What an awful book I wanted to throw it into the wall so many times that I lost count But since I read it in my E reader which I worship I couldn t do this Finally I was so frustrated that I just deleted it with satisfying vengeanceIf you wonder what made me so worked up the answer is the treatment of main male character to main heroineI am not some extreme feminist who spit fire when a man tries to help me with the coat or pay for the dinner I am all for strong dominant man in charge But this book was just too over the topFirst of all Talen addresses to Cara only as mate or wife You re not the only one with a temper mate Churned gravel coated his voice Or This discussion is tabled not finished wife Talen said in a deep growlWhat the hell Even dogs have names Maybe Talen just had very bad memory for the names Or maybe he change women so often that it is simpler to address them this way than try to remember everyone s names I never read far enough to figure out what his problem was I read a lot of book with really dominant male and I have never seen such treatment Take for example Barrons from Fever series Who can be dominant than he is But in all books he addresses to Mac as MsLane Or take Adam from Mercy Thompson series He is a pack Alfa which meant he is very dominant Have you ever heard him call up to Mercy as mate As if it not enough to address a woman in such manner Talen also branded Cara You can read about branding mates in others book too but it is often some small and delicate tattoo in imperceptible place And that is exactly what Talen brand from mating is He lifted his right hand palm out A crest an intricate one spread across his calloused skin Thick and black a webbing of arcs together formed a not with what might be an elaborate K in the middle Guess what ind of brand Cara got A marking on her ass She twisted her torso to stare at her right hip Her skin held the full imprint of fingers from a man s hand A large hand She swiveled to see the connected palm on the backside of her hip with the intricate black crest settled in the middle It was the perfect imprint of Talen s hand as he had held herI guess all that missing is a bell on her neck and tags in her ears When Cara found out about marking which is permanent by the way she obviously became angry and in rightful fury called Talen son of a bitch I think he deserved stronger words if you asked me Two hands grasped her arms and hauled her across the seat to perch on his firm lap Apologize wife His voice was low and controlled as were the hands gripping her armsGeez he is a real charmer But let s not through all stones at Talen Yes he behaves like an ass but it is Cara who put up with it and doesn t try to make him treat her differently I m sorry I called you that name she said grudginglyDoesn t this woman have a backbone at all If she wouldn t stand for herself then I guess she deserved such treatmentAnd this nonsense never stopped A four year old girl who called Talen Daddy after a day of nowing him So unrealistic Or when Tallen almost raped Cara because in his mind no means yes I want you but I don t want to look easy but take me anyway We will mate tonight wife His eyes flared hot and golden No She lifted her chin and ignored the skittering in her lower stomach Cara he leaned forward in his chair before this night has ended you will have no doubt you ve been mated No Cara tried to shove force into the words None of that s going to happen Talen An arched eyebrow met her earnest gaze We re married Cara Soon we ll be mated No isn t an option for you She slammed her hands on her hips and wondered if a decent sidekick could take out his nee I don t want to be mated You will How many no does he need to understand that it is not some way of woman flirtation But Cara obviously enjoyed what followed after so maybe Talen is right and I just don t understand somethingThis book was full of such things I can t name them all because there are too many of them And I didn t even read a half of the book If you want to read about world where women is just a vagina with legs then this book is what you need But if you look for beautiful relationship strong affection and respect between characters than you should never touch it Just throw it right away This world is a total rip off of Tessa Dawn s series Blood CurseThe main guy in this book Talen is a vampire who rescues Cara and her daughter in the middle of the night by breaking down her door grabbing her and forcing her into a car all while threatening and bullying her because she may just may think that HE is the bad guy After all he is idnapping her and her child But how dare she uestion his motives She s his mate He will idnap her brand her forcibly mate her separate her from her 4 yr old daughter for weeks tag her with a gps device and order her obedience while threatening to hurt her if she doesn t mind I m sorry who is the bad guyThe amount of times this guy says that he s warning her and that she ll be sorry if she doesn t obey him is outrageous Also she feels extreme fear of his anger This is not the sign of a sexy alpha
"This Is An Abuser There "is an abuser There so many markers for abuse in this book Here s a few aside from those that I already listed which are manyHe isolates her She is forced to abandon her
