Title: Deadly Silence
The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson.
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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
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Forgotten Sins, Marked, Wicked Ride, On the Hunt
Series: Blood Brothers #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Lethal Lies, Twisted Truths
Published by Forever Source: Publisher
Published: October 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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I’m going to start by saying I have not read the Sin Brothers series. I know that sounds random right now and I will get to it in a bit why I started on that note. I discovered author Rebecca Zanetti last year and became an instant fan. I’ve read, devoured really, two of her current series and now I am chomping at the bit to get my hands on the rest of them. When my fellow ninja reviewers and I are offered her new Blood Brother series for review, well let’s just say they all knew better than to try to pry this one out of my hands. Deadly Silence is a great beginning to this new series and I cannot WAIT for the next book!
Ryker is all alpha yet he has this fragile vulnerability to him. He and his brother had a rough childhood growing up that though they escaped from the abuse, still haunts him. Zara makes for a great heroine. Strong, smart and sweet. The story starts out with Zara and Ryker already as a couple. I’m using that term loosely since they have a causal (wink-wink!) relationship. Things begin to change when Zara finds herself in trouble and Ryker’s protective side comes into play. Zara is helping her friend who is in the middle of a messy divorce. Helping her friend is not in her best interest since the attorneys she works for is representing the soon-to-be ex-husband. Because of his past, Ryker has an extremely protective side and when he finds a bruise on Zara’s face, yeah, he’s not happy. When the past catches up to them they find themselves in a life or death struggle with an ending you won’t see coming.
Deadly Silence was amazing! Suspenseful, surprising, and unpredictable, this story exudes what I love about this author. This story and its characters have many secrets and a lot of layers to them. Danger keeps coming at that and it isn’t always easy to tell whom the bad guys are. Now back to why I mentioned the Sin Brothers, the character from that series make an appearance. Who they are and their tie-in to this series, I had no clue about. I’m wondering if the ultimate evil in this series makes her presence in the previous series. Honestly, it doesn’t matter because the two series, though they seemed tied to each other, IMO can be read separately. However, since I now find myself at the end of Deadly Silence and with some free time on my hands waiting for the next book, I WILL be reading up on the Dean Brothers.
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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 Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer 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.
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Heat from his body washed over her, but she lifted her head to meet his gaze. “We don’t have a relationship.”
He smiled then, and the curve of his lips held more determination than amusement. “I’m not letting you run, and I’m certainly not letting you hide, baby. Although neither of us has been in this for the long haul, I’m staying in Wyoming for the moment. The first thing that’s going to happen is I’m going to figure out who dared put a hand on you and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
For the first time, she saw a side of him that gave her true pause. In the long haul, he’d be unbearably possessive. Why did that give her an intriguing sense of safety? “Knock it off,” she snapped in his face. “Get out of my business.”
That quickly, she found her back against the door and her front pinned by hard male. His hands planted on either side of her neck, his thumbs at her jaw, forcing her to look at him. “Something you need to understand and pretty damn quick is that your business is my business right now.” His thumb swept up and over the offensive bruise on her face.
“Step back.” Her voice trembled.
He ignored the very calm order. “No. You don’t want to tell me who did this? Fine. I’ll find out on my own, and I’ll have the name by the time I pick you up for supper. What you don’t want to do is deal with him or his case until I have that name. Kicking him in the balls might’ve just pissed him off more, and now you’ve let a bully stew on it for a while, which might be dangerous for you. Got it?”
“You have no right to interfere,” she whispered.
“Baby, I’ve been fuckin’ you for months. That gives me every right.” Anger glowed dark in his eyes.
“We’re done. Get out.”
His eyes softened. “You shouldn’t make statements you can’t back up.”
She shoved against his ripped abs.
He didn’t move a millimeter.
And then he did.
His head dipped, and his mouth found her neck and wandered up to her ear. His teeth scraped, and then his tongue licked the slight wound.
Of its own volition, her body did a full tremble.
He leaned back. “That.”
Her mind fuzzed.
His mouth slammed down on hers. She knew his kiss—often dreamed about it. Not soft and sweet . . . not even lustful. It was dangerous. From day one, she’d tasted danger on his tongue, and it burned her hotter than she’d ever been.
Never had she dated a bad boy, but after living her desired routine-driven life for years, she’d craved adventure, and he filled that need. He drew out a wildness she hadn’t realized she possessed.
He held her flush against the door, kissing her hard, sending a craving along her nerves that almost hurt. His tongue went to work, his left hand keeping her jaw open for him. His right hand found her hip and dragged her against the obvious bulge in his jeans. By the time he released her, she’d stopped thinking completely.
“What time are you finished today?” he asked, his breath heating her face.
“Fi-five,” she stuttered.
He leaned back and gently put her to the side. “Stay in the office until I come for you at five, Zara.” He ran his thumb across her bottom lip. “Cross me on this, baby, and I ain’t gonna be gentle.” He had already shut the door behind himself before she could take a whole breath.
She blinked several times, her fingers going to her still-tingling mouth. What had just happened?