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(Dark Protectors #6.5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,570 ratings  ·  254 reviews
Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition of ASIN: B00H3M921G. The original cover edition is here.

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, beca
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Published January 31st 2018 by Kensington Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
first read 2014
reread dec 2016
reread 3/13/2021

It was good but I enjoyed the on going plot more than Caleb and Lily's story. Although I did think Caleb and Lily were Hott. Lily at times bored me a little. And what is with all these prophets going bad. I can't wait for Janie's Story. God I love this whole series... one of my favorites I hope Janie's story isn't the last! I wish that this story was longer!
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Tamed by Rebecca Zanetti
Book 6.5 in the Dark Protectors series. Paranormal vampire romance. Best read as part of the series. Second chance troupe
Lily and Caleb are reunited after several hundred years. Both are Prophets that forced their lives to go in different directions. Now they can be together again, but other Prophets don’t have happy news for them. Do they care this time around? Should they take their relationship further or walk away?
Well, they don’t walk away! It’s not a spoiler, it’s
Sophia Triad
“You’re the only woman I’ve ever wanted badly enough to burn.”

Let's take a close look at the world of prophets. Not that they are too many really. There are three Realm prophets left:

1. Lily Sotheby who became a prophet when her husband died. She is lonely for more than 300 years. And she still has feelings for Caleb.

“So. Rumor has it you want to get laid.”

2. Caleb Donovan who became a prophet when Prophet Milner died (yes, there is a pattern here). He hates being a prophet and he is truly

It was ok.

The second chance aspect did not bother me. They dated briefly, she was told to marry another so she did. Her mate died in 2 weeks. He moved on but still loved her. 3 CENTURIES later they get back together. I can deal with that.

Anyway, Lily was just to buttoned up for me. And I did not get Caleb.

I am glad I read it for the plot continuation, but I really have little feeling for the MCs.

5 - "So. Rumor has it you want to get laid." Stars.

Having just finished Tamed, after pretty much reading the entire dark protectors series in the last month I can unequivocally say that this is my number one favourite Series of all time. 2014 has been the year of Rebecca Zanetti for me having discovered her writing, and now I am at that unenviable point where I am waiting for her future releases, as I have literally devoured everything she has ever written in the last couple of months.

My only g
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
3.5 Stars

is a novella in the Dark Protectors series, centering on vampires, but you don’t have to read the other books to enjoy this story.

Lily and Caleb are Prophets, which from what I gather are sort of vampire guides for the supernatural races. Three centuries ago, they were young and in love and would’ve mated had Lily’s father not arranged another marriage for her. Two weeks after marriage Lily’s husband was murdered but being mated, she couldn’t be with anyone else until a virus cha
I really liked Lilly a lot in the previous book Shadowed. We saw just enough of her to tease and then we were given a full viewing in Tamed. I loved every moment of it, I just wanted more. This book opens so many paths to the conclusion of the series. It is preparing the setting for what appears to be the big showdown that centers around Janie, the vampire king’s niece.

Caleb courted Lilly three hundred years ago before her parents forced her into an arranged mating. Now, due to the virus the va
Anna-Marie Buchner
“You’ve underestimated me bitch”

Tamed (Dark Protectors) Rebecca Zanetti

Once I started Tamed I literally could not put it down. I was drawn into the story from the first page. Janie and Hilde were on a mission to get Lily laid. This was a girl’s night out without vampires and guards which Janie also needed desperately. The scene plays out humorously with Hilde letting Lily know how lucky she was to get a second chance at love or even sex for that matter. You see once mated to a vampire it’s for l
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Preparations are underway for peace talks between the supernatural races, and it’s time for Caleb and Lily to finally face up to their destiny. And it's a great ride!

300 years ago, Lily chose duty over love when she agreed to an arranged mating with a prophet of the Realm. It was only a few weeks later when her mate was killed, and his role as prophet was passed on to her. Since that time she has embraced her role and has worked hard to provide guidance, counsel and help to those in need.
Marta Cox
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, a book by Ms Zanetti that's set in her Dark Protectors world ! These stories of vampires, witches and shifters are truly everything you want in a paranormal romance. A world were vampires of the Realm constantly struggle in a war against the Kurjan and try to find a cure for a deadly virus. It's a dangerous world but nothing is worth having if it's not worth fighting for!
Lily has been widowed for more than three hundred years but has always put her duty before personal happiness . She's one
Karen Roma
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As we race toward the possible culmination of this exhilarating series, it is only fitting that the 300-year-old history between our two favourite prophets is finally resolved.

All the stories in this remarkable series, even the novellas, are awe-inspiring and enthralling, and this short but captivating story loses nothing in its brevity.

While Lily Sotheby has continually maintained an air of ladylike reserve and professionalism, I have always believed that more lies beneath her refined and cult
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Caleb and Lily's story:

This was way too short but only because I really liked this couple and would have loved to see more from them. I would not suggest reading this as a standalone. See standard review for overall series below.

Series Review: Fun, fast paced PNR series. Great storyline, characters and suspense. Insta-love, mates for life, possessive Alphas and grotesque evil foes. There are Vampires, Shifters, witches, Demons and more. This is a continued storyline focusing on a different coupl
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

growling, biting, claiming and oh yeah, taming!
Cannot freaking wait for Janie's book
Can't believe it's almost over.
Originally reviewed for Tea and Book

I admit it, I am a Rebecca Zanetti junkie.. She has a new book out.. I am there, ready to read. I first fell hard and fast for her Dark Protectors and am thrilled that while keeping to the main plot of the life and loves of the Kayrs family, she still offers us these wonderful tidbits in novellas. Now I am not usually a fan of novellas as they just aren't long enough BUT.. I do enjoy it when an author manage to tell stories outside the main arc. Especially whe
Debra Johnson
Tamed (Dark Protectors, #6.5) by Rebecca Zanetti
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
3.75 Stars

I feasted on this series!!
The world build, the characters, everything about this series is delicious and addicting.

