So I am a huge fan of the Sin Brothers series by Rebecca Zanetti and naturally I wanted that series to continue forever. When I heard that there would be a spin off series I was a little apprehensive but this book blew my concerns away and I had a great time reading it! I can't wait to hear what other fans are saying either!
About Rebecca Zanetti:
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.
Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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...
Deadly Silence is a can’t miss romantic suspense that gets the blood pumping and I just couldn’t put it down! This spin off of Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series is off to a fantastic start! Though to be honest if I hadn’t been paying attention then I would have passed this one up because the cover is so drastically different from the Sin Brothers series.
So the story is that Ryker and Zara have been having a purely physical affair for a while but now Ryker’s past is coming back to haunt and hunt him down and Zara is in the middle of it all. Ryker and his brothers not only have someone hunting them but their business, an investigative agency has just lost a client to a crazed killer and they’re determined to catch the killer. In the meantime despite Ryker’s determination to keep Zara at arm’s length, he finds himself falling for her and worrying that he won’t be able to keep her safe.
Ryker was used to being in control and at first I thought that was going to be a problem for me because I hate overbearing, bossy heroes. However, even though Ryker was a bit controlling, he had this raw vulnerability to him that made him, in my opinion one of the best heroes Rebecca Zanetti has ever written. Ryker wasn’t always sure of his place in Zara’s life which lead to some humbling moments for the otherwise domineering male. What helped was that Zara had a bit of daring side to her. She found moments where she would challenge Ryker and knock him off balance a bit. I love a heroine who doesn’t just lie back and take whatever over the top BS the hero is spouting in the name of “protecting her.” Because of her personality I found that their chemistry was way better than that of an alpha male and his submissive female. To me Zara had a personality outside of Ryker and their affair and I loved that.
What I noticed about Ryker and Zara’s relationship was that there was a lot of changing and compromising from both sides, though it seemed that Ryker was the one that needed to do most of the changing to his lifestyle and outlook in order to include someone else. I loved that the author didn’t just make it seem easy from one day to another. There were setbacks along with the progress for these two and it made the romance more realistic and believable to me. It was a push and pull relationship for the first half while they worked through things and then they started to learn how to be a team and work together. Ryker just wasn’t willing to lose Zara because he didn’t want to change and consider her feelings. It was gratifying as a reader to see that.
Just like with the original series, Deadly Silence took off like a shot. There was non-stop action and red hot passion from the get go which was essential in getting me addicted to the story. Few things are as disappointing as a slow paced romantic suspense but this book didn’t suffer from a slow pace or boring characters.
Final Verdict: Zanetti is on fire with this series. I admit some apprehension in the beginning simply because I’m such a fan of the original series but if all goes like Deadly Silence then this spin off is going to give the Sin Brothers a run for their money.
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