Monday, October 3, 2016

Review - Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti @RebeccaZanetti @ForeverRomance

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Date Read: September 17, 2016
Source: NetGalley


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...

Full of twists and turns you won't see coming, DEADLY SILENCE is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.

A Blood Brothers Novel

My Review

I liked this book.  I do have to admit that it took me awhile to really get hooked by the story but once I was I really enjoyed it.  I jumped at the chance to read this book since it is the start of a new series by an author that I have wanted to read for a long time.  The story had a lot of great elements added to the appeal of the book.

I think that the main reason that I had some trouble getting into the story was because I just couldn't totally wrap my head around Ryker's behavior.  I love an alpha male Hero as much as the next girl but he was a bit over the top.  I really couldn't figure out why Zara would want to put up with him.  As the book progressed and Ryker and Zara spent more time together their actions toward each other started to make more sense to me.  In the end, I do think that their relationship worked very well.

Ryker was an great characters.  He has had a difficult past and has dedicated himself to finding the lost along with his two blood brothers.  He has some special abilities which make him very good at what he does.  It has always just been him and his brothers with no other connections.  He has been seeing Zara very casually.  When he sees that she may be in trouble, he becomes very protective and realizes that maybe it wasn't really so casual after all.

Zara has also been through a lot as well.  She has built a life that she is proud of working as a paralegal.  She also tries very hard to help others and has sacrificed a lot to assist an old friend.  She knows that things between her and Ryker have no chance of becoming anything more than physical so she takes what she can get.  When she finds herself in trouble, she accepts Ryker's help but also makes a few brave moves herself.

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  This new series is a spin-off of the Sin Brothers series, which I still need to read.  If you haven't read the earlier series, this is a great starting point since everything is explained very well.  I can't wait to read the next Blood Brothers book!

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
About the Author

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. 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.   Upcoming series are: The Blood Brothers, The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome. Find Rebecca at:

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  1. The cover sure doesn't scream contemporary romance so that's an unexpected surprise. I've wanted to read a book by this author for a while now, too, so a start to a series is a good jumping ground.

  2. Oh yes, her heroes are definitely the big alpha male types. It took me a while to get used to that in her older series. I loved the Sins Brothers so I was tickled to see this spin-off. Definitely can't wait to see what happens.

  3. I seriously need to read something by this author. Everyone loves her books.


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