Sweet Revenge (Sins Brothers #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

5 stars!!

The magic Zanetti creates when she puts pen to paper results in my kinda romance. The basis of the Sins Brothers series is one that captivates the reader; it’s fresh, unique and I absolutely love it! If you haven’t read book one - stop now and read it before diving into this one.

Book two finds Matt Dean bleeding in an alley. He’s on a mission to find answers and a source to their survival and this is a hiccup in his plans.  Six weeks - it’s what they have left before their death. Landing in a little town called Charmed, Matt has three possible suspects for a doctor on the run from the same government agencies that wants him dead.

Laney wasn’t what I expected as a love interest, but it works. They have palpable connection. It’s fun to watch develop, even though it happens fast. A tad of “insta-love” going on here. Though it’s not bad. I think everything Matt does is surprising to him and finding love definitely is. He learns that Love changes everything.

“For one moment, in one woman, he found home.”

What happens in this book is a bit of a reverse from the last; we get the romance first, and it’s a slow build into the action. When the action hits, however, it’s nonstop! It’s pure Zanetti adrenaline on the page! Also, I was truly surprised when one of the mysteries was solved. I didn’t see that one coming.

Nate and his wicked banter had me grinning ear to ear -and the prologue!? Book three can’t come soon enough.
K and T agree!!  5 glowing stars!!
First of all, if you haven't read book one of this series then you need to start there because these are not stand alones.
The second installment in this series did not disappoint! It did start off slowly and at first I was thinking... where is the action?? The first part of the book focuses mostly on the hot and steamy love affair that quickly develops between Matt and Laney. But, just be patient... there is a reason the love affair comes first! When the action finally started I was completely taken by surprise... and, I was glued to the story until the end.
This is one of those series where it isn't wise to say too much about the content because it would give away spoilers but I will say that I am completely captivated by these engineered soldiers and their story.
They were created by scientists, raised in camps and trained to be the ultimate killing machines. Kindness and compassion is not something they were ever allowed. I love how these guys develop a sense of loyalty to their brothers, how they are drawn to sweetness and kindness. They begin to value these emotions more than the cause for which they were created so they escape in the hopes of finding true freedom. As I said in my review of Forgotten Sins... love and loyalty cannot be engineered. And, when these emotions develop it changes everything for these Alpha males. My favorite part of this series is watching them succumb to the need to protect and be loved by these women who are not only soft, sweet and full of compassion BUT also know how to handle these alphas. There is something very satisfying about a little woman who can bring a man down to his knees with the power of love. I love it...
They are also being hunted by the commander who trained them and are running out of time... the chips that were implanted into their spines are a ticking time bomb. I am on the edge of my seat... I want them to have a happy ending.
This is an ongoing story and we do get a small sneak peak of book three... which I shouldn't have read because now I have to wait for the rest of the story. But, our Nate is about to go on a rebound and that story is gonna' be good!
This is a great series for someone who is looking for Romantic suspense and you have a love for "Protective" alpha males... these guys definitely represent the ultimate male specimen!
This is only the second book that I have read by this author and she is rising in the ranks of my list of favorites. I will be putting more of Zanetti in my to read pile.

*ARC's Given via Forever (Grand Central Publishing)/Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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?

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