“Deadly Silence” by Rebecca Zanetti is chock full of testosterone and adventure, and provides an action-packed roller-coaster ride with plenty of sizzling interludes. I love the way it starts off with the formation of the bonds that unite Ryker, Heath, and Denver, but I wish I had a little more background on the intervening years that formed them into the men they are now. There are plenty of mysteries sprinkled throughout this story, with tie-ins to other series by this author, but it can be read as a stand-alone story…just don’t expect everything to be tied up neatly by the end. There is sufficient closure and some wonderful developments, but quite a few dangling threads that undoubtedly lead to the next remarkable adventure.
I wasn’t crazy about the relationship between Ryker and Zara, nor her character and personality, despite her having the best of intentions. I’m always frustrated by obtuse women, and the number of missteps she makes, with respect to both her professional and personal lives, makes me a little uncomfortable, although she does manage to redeem herself, lol. The heat between these two characters is wonderfully intense, but the ups and downs of their relationship and the chest-beating got a little tiring for me.
There are wonderful cameos and reunions involving folks from the other series, and although I have not read all of the accompanying books, sufficient backstory is provided to keep one from being totally lost. This is a fun introduction to a new group of guys who have extraordinary capabilities, with glimpses of other characters who hopefully will have time in the spotlight as well. Those who enjoy bossy, driven alpha males who have intense protective streaks and unwavering loyalty despite their horrific beginnings plus a hint of the paranormal in terms of abilities will enjoy this story and join me in waiting impatiently for the next story in this exciting series.
This erotic paranormal romantic suspense tale is part of the ‘Blood Brothers’ series and centers around Ryker Jones, who is not only investigating a serial killer, but is also working out the parameters of his relationship with paralegal Zara Remington. Zara has her own issues as she tries to help a treasured friend, keep her job, and figure out how to deal with her relationship with the very secretive and frequently absent Ryker. Finding out what happens when an immovable object meets a irresistible force has never been so exciting or so dangerous, but it definitely could be worthwhile exploring.
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.
DON'T LOOK BACK
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