Review: Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti

Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti
Narrated by Karen White
Series: Sin Brothers #2
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing) / Hachette Audio
Publication Date: December 3, 2013 / May 24, 2014 (audio)
Date Read: May 16, 2020
Length:  384 pages / 11 hours and 48 minutes
Source: Publisher / Library
The One Man She Can't Have

Matt Dean was born to fight…and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho…and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can't Resist

Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past—the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection, and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything—and everyone—he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?
My Review

This was really good!  I have had a copy of this book to read for years but failed to actually start reading it until now.  After reading the first book in the series recently, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.  I do feel like this series is best when read in order since some of the events from the first book come into play in this installment.  Once I started reading this one, I hard a hard time putting it down and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Matt and Laney are the focus of this book.  Matt is the oldest of his brothers and always tries to take care of everything.  He needs to find the doctor that has the ability to save him and his brothers and he has it narrowed down to the small town of Charmed, Idaho.  He gets a job working at the local bar owned by Laney and the pair have an instant connection.  Before long, things in town get a lot more complicated than they ever imagined.

Matt and Laney were both great characters and I thought that they were great together.  I thought that the chemistry between them was amazing.  They did have a few communication issues at the start of the story but they eventually learned to work together very well.  They were both incredibly capable people that were protective of the people that they cared about.  It was really easy to cheer this pair on.

This story was really exciting.  Matt's mission to find the doctor that could save them was interesting enough but there was some additional crime occurring in the small town that really added to the excitement.  There were some revelations in the story that completely surprised me and a ton of action worked into the story.  It was really easy to be hooked by this story.

Karen White continues to do an amazing job with the narration of this series.  I really like the quality of her voice and thought that she did a wonderful job with all of the character voices.  I thought that she was able to bring a lot of emotion to the story.  I had such a good time listening to this story and believe that her narration added to my enjoyment.

I would recommend this book to others.  I put off reading this series for a number of years and am so glad that I finally have made it a priority.  This book was filled with wonderful characters, intense action, and some incredibly romantic moments.  I cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.
The Series
Book #1 - Forgotten Sins - My Review
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. I really need to try this author. Like really!

  2. I tried one by Zanetti a couple years ago and ended up DNFing it. But I was also in a horrible reading slump at the time. I really need to give her another try. And I like the sound of this series!

  3. This sounds like a series that I would enjoy. Thank you for introducing it to me. Great review!

  4. Matt was my favorite of the Sins Brothers. Glad you liked his story. Nate and Jory's stories are exciting, too.

  5. I loved this series and binged through it all from the library. I'm so glad you are getting to read it now, all together. Excellent review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  6. I love her books. This sounds like a good one.

  7. Whereas I hated the first one, I liked this one. I gave it 3.5 stars on GR. I disliked all the inaccuracies around the Marines and the copy I read had a lot of proofreading errors but I liked Matt and Laney and the story. I still haven't read books three and four. Hmm, maybe the library has them in digital.

  8. I do like this author and have always enjoyed her books. Great review!

  9. expiry dates on a person? do they just expire or have to be manually done? That alone sounds suspicious

  10. I want to know how this expiration date thing works, but dudes without shirts are so hard for me to take seriously. Great review!

  11. I LOVED this book so much and this whole series was amazing.

  12. I really enjoyed this installment as well. I think the first book will always be my favorite of the series, though.


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