting to see if Zanetti continues with these brothers and their curse.
Mariana was a smart woman who instantly knows something more is going on with Raine. I liked her but she did have a few moments that were very rash and stupid. Raine and Mariana’s relationship was a fated mate/instant love one. Their relationship was a rather quick one but it was still enjoyable.
Overall, a good novella for the series. I do wonder if she will continue writing about the Maxwell siblings or if this will be the only glimpse into this unique family.
Trigger Warning: Mariana is being stalked and has fled to another state because of it.
Previous books and reviews for the series:
#8 Vampire’s Faith
#9 Demon’s Mercy
#10 Alpha’s Promise
#11 Hero’s Haven
#12 Guardian’s Grace