Title: Deadly Silence
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Release Date: Oct. 4, 2016
Buy Link: Amazon
My Rating: 4 Bleeding ♥'s
*Many thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and Netgally for this ARC for review.
DON'T LOOK BACK
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...
If you're a fan of the brothers in Zanetti's Sin Brothers series, you're in for a treat with this spin-off series, Blood Brothers. The first book in this cross over series, Deadly Silence, features a trio of brothers joined not by birth, but by blood. Ryker, Heath, and Denver left a tortured childhood behind after escaping from an abusive boy's home several years ago. Unfortunately, the demons that stalk their nightmares are still out there . . . searching for them with evil intent. Each brother has unique abilities and a gift for finding lost people, so they open the Lost Bastard's Investigation Agency even as they try to keep a low profile and cover their tracks. When this story opens, they are searching for a serial killer.
Ryker and Zara met (and quickly became friends with steamy benefits) when the law firm where she works as a paralegal hired the brothers on a case. Let me say that the sex is frequent and H.O.T. Both Ryker & Zara have secrets and serious trust issues and have agreed to a No Strings policy. But, it seems, one of them is rocking the boat by looking to change that policy. Look in the dictionary under Alpha Male and I'm certain you'll see the name "Ryker Jones". He is one gorgeous, possessive, dominant alpha male (both in and out of the bedroom!) and will die to protect those he considers his. One of the ways he does that is to remain unattached. Zara is smart, loving, loyal, and independent. She steps up to the plate when Ryker challenges her, and the results are highly entertaining. There are many awesome moments between this couple, however, just when you think they might have a chance at happiness, their world explodes around them.
Deadly Silence has a lot going on with villains lurking around every corner, creating chaos as the guys always seem to be in one fight or another. At times, I felt like it was overkill and that the story might have been "more" with "less". Having said that, the many subplots make for an intense, action packed story that literally explodes on the pages. As I mentioned earlier, fans of the Sins Brothers will be delighted to see characters (both good & evil) cross over into this story - linking the series and adding to the suspense. Murder + Mystery + Hot Alpha Males = Another Must Read by this author!
My Rating: 4 Bleeding ♥'s . . . And that's the truth!
Cross My Heart . . . xxx