Home Job And Familyjob and family be with him He then leaves her alone constantly while he goes on missions When he gets home he demands sexHe belittles her and silences her Whenever she voices an opinion that is not his he uses intimidation tactics to shut her up He also disregards everything she says Her voice means nothingHe physically restrains her pushes her around and even uses his powers to incapacitate her He freezes her body at one point and at another point he screams into her head with telepathy so loudly that she literally passes outHe takes away her identity Not only does he take away her life s work as a scientist but he also takes away her identity as a mother by separating her from her child He also refuses to call her by name but instead refers to her as mate Her sole purpose now is to mate him she needs no other nameHe forces her to have sex with him It doesn t matter that her body betrays her She still says no and he disregards that Needless to say I hated this book with the burning rage of a thousand suns It s making me so frustrated Angry I usually LOVE alpha men authors such as Gena Showalter Nalini Singh and Cynthia Eden manage to make them so appealing sexy possessive and protective I fall in love I m both envious and ecstatic for the heroine especially if they prove to be a good match for the hero She gives as good as she gets and the hero learns to respect that if he hasn t already and it strengthens their relationship in a really good heart melting ind of way Talen I don t En plein coeur know what s going wrong with him He has the same ualities as those alpha males I love Maybe the fact that he calls her mate or wife than her actual name Maybe that pisses me off Maybe it also pisses me off how he seems thus far not to pause even ONCE to consider Cara s feelings and wishes He never asks he doesn t even seduce her into it The hand in her hair tightened in warning as he stilled their movements I asked you a uestion Cara He raised his head to pin her with a look that dared her to lose focus again Um She struggled to find his words in her mind Wait Did you say you mark your mates She stopped moving Yes Satisfied he started to again lower his mouth to her neck Wait She struggled for release No Wait Talen No marking Talen easily held her in place as he raised his head to within an inch of hers Oh there will be a marking Cara I m not putting all the blame on Talen because it takes two to tango or in this case make a good romance There were times when I admired Cara s insistence that she was not mated to the vampire that their marriage wasn t permanent I sympathised her for being torn between the need to protect her daughter and the need to get away from that overbearing male Her determination to maintain her independence was what initiallyept me reading despite Talen s douche baggery yes I said douche baggery I m thinking surely if Cara The Bookshop on the Shore keeps to her stuff Talen will realise he s coming on too strong and begin the long and arduous journey of gaining the trust of his eternal mate Character development people Wonderful satisfying character development But no Cara sticks to her guns for as long as it takes for Talen toiss her or simply just touch her Then she is putty in his hands literally Any further protests are weak and continually brushed aside by the aforementioned touches and Dance Real Slow kisses And another thing I HATE freaking HATE books with heroines that are desperate for independence to the point of stupidity Cara I get how the guy is a dick but WHY put yourself in danger Doing stupid shit like that isn t going to make him back off It only proves his point that you cannot protect yourself let alone your daughter She takes off the tracking bracelet EVEN THOUGH shenows there are dangerous The Art of Memoir killer vampire things out to get her She wasidnapped in minutes by Talen once already and then was almost The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life kidnapped again by gangsters working for vampires yeah for God s sake and she thinks she can protect herself Stupid woman Talen is the good guy and he has displayed countless times how much. Marry Me Cara Paulsen does not give up easily A scientist and a single mother she's used to fighting for what she wantseeping a cool head and doing whatever it takes to protect her. .
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Stronger he is than you Not to mention ruthless Now think about it if the GOOD guy is this much of an arrogant stick in the mud what the hell do you think the BAD guy is gonna do Cara is stupid yeah But I m gonna return to Talen because he is the main source of my rage I m also going to do it in dot point to try and prevent myself from droning on Him calling Janie his daughter Her calling him daddy Oh and the Talen straightened to his full height Hell no The most sacred duty I ll ever have is protecting that child The green flecks in those eyes overtook the gold And any others we may have That really pissed me off shocker Janie and Talen have nown each other for basically a couple of hours Sure she dreamed about him She is also four years old so I can fo She stood in the steamy shower with golden eyes on her with one of his warm hands covering her heart and the other covering her core She forgot how to think He was big and dark and most definitely dangerous Defined strength showed in the tight muscles and light smattering of dark hair across his chest as well as in the set of his jaw and focus of his gaze The hard planes of his face flushed over deepened hollows stamping him with a predatory look that lived naturally on himOoooo aaaaay Let s talk about some thingsI went into this book with an open mind I really wanted to enjoy and like this bookWe start off with empath Cara and her little psychic 4 year old daughter Janie Janie runs into Cara s room after having a nightmare and while Cara is comforting her the door busts open and a huge scary dangerous man comes in He s bristling with nives and guns At least six and a half feet of muscle packed male filled the doorwaySo you re saying the book starts off with a home invasionYes that s what I m saying So of course Cara is terrified for her life and trying to shield her little daughter from whoever this guy is The man Talen easily overpowers them both Cara is fighting hard icking and