Wow, this book was SOOOOO good. I loved everything about it. Griffin should write terrorists themed books ALL THE TIME. I couldn't put this one down.Wow, this book was SOOOOO good. I loved everything about it. Griffin should write terrorists themed books ALL THE TIME. I couldn't put this one down.
I love Dimon's writing. This series is starting off with a bang, and I can't wait to read more. Loving the suspense, the romance, and the dynamic betwI love Dimon's writing. This series is starting off with a bang, and I can't wait to read more. Loving the suspense, the romance, and the dynamic between the Alliance guys. It was fun and sexy and a great read.
I can't get enough of Nick and Sam. I love them so much, they are the best couple in romantic suspense/mystery. I loved the overall plot and I am agaiI can't get enough of Nick and Sam. I love them so much, they are the best couple in romantic suspense/mystery. I loved the overall plot and I am again anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
This series is soooo good!! It always keeps me on the edge of my seat, and I am always so anxious to read more, MORE, MOOOOOREEE!!! Like always, KayeThis series is soooo good!! It always keeps me on the edge of my seat, and I am always so anxious to read more, MORE, MOOOOOREEE!!! Like always, Kaye does a great job of progressing the overall plot while still leaving many questions open for the next book. I can't wait for the next one! B+
I have such a love-hate relationship with this series. The books either blow me away, or leaving MUCH to be desired. While I wasn't as upset with thisI have such a love-hate relationship with this series. The books either blow me away, or leaving MUCH to be desired. While I wasn't as upset with this book as I was with the last, the book felt boring and like it dragged on. The hard hitting suspense and action that was common in the early books was non-existent here. I needed more, all the way around. C-
MinnChica: When I cracked open the first in the Sin Brothers series, I knew that Zanetti has something special. Each book keeps getting better and better, answering questions while opening up even more. From the moment I got this book I couldn’t help but to open it up and start reading, first page to last! I loved Nate, loved Audrey. Love where the series is going, and am so so so excited for Jory’s book!!!
E: As this series has progressed not only have I been captivated by Zanetti’s writing, I have also been extremely pleased that a fellow pusher is enjoying an author I love. I have enjoyed everything about this premise from the genetic manipulation, the emotional bonds, the levels of secrecy and conspiracy, the strong women, and determination to never give up. Like MinnChica I have found that while each installment answers some questions and appears to bring things closer to a conclusion new twists and turns are unfolded. This was a second chance at love and wow was it an emotional hitter. I loved seeing how Audrey was just as strong as Nate despite her slightly more convention upbringing. I also enjoyed seeing a few more conspiracies and a new, perhaps, side of the ultimate bad-guy.
MinnChica: The romance in this book blew me away. I knew that Nate and Audrey had unfinished business when it came to their romance, but the level of feelings and angst and drama between these two was way more than I expected. I loved the fact that although they had a lot of drama between them, they also didn’t try to deny (too hard) that they still had some major feelings for one another. Nate and Audrey both were able to admit to themselves that the connection between them was real and tangible, and needed to be dealt with. I loved that about them both.
E: The romance was tender, sweet, painful, and raw all at once. From the flashbacks of their initial meeting, to their mutual sense of protectiveness, to even their drive for vengeance I thought Nate and Audrey were perfectly matched. Neither of them knew what it meant to give up even if it meant losing the other person’s feelings. I loved how both Audrey and Nate had plots against the Commander yet they were willing to use him to succeed. I also really liked how the brothers insisted on supporting each other. It spoke again to their deep bond and showed they had an immense capacity to care despite everything done to make them into unfeeling machines.
MinnChica: I love that the relationship between the brothers continues to progress with each book. I thought it was great the way they all supported each other, even when they didn’t want the others to meddle. I also liked that they had enough faith in one another to let one another handle each situation as they saw fit. It showcased just how much love and faith they had for each other, and their bond as brothers is one of my favorite aspects of this series as a while.
