Review: Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

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Review: Lethal Lies (Blood Brothers #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

With twists and turns that will take your breath away, LETHAL LIES is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.

Title: Lethal Lies
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Forgotten Sins, Marked, Wicked Ride, On the Hunt
Series: Blood Brothers #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Deadly Silence, Twisted Truths
Published by Forever
Source: Author
Published: May 16, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 417
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It’s been a while since I read the first book in the series and I have almost forgotten what was going on. Almost. Bastard Brothers, Sheriff Cobb and Dr. Madison, yup it’s all coming back to me. Time to lose myself in Lethal Lies.

The title. It’s just perfect because lethal is what happens. There’s a serial killer who is obsessing over Anya. When she asks for help from her sister, she readily agrees and ends up being his next victim. Now she wants revenge and the only way she’ll is to use herself as bait…that and to claim Heath is her fiancé. Heath wants to put the killer away especially since he knew the last victim. Even though he’s not too happy about what Anya’s done, he goes along with the plan. Now they have to race against the clock to catch the killer before he kills again, and before Sheriff Cobb and Dr. Madison find him and his brother again.

Anya and Heath. Sigh. Anya is very intelligent and yet has a few dumb moments. Like setting herself up as bait for a serial killer. SMH. Heath equally is smart but allows himself to be controlled by the past. Smart and not too bright decisions make these two perfect for each other. Things heat up fast between them although Heath keeps thinking himself unworthy because of the past him and his brothers are running from. I had my moments of wanting to shake both of them. Him – stop trying to be so darn protective all the time and give yourself a chance to love. Her – you just lost your sister and you jump straight into revenge-mode. Slow down just a little and mourn.

Besides what I feel are personality quirks, I enjoyed the book. There are lots of surprises along the way that build the story up in ways you can’t begin to anticipate. On the run from Sheriff Cobb and Dr. Madison while trying to catch a killer. Hmmm… I should have seen how these two could intertwine. Everything just keeps building, they mysteries get more intense and then…say what! He’s the killer! No way! I had my money on someone else the whole time. It’s great how the author had me looking somewhere else, never guessing and even when it came out the killer was, looking back, I still wouldn’t have figured it out

If you haven’t read the previous book you really should because Lethal Lies is two stories in one. The second is a carryover from the first book that involves Sheriff Cobb and Dr. Madison and why Ryder, Heath, and Denver are all on the run from them. The main focus here is the Copper Killer that is after Anya. Let me say it now, yes, they do get him and no way will you figure out who it is. Well, at least I didn’t. There’s a lot of action in this story. Running, hiding, sexing. It all goes very fast and the intensity is high. While it wasn’t as great as the first book, it still made for a good read.

 

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“4 1/2 stars! Top pick! This is a true thriller that will keep readers frantically flipping the pages as death and danger come at the protagonists from several directions.  Zanetti’s brilliance at storytelling is on full display…When it comes to high-octane thrillers, they don’t get better than Zanetti!” —RT Book Reviews on LETHAL LIES

 

“Zanetti’s stories are always woven with vivid detail and a breakneck pace. As a reader, there’s really no time to draw a peaceful breath until the story ends. Lethal Lies is another winner.” –Heroes & Heartbreakers on LETHAL LIES

 

“Zanetti balances the adventure and menace of Zara and Ryker’s lives with a relatable romance. The result is a story that’s sexy and emotional, and filled with a rich look at love in all its forms.” —The Washington Post on DEADLY SILENCE

 

“Budget your time, readers, because this is one that’s hard to put down.” — Heroes & Heartbreakers on DEADLY SILENCE

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Zebra RomanceAbout 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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EXCERPT

She swallowed and met his gaze. “All right. Let me get this straight. We’re going undercover to flush out a killer who’s obsessed with me, and you’re offering to play at being my man for real with no strings or future?” She hoisted the bag onto her shoulder. “That’s some ego. Are you that good in bed?”
“Yes.” And that was definite interest in her eyes.
She clicked her tongue. “I’ll keep your offer in mind.”
“You do that.” He maintained a low and calm voice. “While you’re considering, let’s look at the situation. You have publicly made me your fiancé in order to draw out a killer, which means I have to act as such. Any halfway intelligent law enforcement officer or private investigator would keep his redheaded fiancée very close after the stunt you just pulled. If you’re not with me, the killer is going to be very suspicious.”
She stilled, expressions crossing her face rapidly. “That’s a good point,” she said slowly.
Yeah. Sometimes reality helped him out a little. Plus, the killer had a hard-on for her, and he must already have plans to take her at some point. She’d just upped the timeline. “In addition, you need protection around the clock now, and I’m willing to provide that. So while you’re keeping my offer in mind, we’ll be staying in the same hotel room or same apartment.” He made sure he had her full attention. “While we plan the wedding, of course.”
Her challenging smile thrilled something inside him. “That’s fair.”
He stepped back to give her some space. “Good. Are you ready?”
“Yes.” She looked around the room. “I do have to ask. What if I didn’t agree with you about your keeping secrets from me? Considering people shoot at you, and I’m going to be at your side, it seems fair that you tell me who these people are.” She cocked her head to the side and focused back on him.
“I have more immediate concerns than being fair,” he said smoothly. “You brought me into this mess.”
A frown drew down her eyebrows. “Listen. I want an answer about you.”
“I just gave you one.” At her mulish expression, he searched for better words that wouldn’t end in an argument.
Suddenly, the door blew wide open and bounced loudly off the table. “Anya!” he yelled, jumping for her.

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