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Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…
I was really excited when I found out that the Dark Protector universe would continue and Janie Kayrs fulfilled her destiny. Wicked Ride didn’t disappoint. Rebecca Zanetti just writes such entertaining characters that I wasn’t surprised that I connected with the main characters and enjoyed their journey to their HEA.
Kellach Dunne, Realm Enforcer and cousin to Breanne & Moira (Kayrs mates), is the featured hero in the book. He was sent to Seattle by the Coven Nine Witches to find out who is creating and distributing a drug called Apollo. The drug was caused delusions of being a “god” and caused the abuser’s organs to burn. The drug Apollo’s main ingredient was Planekite, a mineral that was deadly to witches.
In the human sector, Seattle vice cop Alexandra “Lex” Monzelle was investigating the drug suppliers as well. Lex was on a persona crusade to eliminate this booming drug trade and her investigation put her on a collision course with Kellach.
When these two finally collided, the chemistry was undeniable. Lex was a self-sufficient woman and didn’t like how vulnerable Kellach made her feel. Kellach wanted a woman who would let him lead and found it quite difficult to tame Lex. Could these two meet in the middle? Who is engineering and sponsoring this drug endeavor and what is their end game?
This one wasn’t exactly like the Dark Protectors and I liked the fact that the witches were front and center. We still got a visit from the King of the Realm with an update of the royal family. We even got two young vampires helping on this case. I enjoyed this story as much as I enjoyed the first installment of the Dark Protectors. There was romance, hot loving, a good mystery and lots of action. The characters were likable and we got a good set up for the next book. If you enjoy Rebecca Zanetti’s other work, then you are in for a treat because this one was definitely a great beginning to this new spin-off series.
**Review copy from (Kensington Books) Via Netgalley