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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti

Title: Forgotten Sins
Series: Sins Brothers #1
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Published: July 2013, Grand Central Publishing
Format: NetGalley, Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central!

His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?

I’ve been hearing so many good things about this book, and now I totally know why. Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti is just amazing. It’s kind of a military romance with some suspense, a side of kink, and a whole lot of drama. I absolutely loved it!

Josie gets a call to come to the hospital to identify a man, her husband. Seems this man got into some trouble and now he has amnesia. Josie walks into the hospital room, and there he is. Shane. He’s sitting pretty on the bed. The only trouble is he walked out two years ago, and never walked back in. So yeah, Josie is pretty upset.

But she’s a strong woman, and I liked that about her. But she is also very clever, and that is a huge attraction for me. How many women can say they left the hottest, sexiest, most charming man they’ve ever met in their entire existence behind to move on to someone who is a little bit tamer? Perhaps someone who doesn’t light the fires, but instead provides a dull calmness? How many? ZERO. That’s right. Because once you’ve had a man like Shane Dean, all other men on the planet cease to exist. At least that’s how I felt after reading this book.

Shane and Josie had everything in common and yet nothing. They both had troubled childhoods and grew up stronger for it. They both think with their heads, or at least that’s what they tell themselves. They both have it so bad for the other that no one had better stand in the way.

This story was freaking exciting! I mean, there’s only so much I can say without giving it away. Even with amnesia, Shane Dean is still a take charge type of man. Va-va-va-voom baby. I instantly saw what the fuss was about. Josie thinks Shane is larger than life, and I’ve a quick feeling that she might be right. Josie has a bit of strength herself, and doesn’t take any b.s. from anyone – even her soon to be ex-husband with the southern twang that had me whistling Dixie.

Rebecca Zanetti wove an action packed mystery here. I mean first you have the mystery of Shane and his amnesia, but where in the Hell has the gorgeous jerk been for the past two years? And why is he so awesome? Think Bourne Ultimatum meets the Terminator. On top of the complex and drama filled relationship between Josie and Shane, there is also the issue of Shane’s brothers, Matt and Nathan. And then let’s bring in Detective Malloy, who seems to be getting to the bottom of all the things we, as the reader, don’t really want him to! And lastly, but not least, what about Tom, the guy that Josie has been hanging out with since Shane decided to up and leave? Zanetti brings all of these characters to life with vivid clarity, and I was absolutely in awe.

She smiled. “Do it, then.” Air whooshed into her lungs, and she opened her mouth to scream.

His lips crushed hers. He captured her yell in his throat, driving the air back down hers. Then his tongue took hers, mastering it, taking what he wanted. Desire lit him on fire. His cock leapt to life, fighting against his zipper to get loose. To get in her. Now.

He was going to have her. Taster her, tame her, feel her shatter in his arms. Taking the kiss deeper, he explored, seeking answers and relief.

nd hey, let’s not forget there is romance in this. Josie and Shane light the page up! The heat and the friction between them reached some very dangerous levels. Shane has a bit… ok, a lot of Dominant man in him, but Josie ain’t no rollover either. Josie knows how to be taken, and I’m not talking about her constant habit of getting kidnapped.

And on top of all that, there is another layer. And that layer is all about Jory, Shane’s brother who was murdered not too long ago. Why was he murdered? Who the hell killed him? It was all so excruciatingly exciting.

Do I recommend this book? Hell yes I do. It kept me on the edge of my seat, curling my toes, and hoping everything would work out the way I wanted it to. The solidarity between the characters drew me in, but the chemistry between Josie and Shane kept me close. And I will definitely be back for the rest of the series, with mother-effin’ bells on, baby.

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