WICKED RIDE combines paranormal romance with lots of action with a slight backdrop of a biker culture setting that is balanced so that it doesn't feel like an everything but the kitchen sink read. There is a lot happening in this one but it's a smooth ride that incorporates characters that you want more of with an added bonus of humor.
I really enjoyed Kell. He knew and struggled with the fact that the woman he wants is independent and is fully invested in doing her job. Even when Lex made a few questionable moves in the beginning because she didn't completely understand what she was up against Kell didn't just run roughshod over her but he did intervene. Lex isn't a pushover and can hold her own in most situations. Lex did have a bit of a hard time once she figured out who and what Kell is, what being with him would mean, and how it would impact every part of her life. The back and forth between Lex and Kell was really enjoyable.
This being book one in a new series worked well since not only did Zanetti give her readers a full on and satisfying story, the secondary characters introduced are going to be fun to follow as the series continues. There's plenty of paranormal elements that I am sure will get expanded as well so I am looking forward to reading what comes next.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.
Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…