~Book Review~ “Blaze Erupting” by Rebecca Zanetti

My Review:

The Scorpius Virus is devastating the world and The Brigade is the last line of defense in the United States against this deadly disease. With a small team of the best of the best, their job is to work to maintain national safety while the Center for Disease Control works to find a cure. With millions sick and dying, it’s the perfect time for terrorists to make their move, and intel has heard chatter that terrorists have a nuclear power plant in their sites.

Computer guru Eleanor Smithers needs a nuclear power expert to help fight with the Brigade. Her attention immediately turns to college crush Hugh Johnson. Hugh enjoys his simple life, but when Ellie shows up at his door asking him to help save the US from a terrorist attack on nuclear power plant he really can’t say no to the gorgeous woman he hasn’t seen for ten years. It will be up to Ellie, Hugh and the rest of the team to neutralize the terrorist threat while avoiding contacting the deadly virus.

Blaze Erupting was my first Rebecca Zanetti book and I am completely hooked! First, this is a terrifying concept because I feel something like a “super” disease really could happen. The author made it feel very real as people all over the world feared contracting this virus because even if you survive, it makes you crazy. The idea of a small super group of experts doing everything they can to neutralize threats against the country was written in such a realistic way that it makes you wonder if there is in fact an agency like this somewhere.

Ellie is crazy intelligent and loyal. Even when the rest of the team isn’t sure they can trust Hugh, she throws all her support towards him, her loyalty never wavering. Hugh never saw himself as a hero, but when millions of lives depend on his expertise, he goes all in to neutralize the threat. As a couple, these two are blazing hot! Both having crushed on each other in college but never acting upon it, neither can contain their feelings now that the end of the world just may be happening.

Blaze Erupting is packed with pulse pounding adventure from start to finish. It’s fast moving with some hot and steamy scenes as well as some fantastic dialogue not only between Hugh and Ellie but among the rest of the Brigade team members as well.

5 Stars for this novella. I guarantee I will be picking up the other books in the Scorpius Syndrome series!



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From New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca Zanetti, comes a new Scorpius Syndrome/A Brigade Novella

Hugh Johnson is nobody’s hero, and the idea of being in the limelight makes him want to growl. He takes care of his brothers, does his job, and enjoys a mellow evening hanging with his hound dog and watching the sports channel. So when sweet and sexy Ellie Smithers from his college chemistry class asks him to save millions of people from a nuclear meltdown, he doggedly steps forward while telling himself that the world hasn’t changed and he can go back to his relaxing life. One look at Ellie and excitement doesn’t seem so bad.

Eleanor Smithers knows that the Scorpius bacteria has and will change life as we know it, but that’s a concern for another day. She’s been hand-picked as the computer guru for The Brigade, which is the USA’s first line of defense against all things Scorpius, including homegrown terrorists who’ve just been waiting for a chance to strike. Their target is a nuclear power plant in the east, and the only person who can help her is Hugh, the sexy, laconic, dangerous man she had a crush on so long ago.



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Hugh Johnson knew within a second of entering his bungalow that somebody else was inside. First, his hound dog didn’t bother to meet him at the door. Second, a vaguely familiar scent of wild bluebells wafted in the air.

He tossed his keys near the bowl sitting on an entryway table his mama had insisted he own and kept walking down the hallway, striding into his comfortable living room with its floor-to-ceiling windows that showcased trees and a bubbling brook outside. There he stopped cold. “Ellie,” he murmured, his normally relaxed body going on full alert as he took in the small woman lounging on his worn couch with the dog’s head in her lap.

She smiled pretty pink lips, her blue eyes sparkling behind wire-rimmed glasses as she stroked the dog’s head. “Your door was unlocked.”

Heisenberg groaned happily beneath her palm, keeping his eyes closed in pure bliss.

Hugh had the oddest desire to change places with the dog. “Not much crime out here in eastern Kentucky,” he murmured, studying the woman he hadn’t seen in…what? Ten years? “You’re all grown up, Eleanor.”

“I should hope so.” Even though she was wearing a black pencil skirt and fancy silk shirt, she’d kicked her shoes off and had her legs, her long and bare legs, on the hunting and fishing magazines scattered across his coffee table. She’d shoved a tattered and well-read Steve Berry thriller to the side.

Her ankles were crossed, and her toenails were painted with purple sparkles. Her blonde hair reached her shoulders in the wild mass he remembered. “You’re looking…good,” she murmured, a slight pink filling her cheeks.

He’d always liked how easily she blushed. Then he glanced down at his ripped jeans and threadbare Metallica T-shirt. “I’m on vacation.”

“It’s over,” she said softly, her gaze sobering.





About Rebecca Zanetti:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.




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