Series: Dark Protectors #6.5
Published by Kensington on 15 May 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Caleb Donovan was never meant to be a prophet. At heart he's a conqueror, his appetites far more carnal than spiritual. He's not inclined to repress his passions and surrender to fate. After all, that's what cost him Lily—three centuries ago. She married another, because it was ordained. Now that he's in the same benighted calling—and forced into proximity with her—all the old desires are roaring back to life. . .
After widowhood and centuries of celibacy, Lily is eager to explore the wild side of life, except now she's vulnerable to another forced relationship, with an enemy. But this time she's determined to choose her own path. And if hot, furious Caleb comes charging to the rescue, it might just change both their destinies. . .
Love is about to start conquering. .
*I received a free ARC of Tamed from Kensington Books via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Even if Tamed is book 6.5 in the Dark Protectors series, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. The characters made me want to get to know them a lot better, the whole world is extremely interesting, and I really want to know much more about everything! There are prophets, demons, vampires, shifters and in Tamed the main character is a very strong, female prophet. Lily really intrigued me, and the way she seemed so quiet and ladylike one moment, but was able to fight to the death the next made me love her.
Caleb is another great character in Tamed, and I wonder what he has been doing earlier in his life to be so calculating, and believing in war more than he believes in peace. Apart from being very strong and good-looking, he seems to be the kind of character who will be loyal until the very end – unless he is double-crossed, of course. And the dynamics between the different factions, demons, vampires, shifters and witches appeal to me as well. I love reading stories with different kinds of paranormal creatures, and when there is some magic and politics involved as well, I am usually in story-heaven.
I wish I was on vacation right now, so that after finishing Tamed I could pick up Fated, then Claimed and work my way through the whole series in one go. And I can honestly say that even reading this book that is quite far into the series didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment at all.
The obvious affection between the two men was heartwarming to see. Even the deadly needed connection.
Frankly, the room was darn impressive. The quartz rock prevented even the most powerful of immortals from using powers; thus nobody would have an advantage underground. Even the witches and the king were stymied.
Lily finished her yoga pose in her peaceful suite, finally giving up on breathing evenly. The night with Caleb had been more than a physical awakening; it had been an emotional beginning. A realization that she was more than a prophet, more than duty-bound. She was alive.