“You like to play with fire, Alexandra?”
Wicked Ride is book one in Rebecca Zanetti’s new series entitled Realm Enforcers. I am a huge fan of this author and how she manages to pen tales packed full of suspense, intrigue, action, romance, love and passion. This book was no exception and the cherry on top is the fact that you get a paranormal twist thrown into the mix. Demons, shape shifters, vampires and witches. Oh my!
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-nosed Seattle police officer who is all about her job. With a violent, drug-dealing father who is now in prison, Lexi is determined to be the exact opposite of all her father stood for. She is unwavering when it comes to her pursuit to rid the streets from a deadly drug called Apollo. Lexi is willing to do just about anything to discover where the drug is coming from. She is not about to let anything or anyone stand in her way. Especially a sexy Irish biker who looks like trouble.
Kellach Gideon Dunne and his brothers are imports from Ireland. They are a part of a vicious, gun-toting motorcycle club who are all about the anarchy and mayhem. When Kellach lands right in the middle of Lexi’s investigation, there are some definite combustible sparks that fly between the two of them. Even with their innate connection, there is no way Lexi will involve herself with someone who is part of a biker club that is so far removed from existing within law-abiding confines. However, are Kellach and his brothers really who they appear to be? And, what happens when Kellach introduces Lexi to his supernatural world? Can she trust the fact that he may be playing on the same side as her?
I loved how Kellach and Lexi battled it out on the bumpy road to a happy forever. Lexi does not easily trust and she is certainly a head-strong, stubborn and fiercely independent woman. She may be attracted to Kellach but her sense of duty and her obligation as a police officer come first. Kellach was simply a lovable character, just as head-strong and stubborn as Lexi when it came to his antiquated ways. He was a fierce bundle of protectiveness who would stop at nothing to safeguard and defend those he loved. He may have tried to not get involved with Lexi but their sizzling attraction and connection pretty much make him unable to stay emotionally detached. Being with Lexi, particularly in their uncertain and dangerous circumstances, completely tilts Kellach’s world off its axis. Watching Kellach and Lexi discover just how perfectly they fit together was definitely an entertaining ride.
Rebecca Zanetti has once again written an enthralling story with twists and turns that will have you holding your breath and viciously reading, determined to find out what happens next. She also throws a passionate and sexy romance in the mix that will have you clutching your heart. The perfect balance. A must read for fans of suspense-filled paranormal books. I am looking forward to the next book, Wicked Edge.
****An advance reading copy of Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti was generously provided to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.