Title: Garrett’s Destiny
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #15
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Like most people who have read this series from the beginning, I had been eagerly waiting for Garrett’s story. Garrett has been with us throughout this whole series and we have seen him grow into an independent and dangerous man. He is heir to the throne and will do anything to protect his family, including become a member of the Seven.
A lot happens with the overarching story in this one. It’s been three years since the events in the previous book and Garrett finally finds his mate, but he doesn’t realize it at first. Garrett and Destiny were a solid couple and I enjoyed their story. Dessie was an extremely strong woman who believes she is dying of a brain tumor and is trying to live her life to the fullest. She was a great heroine and I liked that she wasn’t afraid to stand up to Garrett or any of the other men when necessary. Garrett is an alpha male who is extremely protective and determined to protect his family, and destroy Ulric. Garrett’s controlling nature was off putting for me at times. I got really angry at him in one scene because he says it’s Dessie’s decision when they will mate but then turns around and tries to use the mating mark as blackmail to prevent her from having a surgery. It was very frustrating, especially considering I was really expecting to love Garrett.
One of the great things in this book was that it spent a lot of time with Garrett’s family so we got to see a lot of the original couples. It has been a long time since we checked in with some of these couples and it was just great seeing them again. I especially liked the happy news during these troubled times. It also gave us more time with Hope. I am very interested in seeing how her story plays out because she is the Lock. I am a bit tired of the love triangle between Hope/Pax/ Drake that is going on. Also, Hope is being very naive where it comes to Drake and I don’t understand why she trusts him.
For the overarching story, the Kurjan’s are still finding new ways to attack the Realm and members of the Seven. They have gotten very creative at it. We also finally have the event that has been building for the past few books, Ulric’s release. It was a bit surprising it happened in this book because it was very sudden. I will be very interested in seeing how the Seven deal with the situation in the next book. Overall, this was a good addition to the series, even with my complaints with Garrett.
Trigger Warnings: brain tumor; kidnapping; abuse; brainwashing
*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*
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
#13 Rebel’s Karma
#14 Immortal’s Honor