screaming trying to get away trying to PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition knee him in the junkSo page 5 Dark eyes met Cara s and she wavered then shot hernee upward to his groin simultaneously punching her fist toward his face with a fierce gruntThen on page 6 His strength was unbelievable Her own vulnerability beat into her as she realized her nightshirt had risen to reveal pale pink panties The cool night air rushed across her bare legs Dark denim scratched the tender skin of her inner thighs and she opened her mouth to screamOne swift movement and his mouth covered hers Hot firm and somehow restrained The effort of his restraint belted into her He fought to control himself Heat slammed through her A roaring filled her ears and her breath hitched Her heart slowed and time stopped For a brief moment HIS heartbeat echoed throughout her body to a spot below her stomachHe growled low and his mouth moved over hers no longer silencing her but tasting Exploring One thick arm swept around her waist and pulled her into him the other lifted to tangle a hand in her hair He tugged angled her head to the side He went deeper She forgot everythingBOLD is gobsmackedCARMEN is gobsmackedYou Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography kept READING after this shit I can see that you bolded the uestionable sentencesHonestly I should have DNFed right here I mean nothing is of a turn on thanissing the man who just broke into your home dragged your four year old daughter into a car is taking you to God The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, knows where to do Godnows what Sexy right So easy to go from trying to nee a guy in the balls to making out with him Am I right or am I right This is sarcasm for you literally minded peopleBut still I had hopeYou still had HOPEYes Perhaps everything would be fine But alas all my hopes were in vainThe book is filled with terrible almost indecipherable writing Sentences like uiet pressed in on the truck with a dangerous beatAnd we have super silly super cheesy stuff like Cara turned curious eyes their way She had only been apart from Talen for less than an hour and yet butterflies fluttered in her stomach His thick black hair was tied back in a band throwing the hard angles of his face into focus while green flecks danced through his golden eyes Danger or maybe even violence percolated just under his skin The gold warmed to gilt as his gaze swept herPercolated What oO What about Jordan piloted for several hours west until the Colorado mountains came into view The wild lands suited her new husband Both were fierce in their beauty and well able to withstand the dangerous forces around themAnd Cara stared at the intimidating warrior only a few feet from her Arousal warmed through her like a fine wine His long dark hair lay in thick wet tendrils around a face carved in stone His eyes sparked as wild as the land around them his body forged from steel He was every dark fantasy she d ever had she ached in undiscovered placesUndiscovered places What undiscovered places WTF The nife s blade glinted
Silver In The Emergingin the emerging its point dripping red life onto the red earth Blood splattered his clothes and covered his hands Savagery was stamped into every line of his face His fangs glistened sharp and deadly in the dusky lightCara s eyes rolled back into her head and with a small groan she collapsed to the wet leavesoO I was laughing hysterically during these partsIt turns out that Talen is a vampire And this book employs the paranormal romance trope of what I like to call
slave wives Anyone who reads Christine Feehan will be familiar with this concept What it means is thatwives Anyone
Who Reads Christine Feehan Will Be Familiar With This Conceptreads Christine Feehan will be familiar with this concept it means is that claims Cara as his mate As a result she is branded with his mark Yes branded On her ass She is forced to wear a cuff which she can t take off which tracks her location at all times Talen is very bossy and possessive demanding that she obey him at all times and often speaking of taming her punishing her teaching her her place etc etc etc Then things get even worse than thisWhat Worse than this How the fuck could they get worseWell It turns out later that he can read her mind So he can easily invade her mind and read her thoughts whenever he wants to And I thought the part where he hacked her e mail was invasive That was nothing apparently Even worseWorseYes we discover during a sex scene that he can actually force her to become sexually aroused against her will Cara gasped as a warmth slammed into her at the base of her neck before flowing unchecked through her breasts teasing tightening them from within Yet he hadn t moved a muscle The unbearable ache hardened her nipples to diamond sharp points She needed something Needed What was he doing to her HowThis is disgusting Then things get worseEven worse oOYes Then we discover that he can completely control her body and all her movements So he forces her to become very aroused with the power of his mind and then renders her completely immobile Why Because he wants her to beg He flashed his teeth Say please You want me you beg for meI just can t with this shit I will admit to you right now that this just isn t my ink Apparently it wasn t enough for Zanetti that Cara is physically much smaller and weaker than vampire Talen And that she s taken prisoner by him oh I mean ept locked away for her own protection And tagged with a tracker and branded No he also must be able to read her mind control her sexual desire and control her body s movements It s not even as if she s his dog or slave it s as if she s his I can t even think of a term What would you call it Puppet maybe Let s put aside how absolutely disgusting this