E: YES! I also liked how the heroines of previous installments maintained their sense of independence and strength. They were also prepared to go to battle to save their brother and his love. I think one of my favorite parts was when Audrey was alone with Matthew, the oldest of the Dean brothers and he made it clear exactly how he considered her part of the family regardless of the uncertainty of her relationship with Nate. My heart totally melted because it said so much about the family bond.
MinnChica: All in all, I thought the third book in the Sin Brothers series was so well done. I love the way this series keeps building on each book, the way the world keeps developing, and how Zanetti continues to keep the series fresh and interesting. I am so excited to see what happens with Jory’s story, especially since it will most likely be the culmination of the series as a whole. I think this series keeps getting better and better with each book. I give Blind Faith an A-
E: This was such a great installment in the Sin Brothers series. Everything was upped; the tension, the stakes, the angst, the romance, and of course the shrinking timeline for the Dean brothers chance at survival. I also loved the developments in Jory’s story and situation. I think when that book comes out I will have to hole up without any interruptions because given the trend Zanetti has established I will have a hard time remembering to move let along breathe while reading. I give Blind Faith an A...more
I really like Griffin’s Tracer series, so when I got the chance to get this book, I was all over it.
Andrea is a detective who lives for her job. She loves what she does, but when she is put on administrative leave due to a shooting on the job, she has some spare time to focus on what kind of trouble her younger brother is getting into. Andrea knows her brother is a grown man, but the need to protect him is strong, and she can’t sit back and not do anything when he might be involved with a homegrown terrorist.
Jon has been working undercover for months, hoping to discover the truth behind an ex-military man who has started displaying some terrorist tendencies. Having Andrea creep around his investigation is not what he needs, but her brother might be the key he needs to unlock the secrets that he and his agents haven’t been able to get on their own. Except the feelings Jon has for Andrea are far from professional, and using her brother might be the one thing that Andrea would never be able to get past.
One thing I adore about Griffin’s novels is that the mystery and suspense action are always absolutely AMAZING. I never know what to expect when I crack open one of her books, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love when a suspense book can keep me on my toes, keep me guessing, and constantly keep me off balance while reading. It makes the book so much more special, more interesting, and more engaging to me. Griffin is one of the best in that regard, and her books are always a treat.
While I typically love the romance in Giffin’s book, I felt like Jon and Andrea’s relationship took a backseat to the overall plot. I felt as if the romance didn’t play as big of a factor as it does in previous books in the series, and because of that it really affected my enjoyment of the overall story. I wanted so much to watch as Jon and Andrea struggled over their agency squabbles, after all, everyone knows that Feds and local cops never get along. :) I would have liked to see more of their relationship explored.
I did find myself liking both of the main characters, although Andrea quickly got on my nerves with her inability to deal with life’s hard struggles. She was such a strong character, good cop, and devoted sister. When she gave up on her fight against the police board, and forcing Jon out of her life without an apology or explanation, she came across as weaker than the strong woman she had built herself up to be. I would have liked to see her assert herself more in other aspects of her life, instead of just when she was working a case.
I did like Jon. He was a strong and secure hero who was so desperate to solve his case that he was able to put his ego aside and call on help that he desperately needed. He didn’t need to get in some kind of pissing war with Andrea (at least after he found out her motivation behind looking into his case), and was able to rely on her instincts to help put the pieces of the case together. I liked that about him. However, I didn’t feel like we really got a chance to know Jon outside of his work persona. It would have been nice to have a few personal scenes with him, to see more of the man behind the badge.
Like I said before, so much of the book was spent focusing on the actual case and mystery behind it that I felt as if other aspects of the story were just missing. I wanted more character development from both Andrea and Jon, especially when it came to their lives outside of their work. I wanted to see more of their relationship develop. I struggled with believing in their happily ever after because I didn’t feel like we really got the chance to see them come together, see them rely on one another, or see them even fall in love. I just needed more.
