Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: Driven – Rebecca Zanetti (Deep Ops #4)

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Unswerving: Angus Force is determined to hunt down the serial killer he’d once shot dead—or so he thought. But an anonymous source reports that Lassiter is alive. Force hasn’t slept since, knowing it’s only a matter of time before “the Surgeon” strikes again. And soon, a body is found, bearing Lassiter’s same maniacal MO. It’s just the beginning of a murderous trail blazing through DC and Virginia, right to Force’s backyard . . .

Unstoppable: Nari Zhang is the shrink for the ragtag Deep Ops Unit, though she isn’t Force’s shrink—which is a very good thing. Because once they’re thrown together on the case, their attraction is explosive and irresistible. They’ll just have to fight that much harder to keep the heat between them from flaming out of control. But things are about to become far more challenging, and deadly, than they could have imagined . . .

Unhinged: Once the killer catches a glimpse of Nari, she becomes his new obsession. She is now the focus point—for both Force and Lassiter—in a dangerous dance for survival . . .


Okay, first things first: Rebecca Zanetti is amazing at writing romantic suspense that is packed full of action and sexual tension. You get all of that (and more) in this fourth installment of the Deep Ops series!

I don’t want to give too much away since this story and its delightful characters have been building on the sidelines since the first book in the series! The hero, Angus Force, is strong but tortured – and for good reason. His backstory really draws you in and makes you feel for him. He’s had a bit of a tragic past and its definitely impacted his present day a lot.

The heroine, Nari Zhang, was a bit of a surprise to me in this book. It was really great getting to understand her more through her own backstory, and watch her and Angus’ relationship develop further. It was also fun to see these characters interact again with characters from the previous books. It might not seem like a big thing, but as a reader, I ALWAYS enjoy revisiting favourite characters from previous books in the series.

The story itself was exactly as you’d expect from Rebecca Zanetti: entertaining! Zanetti writes stories that perfectly blend romance, mystery, intrigue, and action that keeps readers (like myself) hooked. The only thing I would mention is that, although, the stories in this series are about different couples, I would highly recommend reading them in order. I didn’t read them in order and got a little lost every now and then, but that could also be a me thing! Things do get explained though but from my personal experience, I’d suggest reading in order. Other than that, I loved everything else about this book and am always happy to hear about any new books Zanetti is writing!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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