Friday, July 17

Review: Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti

Title: Wicked Ride
By: Rebecca Zanetti
My Copy:
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 3.5

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 fell in love with Zanetti’s writing during the Sin Brother’s series.  This woman can write the sexiest men that can out alpha all men and Kell is just that type of man.  Zanetti also mystifies me with her ability to merge paranormal and romance into the same book and make it seem real. Like witches, vampires, and werewolves actually exist and I am just to blind to recognize them.

And that is what this book is about.  Kell, an Irish witch, has become a member in a motorcycle gang to seek out who is distributing a deadly drug.  Lexi is an undercover cop, trying to find out what new drug has hit her streets and why it gives off a super-human power before it kills you.  After their first encounter, where Kell follows a strung out man stalking Lexi, it occurs to Lexi that Kell isn’t exactly who he says he is and while that annoys her to the fullest, it also intrigues her.

I will say that I didn’t find myself as drawn into this story as I have with Zanetti’s other books.  I did like Kell’s character, his brothers, his sister, and in general the fact that there are supernatural beings around us, and the whole plot but I did not like Lexi.  While she was fiercely independent, I found that she could never make up her mind.  One moment she was all over Kell and her relationship with him and the next moment she was cuffing him and reading him his Miranda rights.  I didn’t understand the extreme hot and cold with her. 

I am looking forward to continuing this series.  I think (and hope) that Lexi’s sister will be a main character in the future and I really enjoyed her bit in this book.

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