whole I own you I control you body and mind thing is Am I supposed to admire the sexual skills of a man who can t even be bothered to arouse his woman himself By touching her and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl kissing her He has to rely on insta arousal mind control to do that Really I have no idea what the fun of sex would be with some woman who s basically like your meat puppet What s the point of even having a person in bed with you at all As a female reader this isn t very appealing to me Putting aside the whole she has zero free will thing which obviously makes me vomit but just talking about a man who has to resort to thisind of stuff in order to have sex with someone You re not impressing me It s weak and it shows your total failure as a lover Yeah let s talk about thisHow s the sex CarmenThis guy is shit in bed You d think after living 350 years he d understand one or two things but no He seems to find the concept of foreplay foreign Sex goes like this Some Exile and Pilgrim kissing then he slams balls deep into her No I mean nope No no no Where is the slow exploration of bodies Where is the foreplay Where is all the fun stuff that SHOULD come between I missing you and I m fucking you Zanetti plays it off as if Cara is perfectly satisfied and happy with this but I am saying Heck no They have sex A LOT in this book maybe 12 times and in about 10 of them he just skips foreplay entirely I don t get it Is this supposed to be appealing and sexy to a female reader I don t now about you but I need a little bit lot than thisNot to mention he does the HORRIBLE stuff that I hate like forbidding her to come unless he gives her permission Which makes me want to murder him I don t find this sexy at all No the fierceness of the voice in her ear made her pause I control that too You ll come when I sayI HATE THIS Orgasm denial makes me rabid beyond beliefAnd then he. Daughter Janie But whatever it takes has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous looking stranger with an attitude problem Or Else Sure the mysterious Talen says that Expects her to come on command I HATE THAT SHIT I can t believe men attempt this shit in real life Either they order you to come way too early and you re like Nope Not happening Also I m turned off now Way to go asshole Or they wait until you were going to come anyway and then are like Come for me And you re like I was already coming asshole Also go fuck yourself Any man who tries this shit in bed is just asking for trouble I have zero tolerance for thatSo the sex is horrible Unless you really really are turned on by not only being a slave but a slave who is under complete mind control That could work for some people but not me UghAlso Zanetti s sex descriptions are very strange He lifted her off the counter by her buttocks She ran wet as he easily balanced her against him with one hand her nees clasping the sides of his hipsShe ran wet WTF She moaned as he increased his thrusts and the friction created a wondrous series of electrical explosions deep within her womb she opened her mind her heart as much as she couldElectrical explosions oO In her womb oO WTFLOL How about this one for you men A clamoring took up residence in his balls and he considered a cold showerYou Hannah Montana: The Movie know when a clamoring takes up residence in your balls As it does Carmen dies laughingLet s talk about another problem Talen s insistence on calling Cara mate He doesn t call her by her first name he calls her mate As in wife But this had the unfortunate side effect of rendering everything he said in an Australian accent It s everywhere in the book Everything is going along normally and then Don t distract me mateSuddenly like a tire iron to the face Talen has become an Australian talking to his buddy and I am on the floor in a fit of laughter EVERY TIME You can imagine how it went reading this Ridiculous Zanetti should have thought about her dehumanizing word that I m going to use to replace my woman s actual name choice for a bit longer This was unfortunate and jarringEROTIC BLOODSUCKINGAnyone whonows me and is familiar with my reviews nows I think erotic bloodsucking is disgusting beyond beliefOh and we have another charming disgusting trope that is popular in romance novels called The hero discovers the heroine reading a BDSM erotic or romance book and unilaterally decides that they have to recreate whatever sex scene in the book in bed Despite the heroine s heartfelt and vocal protests This has seriously become a trope It happens ALL THE TIME in romance books nowadays I blame 50 Shades I want to stress to my readers just because a woman is reading a romance or erotica that showcases a certain type of sex DOES NOT MEAN that she wants you to do those specific acts to herwith her Please do not get confused What if a boyfriend caught me reading this book yesterday Well he wouldn t because I am open and out about reading romances and therefore there would be no catching me reading them as if it were some shameful and secret activity ANYWAY Does that mean he could safely assume that I want him to do stuff like brand me completely skip foreplay and tell me when I can or can t orgasm THAT would be a mistake A huge mistake HUGEJust so we re clear not every woman you see reading 50 Shades of Grey wants you to tie her up and whip her Please be respectful ThanksI could continue talking about this book there are other problems here But I won t You re welcomeTl dr Does the idea of being a mindless sex slave brood mare with no free will turn you on Great I ve got a book for you But don t expect any foreplay For me this was everything I hate about paranormal romance Slave wife dominant controlling possessive alpha who is a vampire and sucks your blood in bed Mind control Ick No This book is very anti Carmen