Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SUNNY: ARC BOOK REVIEW "Sweet Revenge" by Rebecca Zanetti

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?

Sweet Revenge is book two in the Sins Brothers series.  This book started off kinda rough for me.  I was getting very irritated at the love-at-first-sight-I-have-to-have-her-now syndrome.  On the insta-love scale, this one rates a 9.5.  Fortunately, this is but one aspect of the story and soon the book takes an interesting twist and bam, the narrative takes off.  

We learn more about the history of the brothers we first meet in book one, Forgotten Sins.  The deeper we delve into their background, the more complicated the story gets.  This book does a nice job of balancing the current story between Laney and Matt with the overarching storyline of the brothers.  I'm still a little skeptical at how the relationship develops and how quickly they fall so deep in love.  The characters are constantly expressing that surprise themselves. However, I did enjoy the larger story.   There is a sense of urgency as time is running out for the brother as they must find the person who can help deactivate the doomsday chips they each have embedded in their brain.   The action is fast paced, there are surprising turns, and plenty of suspense.  The ending is a little abrupt but leaves us, the reader, with plenty of anticipation for the next book.  

Despite my minor critique, I thought this was an entertaining read and am excited about continuing the series. I get a sense the series will continue to get better and better and we still have couple of brothers who stories need to be told!

Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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