All in all, I thought Griffin had a wonderful mystery and suspense filled book to add to the Tracers series. The plot with the bombing and home grown terrorist group was really well done, and I loved the way it all played out. However, I felt as if the rest of the book suffered because so much time was spent on that aspect. I would have liked to see the other subplots better flushed out. I give Far Gone a C...more
I have such a fangirl love of this series. Nick and Sam are absolutely amazing together, their romance is perfect and I adore every moment of their liI have such a fangirl love of this series. Nick and Sam are absolutely amazing together, their romance is perfect and I adore every moment of their lives.
Force keeps getting better and better with each book. While I loved the mystery of this one, I have to say I was a bit bummed it wasn't resolved in a certain way. However, it was also totally realistic, so hats off to Force for that!
I am DYING to see where the next book goes. This series gets more and more ingenious with each book, and if you love murder mystery books, or romantic suspense, you MUST READ THIS SERIES!!! Seriously......more
I’m a big fan of Kennedy, and I absolutely adore the Killer Instincts series. It’s a little crazy, a little wild, and so much fun!
Ethan is the youngest guy on his squad, but what he lacks in age he makes up for in experience. When he intercepts an SOS call from the sexy and mysterious Juliet, Ethan forgoes his vacation for the chance at helping Juliet tend her wounds, and possibly get the chance to show her just how much she turns him on.
Juliet loves her job. She is a master thief, skilled assassin, and wonder spy. Her latest mission is completely personal, and although she hates working with anyone else, between her wounds and the target, Juliet is going to need help. While she is hesitant to work with Ethan, he finds a way to knock down all her barriers, while proving to be an asset in the field. But even their combined skills might not be enough to save them both in the end.
I was really looking forward to reading about Juliet, because she was such a mysterious character. She is one of those heroines who refuses to let anyone in, and she guards her heart with everything she’s got. I loved getting to read about her backstory, to find out exactly why she had built up so many walls. It was a pretty traumatic backstory, so the personal nature of her mission really added to the intensity of the suspense throughout the book.
I adored Ethan. While he was a younger hero, he was leaps and bounds above other heroes in regard to maturity level. I loved his take-charge attitude, and how he didn’t rub his experience in Juliet’s face, instead he just rolled with her punches and worked really hard to prove himself at every step of the way. And when he screwed up (because, of course he did!) he made it a point to go out of his way to make sure that he gained her trust back and continued to build on it. He was such a great hero, and I loved him.
One aspect of this series I can’t get enough of is the secondary characters. I am DYING to know what the deal is between Jim and Noelle, especially since they are both in charge of their own teams and are adversaries in the field. Yet, they obviously have a strong attraction, strong connection, and a history that is bound to be painful and misconstrued by both parties. I can’t wait to find out what the deal is, and how they work it out.
I liked the suspense in this book, especially given the personal nature for Juliet. Kennedy does a really great job of balancing out pulse-pounding scenes with relaxed downtimes. It adds for a really fast moving story that hits all the key points. Romance development, story advancement, and everything in between. I thought this was one of the weaker villains Kennedy has written, especially since I didn’t think the man necessarily lived up to the legend he built himself to be. Ethan and Juliet spent so much time planning on how to target him because of his status and stature, that when they actually got around to meeting the man, it was a bit of a disappointment for me.
That being said, the way the suspense plot came to a close blew me away! I loved the way Ethan and Juliet were forced to admit their feelings for each other, and what they had to endure to get out of it all alive. It was so well done, and something I’d never read in any other book.
All in all, the Killer Instincts series continues to be a favorite romantic suspense series for me. I love the over-the-top storylines and characters. I thought Ethan and Juliet were so cute together, especially as their relationship built slowly over the course of the book. I am absolutely DESPERATE for the next book in the series now. Especially after the build up to Jim and Noelle! I give Midnight Pursuits a B...more
I was not a big fan of the first book, in fact I DNF it because I just couldn't get behind the hero or heroine. However, I am SOOOOOOOO glad that I toI was not a big fan of the first book, in fact I DNF it because I just couldn't get behind the hero or heroine. However, I am SOOOOOOOO glad that I took a chance of the second book. I loved Daniel, loved Regan, loved the romance. I do wish Regan's emotional trauma would have been explored a bit more, but otherwise, amazing!
