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 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 she's known, Nikolaj Veis is the hardest to intimidate. With his demon-dark eyes and his inscrutable beauty, he's as desirable as he is dangerous. And he knows better than to underestimate Simone. So when he pulls up on a roaring bike and tells her to climb on or fight it out, she grabs a handful of jacket and holds on tight. Running from the law may not be the smartest plan. But when it comes to Nick, hot pursuit and a blazing fast ride are exactly what Simone's looking for . . .
Simone has toughened up since being dumped by Nick and her methods might be considered questionable by her peers. What she isn't though is a traitor and someone has set her up and the evidence against her seems pretty damning. Yet there's no way the trumped up charges of supplying a deadly drug will stand up in court, or will they? Simone is in trouble but guess who insists on helping? Nick tore her life apart once and there's no way Simone will allow that to happen again but that hard headed demon seems to have plans of his own!
Wicked Burn and indeed this whole series is part of the Dark Protectors universe and boy is it exciting. Ms Zanetti has excelled here with so much going on and of course many of my favourite characters appearing. I've no wish to give too much away obviously but Nick and Simone are so perfect together. Nick is used to taking charge and strategizing but Simone is always cool and confident in her abilities, she "gives good face" as the song goes! The heat between this couple is palpable but it's the pace of this book that blew me away. Never a dull moment as the action gets ramped up with revelations and unexpected twists. Plus, the door is firmly open for more books as this journey is not yet at an end.
If you haven't read the Dark Protectors series that started this, you are clearly missing out. Yes, this offshoot does work but it's the expansion of that world that is just so good. Which brings me nicely to the novella included here as it takes us right back to the very first book with the mighty Talen and Cara and trust me if you are a fan, you won't want to miss it!
Action, romance, intrigue, and holy hotness Batman this series just keeps getting better all the time, miss it and you miss out!
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.