Caleb & Lily are interesting characters. Their past is intriguing and I liked them both.
They definitely had a lot of steamy adult scenes.

Unfortunately there were areas that tended to lag.
The relationship between them and the details about them needed more intensity and detail.

Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was incredible... Lily and Caleb are perfect! After centuries, they are finally together and Lily is still infected with the virus and can't mate with Caleb but saw vision of her son (he's adorable) I truly cannot wait for the next book as it's Janie's and Zane's. Want MORE! ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
An interesting look at the prophets.

What I enjoyed:
* The girls trying to have a normal night out.
* Caleb and Lily were great together. Wow it sucks they missed out on 300 or so years.
* Glad to see (view spoiler)

What could have been better:
* How can you trust anyone or anything in this world (view spoiler)
* Felt a bit ru
Caleb and Lily get a second chance at happiness together many years after their paths took them in different directions.

Preparations for peace talks between the Kurjans, the vampires and the demons are underway, and Lily and Caleb, along with Giles, the third prophet, are tasked with mediating.

Caleb wants to keep her away from the peace talks in order to protect her from what he believes is just their enemies latest attempt to get their hands on Janie, but Lily is determined to stay and hopeful
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Zanetti's Dark Protector series book 6.5, Tamed is fantastic! I love this series, I read this twice before I sat down and wrote this review. Caleb and Lily finally! In previous books Caleb was designated by Fate to be a Prophet, the only problem is that Caleb is a warrior, the Realm Rebel was kicked out of the realm for choosing his family members marriage to a shifter rather then the arranged demon, but with the war join forces with Dage and the rest of the Kayrs Brothers to fight the K ...more
Ivana Azap Feješ
Lily and Caleb are Prophets, which from what I gather are sort of vampire guides for the supernatural races. Three centuries ago, they were young and in love and would’ve mated had Lily’s father not arranged another marriage for her. It was only a few weeks later when her mate was killed, and his role as prophet was passed on to her. Being mated, she couldn’t be with anyone else until a virus changes all of that and removes the mating bonds freeing her up to be with anyone she desires. Preparati ...more
Kathie (katmom)
HAPPY RELEASE DAY 5/15/2014!!!

This is book 6.5 in the Dark Protector Series by Rebecca Zanetti. Each one of these is building to a huge climax, and I can hardly wait to see the outcome.

While this is a later book in the series, one can quickly be caught up in the world that Ms. Zanetti has built. A world of vampires, demons, humans, kurjans, prophets, and shifters.

Caleb is a warrior who was in the wrong place at the right time and is now a prophet. He kind of thinks that his warrior status outwei
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Amazing series from another author I am just getting to know & appreciate!! She snuck on in there & she's on my auto-buy author list!! WOW!!

I read so much, that sometimes an author gets by me without my notice. I can't say why, because some are so good I am surprised I haven't read their earlier books.

My first experience with this series was this novella. It was actually a great place to start! I was totally interested & it was short, so it was kind of like a fast, finished advertisement instea
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic story

I believe that this series is just getting better and better. I enjoyed reading Caleb's and Lily's story. These two characters are strong and stubborn and their romance is fantastic. This book is a shorter story or it seemed that way to me. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
A great novella

It was great to see Lily and Calab get their own story. Throughout the other books it was obvious that there was a history and a connection between the two of them, so I really enjoyed getting to see their story unfolds in this book.
Loved the plot and the two MCs, but the writing felt rushed with some inconsistencies between scenes and too many repeats.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tamed is a must-read Dark Protectors short that tells the story of prophets Lily Sotheby and Caleb Donovan. As well as a look into the prep for the upcoming peace talks.
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Written For Confessions From Romaholics

“Tamed” lead us one step closer to Janie and Zane’s story and toward the end of this series. I have to confess that I have mix feelings about this. I mean, I’m really excited that I’ll finally be able to find out how the prophecy will end and learn about Janie and Zane (I’ve been waiting for their story since the first dream they shared in the first book), but on the other hand I’m sad because this is such an amazing series and I take great pleasure in rea
Jeannie Zelos
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tamed, Rebecca Zanetti

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I came into the Dark Protectors series late, beginning with Shadowed, which I loved so when I saw Tamed up for review I wanted to read it. I wasn't disappointed. Its quite a short novel but packed with story not with filler, which makes it seem longer. I don't have exact length but I’d guess around 100-120 pages and for me last night when I had a spare hour it was perfect. I hate leaving a book til next day so this one, which I knew I
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Caleb Donovan the Realm Rebel has loved Prophet Lily Sotheby for 300 years. Though being betrothed to another for duty Lily has always kept her feelings for Caleb close. But now as the Virus 27 has removed the mating mark and mating virus she is able to be with whomever she sees fit. When Janie and Hilde take Lily on a Girls Night Out to get Lily laid, one man from the bar feels Lily isn't giving what she is promoting. When things get a little out of hand The King, Dage and none other than Caleb ...more
Eva Millien
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This novella in the Dark Protectors series is a riveting paranormal read that keeps readers on the edge. Caleb Donovan is a soldier, he was never meant to be a prophet even if does put him in close contact with Lily. Lily is eager to explore her wild side, but is vulnerable to a forced mating with an enemy. If Caleb charges to the rescue it just might change both their destinies.

This fast paced plot keeps the reader hovering in anticipation with lots of suspense, action, drama and romance. The a
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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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