Narrator: Karen White
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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