Taken by Rebecca Zanetti

April 29th, 2019 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

29th Apr
Taken by Rebecca Zanetti
by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #1.5
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Hunter Holt might be the most stubborn ex-soldier ever born, but when he’s called on to help find a lost foster kid, he jumps into action. Even if it means working with the woman who broke his heart five years ago—the woman who still haunts his dreams . . .

Faye Smith has spent five long years trying to get her life back on track. She knows she should’ve turned toward Hunter and not away from him. But they both had too many demons to destroy. Maybe now they’ll get another chance—and save someone else’s life too . . .

But first they’ll have to stop arguing long enough to trust the Deep Ops team. Hunter was a lost boy himself once. In fact, he ran away from the exact same man, their monster of a father. Now he and Faye will have to unite to find the brother he never knew—and maybe each other . . .

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I really enjoyed Hidden, book one in the Deep Ops series featuring an off the grid misfit crew of FBI Agents and their pets, so picking up the novella Taken was an easy decision.

Zanetti introduces us to Raider’s foster siblings and has us hunting down a kidnapping serial killer. Suspense, humor and a second chance romance await you.

I was lost for a moment when I met Hunter Holt and Fays Smith, but as soon as Raider and their foster mother became involved I got the connection. Holt, Faye and Raider all spent time in the same Foster home and their momma needs their help. Apparently Holt has a half-brother who is in a heap of trouble.

Raider brings Wolfe with him and gads the man just makes me laugh. I fell in love with Angus Force and his crew of misfits so any page time with them was welcome.

While this is a novella, Zanetti gave us a full story from a second chance romance between Faye and Holt, to a kidnapping serial killer who crossed state lines. We even got to spend time with our high-heel wearing, beer loving pooch!

The romance was sweet, and low on drama. The two have grown and clearly there were reasons it didn’t work the first time. We see closure on the case, and get our HEA.

I enjoyed Taken, but I cannot wait for more of the Deep Ops unit. The next book, Fallen will be a full-length featuring Brigid and Raider. If you haven’t started the series it’s the perfect series to back in your beach tote!

With a mix of suspense, humor and romance Taken offered a nice side trip story with Raider and his family.

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18 Responses to “Taken by Rebecca Zanetti”

  1. Carla Johnson-Hicks

    Hmmm, this sounds like an interesting series. When I first looked at the info about the book I thought it was book #15, but now see it is 1.5. I might go back and check it out. It sounds like something I would enjoy. Nice review Kim.

  2. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    We meet again Kim…
    I am picking up where I left off last time! I am sorry it takes me a bit to come back. Poor Sophie is waiting for me too. She is next! =0

    This one is already on my list! I love the review.


  3. Shari

    I got lost too when I started this story. I actually went back to Hidden to read the names and had to go on faith until a character showed up I knew. Awesome review!

  4. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    It takes a truly talented author to give us a full story in a novella. I love Rebecca Zanetti! I enjoy a sweet romance with low drama, humor and suspense! I’m glad that they get their HEA! Great Review Kim!

  5. Melliane

    It’s an author I keep hearing about but I know I need to try one of her books! Like really need to!

  6. Tracy Terry

    I can imagine these being great characters but even more than that I’m intrigued by your mention of a high-heel wearing, beer loving pooch!

    Tracy Terry recently posted: FOILED.