Monday, May 12, 2014

Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti

The Basics:
Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti 
Book Three of the Sin Brothers series
Published May 6, 2014
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Why I picked up this book:

Betrayed badass forced to turn to a woman he doesn't trust for help?  Yes!


A betrayal he couldn't forget . . . 

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . . 

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own--secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

My thoughts:

Blind Faith managed to strike a balance for me between badass male who wanted his way all the time, but also a man truly in love with a woman who has a mind of her own. I loved the history between Nate and Audrey, and how it was addressed in the book.

The intrigue and danger regarding the Dean brothers and the man who had them engineered and raised them plays a central role in this one. Yes, there's a romance, and there's some steamy sex but there's also a larger story here. 

There's plenty of action - gunplay, explosions, and fists flying. And I was never quite sure who to trust, so that was nice too. I think without the romance, it would still work as a thriller, but, obviously with less tension.  

The villains in this book are appropriately villainous, which was also a pleasant surprise. Raising the boys to be super-soldiers was pretty extreme and awful all on its own, but there are some events that take place in the book that reinforce these people as *bad guys* and even while I was waving my own fists and shouting, "How could you!?!?!", I loved that I could so strongly root for our hero and heroine to succeed.

I'd like to read the next story in the series, so this one was effective as a hook.  

Bottom line:

Fun, thrilling romance with a strong action plot - I definitely recommend this one.

4 stars
For fans of badass heroes, heroines who don't take their crap.

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