Deadly Silence (Blood Brother #1) by Rebecca Zanetti @ForeverRomance @Netgalley

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Blood Brothers #1
Rebecca Zanetti
Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
October 4, 2016
audibook; e-arc
400

 

DON'T LOOK BACK

Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...


Rebecca Zanetti did it again. This was all that and more.

If you want excellent Writing, you’ve got it! If you want action, you’ve got it. If you want sexy love, you’ve got it. If you want a suspenseful mystery, you’ve got it.

Ryker Jones and his brothers, Heath and Denver run an investigative agency called The Lost Bastards and they were hired to flush out a serial killer who was targeting red heads. They are running from a very dangerous past and so they don’t even use their real names. While on assignment, Ryker meets the paralegal Zara Remington and sparks flew, Ryker and Zara begin a no-strings attached but monogamous relationship. When Zara becomes a target, Ryker has to re-evaluate what she means to him. With the elusive serial killer still hunting women, can Ryker protect Zara without being fully honest about who he is?

I just loved this book. I loved the plot/writing and awesome narration by Karen White. Zanetti always gives fascinating characters. Here, the heroine Zara was another compelling one. She was bravery, smart and had a big heart. I love strong heroines and she was more than a match for Ryker. I think she definitely inherited all of that from her grandmother. Ryker Jones was a typical Zanetti hero. Alpha male, who is a protector and fiercely loyal to his loved ones. He is possessive, strong, intelligent, mysterious and just so sexy.

There was a lot going on in this book. There is a serial killer. There are three brothers who are hiding from a past and that past is catching up with them. Zara works for a law firm that represents unsavory people and thanks to a new case, Zara has gotten in the middle of some unpleasant people. Then throw in Ryker’s situation where Ryker and his two brothers were being blackmailed and there just bad guys all around. Yet it is obvious all these single threads had a connection, it just a matter of connecting the dots.

I know many people say you don’t have to read Sin Brothers, but I strongly urge you to read that series first. After all, you’d have to know Dr. Madison and the Commander and the Grey Brothers to truly appreciate the tie-in with this series. Greg and his subplot also would make more sense with the background from that series.
This book was such an exhilarating ride and I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters, the story and I am ecstatic for where this series is going. I can’t wait for book 2 and the introduction of more “brothers”.

*Special Thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley

About Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince. The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.

This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time. While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending. And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.

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