Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lesley's Review of Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti

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?

Lesley's Review

“We don’t live in the real world, in picket-fence places. We live the way we live-fast, hard and bloody. Life is fast, and death is faster.”

I’ve said it a thousand times. Rebecca Zanetti is the master of hooking you and dragging you into her well-crafted mysteries. Sweet Revenge is number 2 in the Sins Brothers series. At the end of book one we were treated to a sneak peak of the next brother’s story to come. While she always ends each book, the bigger picture is always continuing. Big Tease. Oh my. I was dying to get to Matt’s story.

Matt is the oldest of the Grey brothers. He feels he carries the soul responsibility of protecting his brothers on his shoulders. It’s a role he took early on in life. Sacrificing whatever to keep them all alive. Matt is a man on a mission 24/7, 365 days of the year. Coming down to the last few weeks of do or die, He is out on a mission to find the one person who may be able to keep him and his brothers alive. A Doctor.  But the big mystery is who exactly she is. The brothers have narrowed it down to one tiny town in Idaho. Should be pretty simple right?

Things are way more complicated than Matt had ever expected. (I just have to laugh at that. Poor Matt doesn’t know what hit him.)  On his way to this charming little town he runs into problems. He’s injured and caught in an alley by an unsuspecting bar owner, Laney Jacobs. Laney comes to the rescue but shortly he rescuing Laney from passing out at the sight of blood. Well, there’s person ruled out for being the doctor. But one thing Matt didn’t take into account, his heart. He tries to fight the feelings until he realizes Laney life is in danger. So many people to protect, such little time. He’s questioning his code of mission first.

“He’d lived with fear, he’d lived with pain, but failure was just too much.”

Laney is a kind and caring young woman.Taking care of the town’s people and running her business, she mostly sticks to herself. Laney has secrets.  Secrets don’t stay hidden for long. Laney is always ready to run. This time is different. She has someone stalking her and her savior is being accused of murder. She questions Matt to a point. She doesn’t believe he could murder innocent woman. Until she notices something that sends the chill straight to her heart.  Running may no longer be an option.  Laney is confused and scared. She’ll have to face her past to save the future.

“Love was supposed to be romantic and sweet. Not so painful her lungs hurt to breathe.”

I positively adore Laney and Matt. These two characters are perfect for each other. Both have great big hearts and would do anything for their loved ones or just people in general. Independent in their own right yet, when they come together they make the perfect team.When their two worlds collide, we see them fight with all they have to bring them one step closer to ending the mystery they both live in.  The action leading up to the end had me gritting my teeth. I didn’t know how they were going to get out of the situation. Yikes.Intense. But the brothers always stick together. They fight with everything they have to save their family. New ones included.

“Never Alone.”

 This book was well written and the adventure was suspenseful and hot. Questions are answered but as usual more questions arise in the end and we are on to the next brother with more mysteries to solve. Gah! I thought waiting for this one was hard. Ha! Wait until you read the sneak peak. Nate is throwing caution to the wind. The adventure continues.I rate Sweet Revenge 4.5 stars. Fantastic Series.

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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