Review - Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Narrated by Karen White
Series: Sin Brothers #1
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Date Read: May 7, 2020
Length:  11 hours and 48 minutes
Source: Library
His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?
My Review

I enjoyed this book.  I have had a copy of this book for a long time but for one reason or another I never picked it up.  I have been such a mood reader lately and when I saw this book while browsing the audiobooks on my library's website, this felt like the perfect time to get started with this series.  I found this to be a very easy story to slip into and I found myself hooked right away.  I am so glad that I finally decided to give this book a try.

The book opens with Josie arriving at the hospital, after being called about her husband, Shane.  This is a husband that she hasn't seen for two years and a husband that has lost his memory and doesn't know what is going on.  I couldn't wait to find out what caused Shane to leave her two years ago and what was really going on now that put him in the situation to lose his memory.

I liked Shane and Josie a lot and I really wanted to see them work things out and stay together this time around.  Shane had lost his memories but the chemistry between the pair was still present from the very start.  He also kept his instincts and seemed to surprise himself with some of the things that he knew and was able to do.  Josie still had feelings for Shane but she was guarded and tried to remain practical.  She wasn't helpless and didn't hesitate to stand up for herself.

The story was pretty exciting.  There was a lot of action and quite a few scenes where the characters were in some danger.  I did enjoy learning more about Shane and his brothers and watching them work together to get things done.  Josie, Shane, Matt, and Nate all really stepped up when they needed to and I even enjoyed the role that the local detective played in the story.  I thought that the story's romance and action were really well balanced.

Karen White did a fabulous job with the narration of this story.  I believe that this was my first experience with this narrator but I will definitely be looking for more of her work in the future.  I thought that she did a great job with all of the character voices and she added a lot of excitement and emotion into her reading.  I believe that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to fans of romantic suspense.  I really enjoyed the story from beginning to end and thought that the characters were very well done.  I cannot wait to read more of this exciting series very soon.

The Series
Book #1 - Forgotten Sins
Book #2 - Sweet Revenge
Book #3 - Blind Faith
Book #4 - Total Surrender
About the Author

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 Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Deadly Silence, Romantic Times Reviewers' 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.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook


  1. A good narrator can make all the difference in the world. I don't think I've ever encountered Karen White before but it sounds like she did an awesome job with this one. Glad this was such a great start to the series!

  2. It's an author I need to try but I saw that a French publisher are releasing her books. I'm behind!

  3. I have seen her books around a lot, but I have read her work. This series sounds like one I would enjoy.

  4. ah this is probably the most riveting synopsis yet!

  5. It is funny how sometimes we'll have a book on our shelf for a while and end up listening to the audio instead. I've definitely been a mood reader lately. On the plus side, I've been reading a much bigger variety than I normally do.

  6. i've see her around and think i've read a book or two. her name sticks in my mind and i think i would enjoy the series
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. I loved this series on audio. I got it from the library. It connects to her newer trilogy with Twisted Truths, Legal Lies. I can't remember all the names. Anyway, you've never listened to Karen White!?!?! She has narrated a bunch of Jill Shalvis, Brenda Novak, an Erin Nicholas series I LOVED!, Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant. I love her. She's a really nice person, also.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. Ha! Yes, I might have books that have been languishing and it takes the audio to get me kickstarted. Love this series! The next brother is my fav. :)

  9. I do not think I have tried White yet, but one day

  10. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) It didn't work for me at all. Different strokes, different folks. :D

  11. I have a bunch of her books I have yet to read. I really like the sound of this one and am glad you enjoyed it!

  12. I loved this one! I was hooked from the beginning and wanted to know what happened with Shane leaving! Glad you enjoyed it, too, Carole! :)

  13. Zanetti is an author I really want to read and I love finding a book that's been on my TBR for ages in audio. It feels a bit like cheating but without the guilt! I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

  14. I've read some of her other books and really enjoy her characters.

  15. I love when you are in the mood for a randomly old TBR read and then you pick it up and are enjoying it so much ^.^ It sounds like this couple work well together and have a great dynamic. And I always love a healthy dose of action!


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