Dalisay “Dali” Bastiste, a Veteran Navy who was fired from her job got mugged by a flock of pigeons. They stole her grandmother’s necklace, the cops didn’t take her case seriously. On her way out of the precinct she encountered a flying kitten who’d adopted her.
There was danger lurking around the both of them, to keep everyone in her building safe. She decided to ask her neighbors Tirzah and Pete for help and headed to their work place, Protection Inc: Defenders agency. She just never expected her life to get turn upside down.
Merlin Merrick, a former Recon Marine like Pete (DEFENDER CAVE BEAR) and Ethan (TOP GUN TIGER). He was also kidnapped and changed by some wizard-scientists, now he was a Velociraptor. Working with his friends at Defenders Inc. made him happy but and he was trying to keep his other power from coming out as well as trying to stay away from his mate.
He had lots of secrets that he was trying to keep from those close to him. He grew up in a circus surrounded by shifters who were all held in captivity by an international crime organization. Even though he wanted to keep his mate at arm’s length, fate had other plans for him. His former circus family’s pigeons stole her family’s heirloom and she hired him to find it.
He told his teammates about his time at the circus but they didn’t believe him. He wanted them to respect, trust and believe in him. It scared him to think about their reactions when they would find out about his secrets. Dali gound out and she was very intrigued by what she discovered. She wanted him to be able to be himself 100 pct.
Another one of the wizard-scientists, Morgana thought she could do a better job at getting the Dark Knights and the magical creatures than the previous one who’d went against Merlin and his friends and lost. She was so arrogant that she underestimated them. Loved how they had each other’s backs but also how Merlin’s two worlds collided and became one big extended one.
Dali got back her necklace, she fell in love with Merlin and was willing to walk away from him in order to prevent him from choosing betweem her and what made him happy. She didn’t realize that his happiness laid in her happiness.
It’s always a delightful pleasure to see the West coast and the East coast branches of Protection Inc. coming together. Looking forward to more in the future.
DEFENDER RAPTOR is the second book in Zoe Chant’s PROTECTION INC: DEFENDERS series. It was engrossing, fun, adventurous and a must read. Great job by Zoe Chant. Two thumbs up!
****I received a free book from the author, without any obligation to review.***
P. S. Looking forward to Ransom’s story! 😉