Released 16 May 2017
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A deadly secret can’t stay buried forever . . .
Revenge. It’s the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars—even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can’t do this alone.
Private investigator Heath Jones’ job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it’s personal. He knew the Copper Killer’s latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he’s all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath’s identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath’;s every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they’ll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.
4.5 thrilling and romantic stars!
Fast-paced, action-packed mystery/suspense story that is sexy, romantic and lots of fun, and wow, did it get my heart pumping! This series is a spin off to the Sin Brothers books, and is shaping up to be just as intense as the originals, and I’m loving the ride!
Heath Jones is one of a trio of ‘blood brothers’ who were genetically modified by a maniacal scientist for the purposes of creating ‘super soldiers’. Raised in a group home, the boys were ‘studied’ and tormented, but became closer than family and swore their lives to protect each other. They escaped as teenagers and have put their skills to use by creating an investigative agency – finding the lost and searching for the answers to their pasts all while remaining on the run and in hiding from the villainous scientist and her partner, a sheriff crazed with revenge.
Anya is a professor of criminal psychology, but her profession hits too close to home when she finds herself the target of a serial killer. When her FBI agent sister is taken and murdered by the Copper Killer, it sparks her into forcing some action, and she provokes the killer on national television, placing herself as bait to draw him out and dragging Heath into the picture.
By declaring them a couple to the world, Anya forces herself and Heath into a fake relationship, but also puts Heath and his brothers out into the open. And not only that, she makes herself a target for more than just the killer, with bad guys from the brothers’ past also hunting to bring the boys in, and Anya may be their key. It’s all happening, and it’s fantastically woven together as Heath and his brothers work to protect Anya, hunt for the killer and evade their enemies… all the while an amazing romance is unfolding.
“While I might not give you the full story, I’ll never lie to you. so here it is. I want you.”
Her eyebrows rose toward her hairline. Her breath quickened.
“And I think you want me.”
Now her chin lowered. She drew in air and slowly let it out. Her nipples hardened until he could see them beneath her shit. Clearly.
“I thought we should get that truth out of the way and decide what to do about it.”
Heath and Anya’s attraction is evident from the very beginning, and neither of them hide it. They acknowledge it, they talk about it, and when the sexual tension all becomes too much, they act on it. And hot damn! Rebecca Zanetti writes wonderfully steamy romance and the chemistry between Anya and Heath is palpable, and the sexy time is absolutely steamy! And best of all, they are open about what they want, and about what they are capable of, and I loved how functional they are!
“Last night was not fake. You and me, it was real.”
Every day they fall harder and harder for each other, and they both know that it’s happening, but Heath is determined to protect Anya by keeping his secrets, while she is determined to get him to completely open up to her. There are things that they need to sort through and work at, but there’s no stupid behaviour and game playing, and it works really well with the intensity of their situation as danger closes in from all angles.
“I promise I’ll protect you with everything I have and everything I am. No matter what, I’m yours.”
It’s such an exciting ride and I was madly flipping pages with a growing sense of anticipation as I was waiting for something big to happen. The story builds wonderfully to a thrilling climax that is scary, exciting, and full of surprises. The killer makes his move, the boys mobilise, the Grey brothers are on board to help, and Anya proves what a badass she is. And my heart was pounding as it all played out.
Adding to the awesome is the dynamics between the Jones brothers. These boys would do absolutely anything for each other, and that shows over and over again. They tease and joke, which is great fun, and their protectiveness of each other is gorgeous to see. I loved catching up with Ryker and Zara from the first book, and really enjoyed the tie in with the Grey brothers from the Sin Brothers series.
I loved this book. It’s a wonderfully intense romantic suspense, and a great addition to the Blood Brothers series, while adding more depth to the world of the Sin Brothers series. It’s everything that I love about Rebecca Zanetti’s writing – exciting, engaging, intriguing and passionately romantic. I know I’m always in for a great ride when I pick up one of her books, and this one was no exception. And with hints dropped for Denver’s story, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
Fantastic – 4.5 stars.
An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. 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.