REVIEW: Frostbitten by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted March 9th, 2024 by in Blog, Review, Romantic Suspense / 9 comments

Frostbitten by Rebecca Zanetti is the sixth book in the Deep Ops series. While it can be read as a standalone, I do recommend reading them to gain a better understanding of the Deep Ops team and the secondary characters that make an appearance in this one.

Millie Frost is a Homeland Security agent, who occasionally works with the Deep Ops team. But when she was pulled from the team to work on another case, she ran into an issue named Scott Terentson. Scott, a former Marine turned lawyer, also works with the Deep Ops team at times. While visiting the man his client is divorcing, he runs into Millie, posing undercover as a heating/air conditioning repairwoman. He instantly recognizes her, and then drags her into his case, which causes her problems with her own case. Millie wants nothing to do with him, but when she wakes up in bed with a dead body next to her, she needs a lawyer. The pair find themselves in a race against time to prove Millie’s innocence, save her job, and figure out just who is out to set Millie up.

While I really enjoyed the previous books in the series, this one didn’t work as well for me. In the previous books Millie is described basically as being a tech genius, but readers don’t really get to see that side of her in this book. Scott was a minor character in a previous book, to the point I had forgotten he had helped the team out previously until that situation had been mentioned. Overall, I don’t feel readers get to really know the characters as well as other characters we’ve read about in the series. The chemistry between the pair is also a bit lackluster in this case.

Unlike other books in the series, characters from the previous books aren’t featured a lot in this one. For readers new to the series that won’t make a difference, but for those who have been there from the beginning, it feels off. The team always has each other’s backs, but in this case, it’s just Millie and Scott figuring out things together for the most part. I missed the team comradery; it does make an appearance, but not until late in the book.

I believe that readers who haven’t read the previous books in the series may enjoy it more than I did, as they wouldn’t have the other books to compare it to. That being said, it was still a good read overall; it just isn’t one of my favorites in this series.

Book Info:

Publication: January 2, 2024 | Kensington | Deep Ops #6

Former Marine turned lawyer Scott Terentson devotes himself to getting his clients out of tricky binds. A loner, the last thing he wants is to belong to any team, yet the Deep Ops group considers him one of their own—and he pays the price by getting shot at by their enemies. Now Millie is seeking his help—just as he’s dealing with a brutal fail regarding a recent trial. Both are a headache, yet he’s drawn to Millie in spite of himself. They’re opposites, but maybe the old adage is true . . .


Working together, Millie and Scott soon have more on their hands than they bargained for as the danger escalates—along with the sizzling heat between them. And when a disappearance is thrown into the mix, all bets are off . . .



9 Responses to “REVIEW: Frostbitten by Rebecca Zanetti”

  1. Texas Book Lover

    I love this series so this is upsetting…I’ll still read it, just when it goes on sale.