The first book in a breathtaking new romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times best-sellers Maya Banks, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson.
©2016 Rebecca Zanetti (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Honestly, I don't prefer Karen White to narrate these romantic suspense. But in this book, she slays. Her voice for the characters, the various actions scenes were spot on. I listened to this book non-stop. I am so glad that I went ahead and preordered this one because it was one of the best books I've listened to all year. I think this narrator has finally won me over.
I loved the plot/writing and awesome narration by Karen White. Zanetti always gives fascinating characters. Here, the heroine Zara was another compelling one. She was bravery, smart and had a big heart. I love strong heroines and she was more than a match for Ryker. I think she definitely inherited all of that from her grandmother. Ryker Jones was a typical Zanetti hero. Alpha male, who is a protector and fiercely loyal to his loved ones. He is possessive, strong, intelligent, mysterious and just so sexy.
There was a lot going on in this book. There is a serial killer. There are three brothers who are hiding from a past and that past is catching up with them. Zara works for a law firm that represents unsavory people and thanks to a new case, Zara has gotten in the middle of some unpleasant people. Then throw in Ryker's situation where Ryker and his two brothers were being blackmailed and there just bad guys all around. Yet it is obvious all these single threads had a connection, it just a matter of connecting the dots.
I know many people say you don't have to read Sin Brothers, but I strongly urge you to read that series first. After all, you'd have to know Dr. Madison and the Commander and the Grey Brothers to truly appreciate the tie-in with this series. Greg and his subplot also would make more sense with the background from that series.
This book was such an exhilarating ride and I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters, the story and I am ecstatic for where this series is going. I can't wait for book 2 and the introduction of more "brothers".
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Overall Rating 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
#InstaReview: If you have read Sin Brothers then you can bet you will like this too. I admit I am more excited about the upcoming brother's than Ryker because he got on my nerves a wee bit. I loved Zara and it took awhile before I thought Ryker was worthy. That being said the action was on point and the mystery was good.
Narration Thoughts:Karen White did the narration and she did great. Her an Zanetti make a great duo. She has the pacing needed for this high octane type of read.
I totally recommend the book and narration!
Zanetti knows how to do alpha male hotness, her stories have great characters and strong antagonists that drive the plot in a way that keeps you at the edge of your seat. The narrator however, did everything in her power to make the characters sound as annoying as possible. She needs to admit that she CANNOT do male voices.
I enjoyed this first book in this spin-off series of the Sin Brothers. I wish the story would have continued with more interaction between both sets of brothers. I just felt like the story suddenly stopped. I'm sure this is to set up the events of the next book but I am an impatient reader/listener . Most of the time, I won't even start a series until all if the books or a good number of the books are available.
I will mention, as other reviewers have, that even though the summary says that this is a stand alone series, I strongly recommend that you read/listen to the Sin Brother series before you start this series. if you don't, you will not understand the motives of several characters and may even be confused about the setting and won't even understand the motives and history of the "PROTECT" group. Actually, if I hadn't enjoyed the Sin Brothers series first, I'm pretty sure I would be lost during 60% of this book.
-V from Kansas
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