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Wicked Burn

(Realm Enforcers #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  2,156 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Includes the brand new Dark Protectors novella, 'Talen'

Simone Brightston knows she can beat the rap her enemies are pinning on her. An Irish witch is nobody's fool, and she didn't get to her position on the Coven Nine high council without serious power. But her cousins want her to hide out—and they somehow convinced her arch nemesis to play getaway driver.

Of all the men sh
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Lyrical Press
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 My Little Bunny Stars

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Some Spoilers

“You’re a bastard.” “Not technically, but I sure as hell acted like one. I’ve explained that. Fate gave me no other choice. Plus, you’ve had a century to forgive me. Time’s up.”-Simone and Nick

I loved this book so much. Wicked Burn was totally epic and I think my brain fangirl short circuited. Between the Cliffhanger ending and the Novella Talen I think I lost it a little. Of Course anything with Talen in it has me losing my shit I love him so damn much!
Sophia Triad
Nikolaj aka 'Nick' & Simone aka Zaychik moy (i.e. little bunny)

What a beautiful mess I'm in!

After so many books FINALLY Simone and Nikolaj...
We got the first glimpse of their story at book Hunted (Dark Protectors, 3) -if I remember correctly.

Nick, as a man of honor, sacrificed his love for Simone more than a century ago. He had prepared everything. The house, the ring, the words. And suddenly fate and destiny happened and Nick broke Simone’s heart. The demon nation needed him.

Nick never stopped
4.5 Possessive, protective, and downright bossy stars

Simone Brightston is a member of the Coven Nine, a badass, bitchy witch, who has made an enemy, one who hates her enough to damn her position and force her into hiding. Her enforcer cousins know she is innocent, and the only way to clear her name is to get the man who broke her to keep her safe while they clear her name.

Nicholai Veis, second in command of the demon nation, has long since buried the man who loves, sacrificing their happiness f
A heart pounding, edge of your seat, nonstop action story full of sizzling romance!
"My heart is yours and always will be… Everything I am or will ever be belongs solely to you."

Simone Brighston has achieved many things in her lifetime as a member of the Coven Nine witch high council, betraying her people will never be one of them. Someone though, has done an incredible job of setting her up and is up for treason charges which could lead to a death sentence if found guilty. Given the sever
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Release Date June 7th, 2016
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars!
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars!
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars!
Imagination ~ 5 Stars!
Action Rating ~ 5 Stars!
Heat Level ~ 3.75 Sensuous Stars!
Ending ~ 4 Stars!
Overall Rating ~ 4.5, My Heart Is Yours and Always Will Be STARS!

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This was a FULL ON Octane read, filled with so much action and imagination, I find myself wondering how in the world did Rebecca Zanetti come up with this stuff? Let see, we have plasma fireball throwing witches, motorcycle riding/mind at
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

He smiled, even while his lids half-lowered. "Caveman? Oh, hell no, baby. This is modern man, modern demon... all aboveboard and truthful. I'm not using subterfuge, and I'm not going vampire-ape on you. I'm calmly, very pointedly, telling you how it's going to be. If there's a threat to you., I'll do whatever it takes to get you to safety."

Well that was one action packed ride!
I basically jumped into the thick of things since I hadn't read the previous books in
Claire Robinson
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 - "You've definitely been worth the wait." Stars!

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Whilst, I really enjoyed the first two books in the Realm Enforcers series, there was just a little of the Zanetti magic missing from them.

Notsomuch for Wicked Burn she put pedal to the metal from the off, and this book was one wild and action packed ride from beginning to end.

Simone Brightston has figured in this series pretty
Julia's Book Haven
Simone and Nick have been separated for 100 years. While Simone moved on and became a extremely successful witch and independent woman, never letting another man get as close to her, Nick spent his time taking over the Demon nation and keeping an eye on Simone. Knowing he would be coming for her as soon as his duty was done.

I really loved this book, I think it might be my favourite in the series so far. The chemistry between Simone and Nick was off the charts and right away you could feel their
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
DIBS!! I call dibs! Demon Nikolai Veis is my newest BBF; he’s all mine, and I won’t share. A hundred years have passed since he gave up the woman he loved for the good of the Realm. Now he is set on keeping the one he gave up safe and letting her know that that she is and always has been his.

