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A betrayal he couldn't forget . . . For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.A love she couldn't deny . . . The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own--secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .(90,000 words)
I LOVE Rebecca Zanetti’s writing. I love her MCs but this is first time I recall her writing such a weak heroine. I really liked this story and the plot, but not as much as the prior books because Audrey was a nincompoop. Nate and the Dean brothers were awesome as usually but I don’t know how Nate could have fallen in love with such a naive ninny. Sure Audrey was book smart but she lacked the street smarts to survive around her mother and the Commander. I see the only reason she remained alive was that the Commander was planning on breeding her. That’s the real reason they didn’t get rid of her.
Her consistent behavior of placing full trust and faith in all the wrong people, or actually everyone she came in contact with made her so pathetic to me. Maybe Nate’s protective instinct is what lead him to fall for this sheep as she lived among a pack of wolves. Whatever the reason, Nate gave her his heart and thus Audrey gained the loyalty of the Dean Brothers.
The Commander and Madison are such a weird duo. Their experiments is the way they express their love and appreciation for each other. They are fully committed and they won’t stop until they bring the Dean Brothers to hell. We have irrefutable proof that Jory is alive so I look forward to see how they will seek to capture Matt, Nate and Shane using Jory.
**Thank you to Netgalley for the review copy