I adore both Clare and Frederick’s writing, but the first Hitman book absolutely did not work for me. I hated the fact that I ended up DNFing it, because I thought these two writing together would blow my mind. When Clare asked me if I would be interested in trying to second book, I figured I would give them another chance, and I am so glad that I did!
Daniel has given up his successful military career to become a missionary with a hidden agenda — find his missing sister who was kidnapped by human traffickers. Along the way, Daniel finds Regan and isn’t able to leave her in the hell hole he finds her in. Daniel helps Regan escape, but when he goes to drop her off at the American embassy, Regan refuses to leave his side. Daniel is helpless to do anything other than what Regan asks, and soon they set off together to find his sister and get the hell out of dodge.
Regan has been living in hell since she was taken, but trusting Daniel is easier said than done. Although he says he is going to keep her safe, Regan’s impression of men has gone down the drain since she was sold as a sex slave. But Daniel does everything he can to keep Regan safe, and together they might have a chance to find his sister and make it back home in one piece.
Like I said, I enjoyed this book much more than the first Hitman book. Both Daniel and Regan were easier characters to relate to, and I was sucked into their story in a way that didn’t happen with Daisy and Nikolai. I have always had a soft spot for books about human trafficking. I know I’ve said this before, but the strength of the heroines and the determination of the heroes to save these women is something that just resonates with me. Regan didn’t have an easy time as she was traded all over the world, and yet she found a way to remain strong, to keep her sense of self in the forefront of her mind, and not let her circumstances break her. I loved her for that.
I loved the way that Daniel had such a single-minded focus when it came to his sister. He was bound and determined to find her and get her home safe and sound. And yet, Daniel also wasn’t willing to let other women suffer. He went out on a limb to help Regan, and he kept helping her at every turn. Both physically and emotionally he was there for her. He made it a point to be cognizant of what her needs were, and did everything in his power to help her get back to a point where she could be happy and safe once again.
Although I thought Frederick and Clare handled the trauma of the sex slavery well, I was a little taken aback that Regan didn’t struggle with physical intimacy more, especially once she and Daniel took their relationship to the next level. Yes, when he first rescued her she broke down every time he touched her, but their few sexual interludes were sweet and caring, and Regan didn’t have as much emotional backlash as I would have expected from someone in her position. I would have liked to see that explored more in this book, or at least touched upon in future books.
That being said, I thought the romance between these two was so well done. Daniel really did do everything in his power to help Regan get back on her feet, despite the fact that he was desperate for a taste of her. He kept back all his passion and sexual tension for her as he did his best to be a friend and protector to her. It was a slow build that worked for them, and I loved the progression of it all.
I am interested to see how this series will continue, especially since we were introduced to some really interesting secondary characters. Daniel’s sister is definitely an odd-duck, and I’m anxious to see how Clare and Frederick will pull off such a cerebral character. I also really enjoyed reading about Daniel’s former teammate who had carved out a small section of Rio to rule with an iron fist. He is definitely an oddity, and I hope that his character will be explored more in future books.
All in all, I really enjoyed the second Hitman book, and I’m so glad that I took a second chance with this series. I thought both Daniel and Regan were interesting and wonderful characters, and I loved getting to see them work through their issues and find a way to fall for each other. I’m happy to report that Clare and Frederick knocked this one out of the park for me, redeeming my dislike of the first book. I give Last Breath a B+...more
From the moment I picked up the first Hard Ink book, I was hooked on the world that Kaye created. I couldn’t wait to find out more about Crystal and Dean, and I was not disappointed.
Crystal is stuck in a world that she hates, unable to get out of paying off her father’s debts. She is terrified for her little sister’s safety, and getting out is a risk she isn’t willing to take. If anyone at the strip club found out she had helped Shane, her life could go from bad to worse in seconds.