I think I ll stick with sweet Sherrilyn Kenyon instead I will NOT be continuing this seriesONE REAL STAR ONE ROMANCE STARShe s doesn t act the least bit like a four year old I d have said 6 or 7 The author is completely misrepresenting the age group here Okay I ve heard both sides of this debate Should an author give hisher own book a rating On one handduh Of course we like our books So why put stars down But on the other hand if we don t like our book who will I didn t put any stars on one book and a reader emailed me asking what was wrong with that book She was really nice but I started to wonderwhat should we do Goodreads is a place for everyone s opinionand us authors have opinions too Shouldn t ours be counted as well as everyone elses Or would it be better for only people not associated with the book to give ratings But who isn t associated I have friends who are authors who like my writing so what about them Are they biased My basic answer here is that I have no clue whether or not I should give my books a As for FATED I liked the alphaness of the hero and
had doesn t love being treated like a bloody idiot withWho doesn t love being treated like a bloody idiot with attention span of fleas Because this book here is the dream book of those with heavy memory problems Is there a treaty with another race Don t worry the author will tell you all about it like this is the first time you re seeing the word treaty every five damn pages Sometimes even in the next pageYou ll be regarded like the senseless wittle female you are The hero will go through the dinner with a bullet wound and the moment heroine takes a look at it it ll start healing bam But the sexy bite mark will endure for a couple of days It doesn t make sense you say Hush and leave that stuff to sensible males Because a female s calling is love I id you not That s what hero says And I belive him because he is tall and dark and sexyAnd that s how we parted ways with this book around 31% markDon t get me wrong my problems with this book was not about the sexism Or not just about it Mostly I am like the black mark upon the feminist movement And I don t look for an awesome story in my smut So naturally I was determined to overlook the flipping the bird at coherence and a nice plot line stuff in the book and eep going till the end but if the smutty parts are zero sexy and very annoying in a smut book it s like reading in circles So long Felicia 5 Fuck I love Talen StarsFirst read December 14 2014 reread Nov 20th 2016Rereread 112018 to get ready for the new book in the series Vampire s Faith I m in fangirl heaven that Rebecca Zanetti has decided to write DP books Some SpoilersOMG I loved this book so hard Fated the 1st book in the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti was amazing It stole my heart I fell madly in love with Talen his brothers Dage Jase and Conn Cara her sister Em Jordan Katie and little Janie It doesn t matter how many times I read this book I love it and each time I don t now what magic this book has over me but me and this boo REREADING March 2320 I need a refresher before moving on with the seriesI finished my reread finally Lol I must say that currently I am reading super slow as there is way too much distraction going on in the world right now I was determined to finish though so I can now move onto the second instalment in this series It s been many years of me wanting to make the time for this series and now I have that Anyway I still enjoyed this book very much and am eager to continue onI thoroughly enjoyed the first book to a new series for me to enjoy This book has all of the ualities that I like in a paranormal romance It has the hot sexy possessive alpha hero a heroine who is honorable has had a hard life but risen above it and become strong and independant It also has lots of action hot sex and last but not least vampires and shape shiftersThis series promises to be an extremely good series and I look forward to reading onward Talen CaraI was searching for a new PNR series which could eep me occupied for a couple of weeks and satisfy my unuenchable thirst for paranormal love The series did not have to have a complicated plot An almost repetitive story from one book to the other to massage gently my brain Nothing too much honestly I wanted something easy to read with maybe a few vampires and a few shifters in the euation I wouldn t mind fae or elves Some technology maybe Experiments to unwilling victims would be okay as wellThere had to be a treacherous enemy of course in the plot who wanted to destroy world peace and rule them all And the main characters had to be mated and satisfied in end while some other characters would wait for their turn to be matedI need to hear the phrase You are mine a lot in my PNR booksOh and the available books have to be at least 6 7 and there must be some books comingSo I consider myself deeply satisfied with the Dark Protectors seriesHonestly I was a bit skeptical in the beginning of the book I like my men determined but Talen was an over the top macho man who gave no explanation for his actions And maybe Cara was a bit of a doormat And maybe Cara s daughter called Talen father and Talen s brothers uncles a bit too soon which was creepyBut then the shifters appeared and this was a nice surprise I thought that the series had only vampires The plot slowly became interesting and there were a few surprises here and there 3 stars Liked the storyline for the most part found Talen and his brothers interesting though I still had some definite issues with the hero view spoiler See comments below re Talen s alpha hole behaviour hide spoiler. E's there to protect Cara and Janie He also says that he's a three hundred year old vampire Of course the way he touches her Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice. ,