Taken (Deep Ops #1.5) by Rebecca Zanetti #bookreview #suspense #romance

Title: Taken

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Publisher: Zebra

Publication Date: April 30, 2019

Page Count: 103

My rating: 3 stars

About the book:

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 . . .


Taken by Rebecca Zanetti is a companion novella in the romantic suspense Deep Ops series. This novella takes place between the first and second  full length books of the series. The main characters do change in this novella so it could also be read as a standalone if choosing to do so.

Hunter Holt and Faye Smith do share a past together but it’s been five long years with no contact between the  two of them. However, when word comes in about a missing teen Hunter and Faye find themselves forced together by the circumstances. Hunter also learns that the boy may also be a  brother to him  that he didn’t know he had.

Taken really has all the components of a great fast paced Rebecca Zanetti romantic suspense read with likable characters, an action packed plot and good, solid writing. I did however wish it had been longer so I would be able to  get to know  the characters better and get more intensity out of the action but as with most novellas I couldn’t help but want more, still good for a quick read though.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day–or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

 Please visit Rebecca at: http://www.rebeccazanetti.com/
 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebeccaZanetti.Books/
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebeccaZanetti

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