Shane was drawn to the waitress who helped him one night, and he can’t seem to shake the feeling that there was more to her story. When he and the Hard Ink team need more information about the organization Crystal is working for, he reaches out to her for help, and is sucked into her life in ways he never expected. But danger to both Crystal and the team lurks around every corner, and Shane will have to pull out every trick in the book to keep Crystal safe. And Shane wants to keep her, for longer than just the mission.
The ongoing plot arc in this series is so good, so extensive, and so mysterious that Kaye had me salivating for every little clue I could find. I love the idea of this rag-tag team of military brothers doing anything and everything they can to find out the details of their ruined careers. But for every question that Kaye answers in this book, another two pop up. For me, it’s both exciting and annoying all rolled up into one. I know this series has so much in store for it’s readers, but the instant gratification I crave is non-existent.
I adored everything about Crystal. This poor woman is stuck working in a job she hates, tied to a man she loathes, all because her father got involved with the wrong guys and then died before he could pay off his own debts. She went through hell and back to get into the position she had, and the risk she took with helping Shane was huge. I could practically feel her anxiety at every turn, and I desperately wanted to give her a hug throughout most of the book. Her strength was absolutely amazing. The way she was able to hide the hardships of her life from her sister, under the guise of providing the best life possible, blew me away. When she finally reached out to Shane and was able to accept his help, I wanted to throw up my arms and cheer her on.
After reading the first book, I couldn’t wait to find out more about Shane. There was so much backstory between his character and the hero of the first book, Nick. I love the bromance between all the guys in this series, but the relationship between Nick and Shane was extra special. They had some great moments together in this book, and I thought their friendship was so well done. There was one aspect of Shane’s character that I wish would have been explored more: his past regarding his sister. I felt like Kaye really set us up to get more resolution with that sub-plot but instead she left the ends dangling like so many other aspects of this book.
Their romance was really well done too. Carly had gone through a lot in her past, and although she is currently “dating” someone else (and I use that word lightly, because she is in the relationship solely out of fear), I never felt that impact on her relationship with Shane negatively. I’m not usually a fan of books where the main character is dating someone else in the beginning, but it kinda worked for me here. I loved the way Shane was so patient with Carly, developing a trust and friendship over time while still doing everything he could to protect her both physically and emotionally. Shane more than proved his devotion to her time and again, especially when it came to helping Carly’s sister.
Like the first book in this series, there was a lot going on. The action was intense, and at times pretty violent. This world that Kaye has created takes no prisoners, and it’s hard-hitting and not apologetic. The tone is dark and gritty, but the sweet romance does a wonderful job of balancing it all out. I was glad to see the overall plot advance a little, and while Shane and Crystal accomplish their main objective, I wanted so much more.
All in all, I thought the second installment of the Hard Ink series was great. The romance between Shane and Carly was a mix of both sweet and sexy and intense. The suspense plot focused on human trafficking in this book, and I thought Kaye did a wonderful job with it. While I wanted the overall plot arc to advance further than it did, Kaye left me jonesing for more and more! I give Hard As You Can a B+...more
This blurb seemed like it would be right up my alley, snarky heroine, badass hero, and a suspense plot to keep me on my toes. However, this book didn’t live up to my expectations.
Maggie has been dating a Senator for over a year now, and when she finds him cheating on her, she is pretty much over the guy. But finding him murdered isn’t what Maggie wanted either, especially when she is the prime suspect. Thankfully, FBI Agent Clive was following her and able to provide an alibi.
Clive has wanted Maggie since the first moment he started shadowing her. Finding out she had nothing to do with the Senator’s shady business deals was a relief, getting to spend time and care for her was his dream and nightmare all at the same time. As the killer realizes Maggie is the main witness to his crime, her life is in more danger than she ever imagined.