The best way I can describe Wicked Burn is: page turning, tingle inducing, action package, binge-reading amazaballs!

Nick is an Alpha to beat all alphas. He will do anything to save his strong-minded, brillia
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd read: loved it so much more now knowing the background of all the characters. This is my favorite of the Realm Series so far. I'd give this 10 Stars if I could! RZ is amazing!

5 Amazing stars! I was completely entertained by this book! I wish I had learned about this series when the first one came out. Wicked Burn was full of action from page one all the way to the end. This story has Witches, Demons, Vampires and shifters. I loved not only the main characters but all the supporting character
Ezinwanyi Chinyere

I truly savored this book. Nick and Simone’s book had it all, suspense, mystery, romance, and all kinds of supernatural creatures. It was definitely the best in the series. I’ve been waiting for Simone Brighton’s reckoning, though I had an inkling she was being set up to take the fall as a bad guy. What I didn’t count on was the redemption of Nikolaj Veis. Between his staunch defense of her integrity, his persistence in regaining her love, Nikolaj showed why he was worthy of Simone. I loved ever
Marta Cox
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
I almost feel that this book should be titled the one that got away because it's about a couple who have been lost to each other for over a hundred years. Yes, fate stepped in and things kind of went the way they should but at a cost . The cost for Nick was worth it though and now he sees the Demon nation finally at peace with an honest and just leader . Ok now that's done it's well beyond time to finally claim the one female that makes his heart sing and his soul feel complete, Simone the witch ...more
Nick and Simone where once lovers and even though the breakup was centuries old the scars run deep. In those centuries, Nick was battling to regain peace and leadership for the Demon Nation, while Simone grew to be a leader among the witches.

Someone has it out for Simone and has framed her well, turning the Council 9 against her. Nikolaj comes to her rescue and is ready to reclaim the her. On the run from the very nation she built, Simone and Nick must weed through the deceit and find the traito
Wonderful addition to this series. I loved both Nick and Simone and have been waiting for their story for a long time. They were just meant to be together. This had lots of surprises, twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. Some great scenes with some of my favorite characters from the Dark Protectors. And oh my, but think there is lots of potential for this author to veer off in a whole other direction is she chooses. I hope she chooses.

Standalone IMO
Dual POV
No apparent triggers
Jun 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I gotta say, I have no idea how my friend Lily made it through Wicked Burn without the benefit of having read the first two in the series. I have read them and I struggled. I usually do a refresher reread before starting a new one for series like this but time was against me so I just dove in. This was a mistake since the book just pretty much jumped from the starting gate and never really gave you a chance to get your bearings on who everyone is, and what was going on, and believe you me there ...more
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-pnr-uf-fantasy
3.5 stars

ARC Review

In a change of pace, this edition of the Realm Enforcers focuses on not a Dunne brother, but on their cousin, Simone. Simone is a member of the Coven Nine, the ruling body for witches. Simone is in serious trouble as she is being set up on corruption and treason charges. She knows that truth is on her side, but their are political elements that are gunning for her conviction.

Nikolaj Vei is a high counselor and best friend to the Demon King. His is known for his strength and
D.B. Reynolds
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the Realm Enforcers books, and I especially loved Simone and Nicholas's story. I'm looking forward to more.
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars
3.5 stars

Wicked Burn was another enjoyable read in the Realm Enforcers series. I loved finally getting the story behind Nick and Simone's relationship. While I knew I would love Nick, I wasn't to sure about Simone since she really was never a likable character. I was really happy to see the true Simone that Nick brought out, I actually could finally understand why her family all loved her. The reason for my 3.5 stars is that although I enjoyed the story and loved all the appearances from charact
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 awesome stars!

OMG, this was a wild ride! I just finished it and my heart is still pounding! Once again Rebecca Zanetti has blown me away with her exciting storylines, kickass action, paranormal awesomeness, and her passionately intense romance. This was a fantastic read, I loved it!

