Hunted (Dark Protectors, #3) by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors #3
Also in this series: Marked (Dark Protectors, #7), Fated (Dark Protectors, #1), Claimed (Dark Protectors, #2), Consumed (Dark Protectors, #4), Provoked (Dark Protectors, #5), Marked (Dark Protectors, #7), Shadowed (Dark Protectors, #6), Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8), Demon's Mercy (Dark Protectors, #9), Alpha's Promise, Hero's Haven, Guardian's Grace, Rebel's Karma, Immortal's Honor
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Ready Or Not Moira Dunne is a witch--the quantum physics kind. Time and space are her playthings. Which might explain why her one-night stand from a hundred years ago has turned up to "claim" her--and request her family's assistance with the war he's brewing. But the more she learns about Connlan Kayrs, the more she comes to think this is normal behavior for him. . . There's Nowhere To Hide When Conn and Moira tumbled on the moonlit grass, Conn hadn't meant to mark her as his mate for all time. She was only twenty! But it wasn't easy to wait for her. It was even harder to forget her. So when he finally returns for his wicked-hot witch, he's ready to let the sparks flying. Even if he burns up in flames. . . "Paranormal at its best!" --Cynthia Eden Praise for the Novels of Rebecca Zanetti "Hot and fast from beginning to end." --Kate Douglas on "Fated"
The third book has been the best book in the series by far. Conn and Moira were an even match in strength and will. Not that Cara and Emma didn’t have strength or will because they did. They just didn’t understand the world that they were getting into. Moira knew exactly where she belonged and it wasn’t with Connlann Kayrs. He accidentally mated her when she was something like 17 years old. Honestly, the details escape me at the moment. Moira is the seventh sister of a seventh sister so she has a powerful destiny. Being mated to a Kayrs isn’t part of it. Her coven convinces Conn that she is too young to be taken away from them at such a young age and gets him to agree to give her a century to “grow up”. Pretty nice of him, no?
A century has come and gone and Conn is ready for his mate to come home. When he goes to Ireland to retrieve her, he finds a much different person than he left. For one thing, Moira is all woman. There is no sign of the young, innocent girl that she was when he left. She’s not only a powerful witch, she’s also an Enforcer for the Coven Nine. The Coven Nine is made up of the nine most powerful witches in existence. Among other things, they make sure that magic is not being used and abused. The Enforces, well, they enforce that law. They are also bodyguards to the Coven Nine witches. Moira knows everyone expects her to become a member sooner rather than later. Something she’s honestly not interested in.
“You need to go home, Connlan.”
“Or I’ll destroy you.”
When Moira learns that one of her own has betrayed them, she turns to her mate for help. Although she has tried to forget him over the last century, there is no forgetting Conn. In the deepest part of herself, she wonders if something is wrong with her. Why didn’t he come get her when the century she was promised had passed? She doesn’t know that Conn was only trying to give her time and it was the hardest thing he ever had to do in his three hundred years of living.
The biggest hurtle in this book is that the Coven Nine wants to break away from the Realm. Conn’s brother Dage is King of the Realm. See the problem? Through it all, Conn vowed to remain loyal to his mate. He wouldn’t betray her nor would he make her choose between him and her coven.
Make no mistake, you and I remain solid even if the rest of the world blows up. We start at that point, then move outward.
Hunted really moved the series forward. Still, Conn and Moira are the real reason I adored this book.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.