Amazon • Narrator: Karen White
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A fight he must win . . .Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth-even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss. A passion she can't resist . . .Jory will do anything to reunite with and save his brothers-even kidnap the gorgeous woman who's working to deactivate the deadly chip in their spines. But the forces determined to destroy his family won't let them go so easily. Keeping Piper alive is more than he bargained for-and so is his burning desire for her. But with every second bringing him closer to certain death, can he afford to lose himself in her hot and willing embrace?
“Have hope…I’d rather have you!”
This is somewhere between a four and a five star book. It was action-packed from chapter 1. Not a dull moment and it was everything I had been waiting for. What a way to close out a series, with a bang. I didn’t think Rebecca Zanetti could pull off a second awesome series finale in such a short time. Marked was such a fitting ending to the Dark Protectors and Zanetti turns around a few months later to hit another home room with Jory’s book.
Jory is the youngest Dean brother (gray brothers) and he was imprisoned by the Commander. We knew the older Dean brothers would try to rescue him and we knew they all had chips implanted in them. In the facility where Jory was imprisoned, Piper worked diligently to get the code to the chips. She believed Jory to be a Russian spy but they needed to get information from him to save American lives. Jory knew is path for freedom would involve Piper so he knew he would have to gain her as an ally. This story was how the battle for the Deans’ freedom was won.
This series cements Rebecca Zanetti as one of my favorite authors. Her stories deliver action, great characters and always a family connection that leads you to root for the main characters. Jory was just as fierce, loyal, strong and brave as his brothers. Piper was feisty, smart and perceptive. She was a really likable heroine. These two fit together and their attraction was awesome. They are my second favorite couple, after Shane & Josey. I loved how the conflict was resolved and I was impressed with the narrator. The voices worked and I think fans of the series will be pleased.
the one thing that would make this ending even better is if we learn that this really ISN’T the end. If the author will give us a spin-off, that would just be the icing on this cake!
*Special thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley for the e-arc, which was given in exchange for an honest review.