Simon Cowell used to tell singers he loved on “American Idol” that they could “sing the phone book” to him and he’d be happy. I feel the same way about Rebecca Zanetti—she could regale me with a trip to the grocery store and I’m sure it would be spectacular.
Zanetti's books span the gamut of subgenres in romance, vacillating primarily between paranormal and (my favorite) romantic suspense. With Fallen, she brings us back to the Deep Ops world for another installment of awesomeness. By now, two and a half books into the series, we’ve seen Raider Tanaka a couple of times. He’s a good guy, really, but he’s got a dark, sexy, implacable core that calls out to his teammate Brigid Banaghan. They’re both part of the secret deep operations unit HDD, and while they’re total opposites in most things, neither are there because the division was their ultimate goal. Raider slept with the wife of his former supervisor and Brigid’s a world-class hacker avoiding jail time. Now they’re working together, posing as a real-life betrothed couple to get an “in“ with the Irish mob that Brigid's father used to run with.
All the hallmarks of a Zanetti book (which cause a Pavlovian response in me any time I see her books on the shelves) are present: richly developed characters, robust plots, exciting suspense and hot, sexy times. She is, quite simply, one of my favorite authors and the world is all the better for having her in it.