Let me start by saying this book is REALLY short. We’re talking around 50 pages or so. For how intensive the blurb made this book sound, it shouldn’t be a surprise that so much of the actual story takes place off the page. However, I was kind of shocked at just how much was behind the scenes. I felt like we were a little jipped on just how much of the story was told to us. I wanted to get in on the pulse pounding action, I wanted the suspense give me heart palpitations. Instead, we had a passing mention of all the good stuff, and it was almost like we were given an overview of what happened. Not fun for me to read. :(
However, I did enjoy Maggie’s character. She was a bit of a snarky and sarcastic heroine that I knew I would have loved even more if we had gotten more of a chance to know her. She was both sweet and caring and also a little cocky. She made me laugh and I thought she was a wonderful character. I know this is going to be a series, so I’m sure her character will be flushed out a bit more, so I can only hope that readers get to know even more about her.
Clive was sweet, but didn’t really stick out in my mind after putting down the book. He didn’t have that air of badass about him that I was expecting, and unfortunately there wasn’t anything special about him that made him stick out in my mind after I was finished with the story. It was a bit disappointing to say that there wasn’t really anything bad about him, but nothing great either.
The romance was the main focus of the 50 page story, and even that kinda fell short for me. It wasn’t that the romance wasn’t good, or that the writing or character development wasn’t good. There just wasn’t enough time for Yardley to cram everything in that would have made this book spectacular.
All in all I was pretty disappointed with this book. Again, it’s not like the writing or editing was bad, there just wasn’t enough story to work for me. I am a big fan of novellas, however the story has to have enough meat on it in order for it to grab my attention, and this just didn’t make the cut. I give Wake Up Maggie a D+...more
I was so excited to read Donovan’s story, because I absolutely fell in love with him from the first book. However, this series has had quite a few bumpy moments over the past 4-5 books. While I went into this book optimistic, I was pretty annoyed with the end result.
Donovan has always had a soft spot for women and children. He does anything and everything he can to protect them every chance he gets. When Rusty introduces him to Eve, he knows he needs to help her, not because of the instant attraction, but because he can’t seem to keep his mind off her.
Eve is on the run, with her younger half brother and sister in tow. She is doing everything she can to keep them safe, but it’s getting harder and harder to run and keep their heads above water. Donovan and the Kelly family seem too good to be true, but Eve gets swept up in their generosity and kindness. But Eve’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Donovan might not be able to keep her safe from everything.
I think the biggest disappointment for me in this book was the insta-love between Donovan and Eve. I think they had barely known each other for 2 days before they were professing their undying love for one another. There wasn’t even the huge stakes and high intensity that comes along with many other romantic suspense books. Instead, other than a tornado that whips through Eve’s pathetic trailer, there is almost no suspense in the beginning or middle of this book. It made for a very slow reading pace.
I also struggled horribly with Eve’s character. I admired her for her desire to do anything in her power to keep her brother and sister safe. However, in every other aspect of her life, she was a little too meek. She let Donovan steamroll her into moving in with him, caring for the kids, and everything else. Although it seemed like she was pretty fierce before going on the run, it seemed like life really beat the spunk out of her before we get the chance to spend some time with her character.
My biggest problem with this book came toward the end when Eve and Donovan had their falling out. I thought Eve’s reason for losing faith in Donovan was totally unrealistic, especially since they had been so “in love” not only seconds before. Eve’s inability to hear exactly what was said, and then to misinterpret it so completely annoyed the crap out of me. I almost stopped reading at that point.
Despite my issues with the book, Banks continues to write secondary characters that absolutely blow me away. Every scene with Rocky and Sean was perfect. I love these two and am so excited for whenever they actually get their story. The new recruits to the KGI family are super intriguing as well. I can’t wait to read about Swanny, and I sincerely hope that Banks looks back to the first few books for inspiration to get this series back to the incredible roots it began with.