This is the third book in the Realm Enforcers series, and make sure you read the earlier books first otherwise you’re going to be pretty lost. I’d actually recommend reading the Dark Protectors series first to make
This is an action packed paranormal adventure and romance with great characters and a second chance romance that is hot - well what do you expect when the couple are a witch and demon?

It is a century since Nikolaj Veis planned to propose to the love of his life, Simone Brightston. He’s bought them a cottage, he’s got the ring and he’s awaiting her arrival. That’s when fate intervenes and a psychic visits giving him choices, all of which involve letting Simone go in an effort to save her. Now mos
Maria Itliong
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this book because it's the story of Nick and Simone... And also it's related to Dark Proctectors since most of the characters are in part of Realm Enforcers
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well that went about the way I imagined it would! That is to say it was one exciting, fast and furious ride that left me breathless and satisfied. Ever since this pair started simmering in the background of the earlier books, I was chomping at the bit to get their story. So worth it!

This is book three of the Realm Enforcers series which is the welcome spin-off of the Dark Protectors series. This is one that pretty much has to be in order. Sorry, kiddos, no short cuts. Personally, I think the rea
Suzanne (Lily)
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, arc, netgalley
This was my first Rebecca Zanetti book and I found it to be an entertaining, intense story.

Straight up, I’ll admit it was the cover and all the talk surrounding this book that lured me in. Somewhere it suggested this book could be read as a standalone, so I went out on a limb and decided to read it. I have a golden rule regarding reading a series in their intended order…I should have stuck to my rule because there were a few details that made me feel like an outsider looking in!

The story was hea
Jen Davis
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Though I haven’t loved the Realm Enforcers books as much as the Dark Protectors series from which they came, I have to say that this third installment was definitely a bigger hit for me than the first two. That’s probably because –A– this heroine is every bit as badass as the hero and –B– the story feels much more tied into the original series and characters.

Rebecca Zanetti has been sprinkling in little teases about the romance between Simone and Nick for the past couple of books. Now, they’re f
Jun 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr
It seems my reaction to this author is back on its track. I really disliked Wicked Burn as I did with her other PNR series.. It's everything I dislike: a sex filled, plot less, confusing mess.

This is not a book that can be appreciated: it starts in media res and has no ending. Plus the plot, that might have been interesting if there had been a story worth of this name, has been watered down by meaningless sex scenes. They start quite soon, and really they have no place in the story. We have a wo
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a fan of Rebecca Zanetti. She is one of those author's who has never let me down.
This is book 3 in her Realm Enforcers series, a spin off from her Dark Protectors.
This has romance, a lot of paranormal, some mystery, steamy sex, smoking hot men, and strong female characters. IT is action packed, fast paced, and a perfect addition to the already wonderful series. I really, REALLY got a book boy crush going on. This book should come with a Nikolaj Veis shaped vibrator.

I think my husband now
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tpam-br
4+ Stars!

I liked it a lot. Happy reading!
Maria Rose
Rebecca Zanetti writes a variety of contemporary and paranormal romances. The ones I’ve read to date feature classic alpha male heroes and kick-ass heroines, both character types that I enjoy reading about. The Realm Enforcers series is a spinoff of her Dark Protectors series and Wicked Burn marks the third entry. I’ve read the previous two (but not the earlier series) and quite enjoyed them. In fact, the first book in the Realm Enforcers series, Wicked Ride, made my best of 2015 list. The chara ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
THIS is the book I have been waiting for. The passion, the emotions, the action, the twists and turns, the surprises completely blew my mind. This couple and this story were everything I was hoping for and so much more. Their connection is intense and the chemistry between them sizzles. 

Ms. Zanetti has been dropping breadcrumbs about Nick Veis and Simone Brightston from the Dark Protectors series and I was quite disappointed that this series didn't begin with them but then good things come to th

Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I first found out that we would be getting a spin-off for the Dark Protectors series I really hoped that we would start of by getting Simone and Nick’s especially because in Marked it was quite obvious they still had feelings for each other especially from Nick’s end but while that didn’t happen and I was ecstatic to find out that they the third book would be theirs and it was worth the wait.

Simone Brightston is a Coven Nine witch who is getting framed for mining PK, the one thing that coul
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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.

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