All in all I was pretty disappointed with Donovan’s book. I really wanted more for his character, especially since I have loved him for so long. I had a lot of problems with Eve’s character, and found her to be the weakest heroine in the series so far. I hated the insta-love relationship between Donovan and Eve, and thought it didn’t jive with the drama that drew them apart at the end. I am anxious to read the next book though, because Swanny stole my heart in this book. I give After the Storm a C-...more
MinnChica: Ever since I picked up the first Sin Brothers book, I’ve been obsessed with this series. It reminds me so much of the Ava Gray Skin series, and in some ways has become even more of a favorite for me. In the second installment, we get the chance to see Matt, the oldest brother get his shot at love, from a woman he least expects to fall for. The set up for this book was so great, and I loved the angst between Matt and Laney, especially when the whole ugly truth is revealed.
E: *beams* So very glad a fellow Bookpusher enjoys this series. I have been anticipating this story since I finished the first installment. I am very glad to say the fulfillment of my anticipation was worth the wait. This was an intense story that provided more information about what shaped Matt and his brothers. It also provided some neat technology, fighting, angst, suspense, and smoking romance. Like MinnChica, I think this story went up a notch when the ugly truth came out and it wasn’t exactly what I expected.
MinnChica: I adored Matt. The pressure he put on himself as the oldest brother was beyond anything I could imagine, but it made him into such a strong and incredible hero. I loved the way he treated Laney, he was so kind and caring toward her, so devoted to making sure she was okay. Even after the ugly truth is revealed and their relationship dynamic changed, Matt was still so gaga over her that he was 100% devoted to making sure she was taken care of.
E: Oh yes, that was one of the many touches which kept Matt out of alphahole territory. He was so hurt and mad but never once did he retaliate or take his frustrations out on Laney. I also enjoyed how the bond between the brothers was so evident. They helped from a distance as much as possible and had no problems showing up unexpectedly if they felt Matt needed help or a neutral opinion. One of the other things that touched me about the Dean family is the love and protective nature included Josie, heroine of Forgotten Sins the first book, and her hopes for the happiness of the Dean brothers.
MinnChica: Absolutely! The bond between the brothers is one of my favorite aspects of this series. It’s so evident that these three would walk through fire for one another, and they will almost have to in order to find out the truth about their fourth and missing brother, Jory. Another thing I loved about this book was Laney herself. Like Matt, there were so many things to love about the heroine as well. She had an absolute heart of gold, and was so desperate to help anyone and everyone she could. It was amazing and so sweet. I have to admit that Zanetti took me by surprise when she revealed Laney’s secret. Looking back it’s so obvious, but the way Laney conducted herself just shocked me when everything came spilling out!
E: Laney’s secret and the circumstances behind it were certainly very interesting. It meant the brothers’ quest for a life of their own became slightly more complicated. I also enjoyed how Laney’s childhood and her secret shaped the woman she was when Matt met her. The woman who did her best to rescue and care for those around her without them knowing yet who also kept to herself as protection. I will admit in the early stages of the book I thought her reaction to blood was quite amusing then towards the end seeing her overcome that reaction and the reasons for it really cemented her as a strong character.
MinnChica: All in all I really loved this book. The bond between brothers is so strong, and I love the continuing relationship between the brothers and their lady loves in each book. The romance between Matt and Laney was so well done, I absolutely adored their journey to their HEA, and was so sad when the book ended! I can’t wait to find out more about Jory, and see where he has been all this time, how the brothers are going to disable their kill chips, and what exactly they have in store for the people who made them. This series has quickly become a favorite, and fans of RS definitely need to pick up this series! I give Sweet Revenge an A-
E: This was a very enjoyable read. Like MinnChica I enjoyed the bond between the brothers and their ladies. The mystery surrounding Jory’s “death” continue to grow as does evidence of the long game played by the Commander. It was a lovely relief to read a romance that did not require the hero or heroine to grovel. Seeing Matt and Laney work things out while dealing with their respective pasts was impressive. I am worried about the ticking timebombs embedded in the Dean brothers’ spines and the increased complexity revealed about deactivating the kill chips. The glimpse of the next romance really has me excited because a lot more is at stake from the very beginning. I think it will be one of those sitting on the edge of my seat reads. I also give Sweet Revenge an A-...more