Double the Romance Review: Forgotten Sins & Sweet Revenge

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Double the Romance Review: Forgotten Sins & Sweet Revenge

Double the Romance Review: Forgotten Sins & Sweet RevengeForgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Also in this series: Blind Faith, Total Surrender
Series: Sin Brothers #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing on July 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Romantic Suspense, Psychic Abilities, Military Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1455574430
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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?
88,000 words

My Review


Josie fell for Shane quickly, and after a blissful three weeks, married the man she loves, a man full of secrets and danger. Josie thought she had it all until Shane left and never returned. Now she has moved, settled in a new town and a fresh start. After two years, she is waiting for the divorce to go through but has yet to hear a word from Shane. But then she is called into the hospital, and the man who abandoned her is injured and suffering from Amnesia. She reluctantly brings him home with her, but is determined to have him out of her life as soon as possible, she can’t risk losing her heart once again. Shane doesn’t remember much about his life, he only knows that he is dangerous and he has a lovely wife that he doesn’t remember or why he left her in the first place, but he needs to find her. As Shane and Josie begin to reconnect, Shane knows that he isn’t normal. His hearing is more acute than any other human being, has a protective instinct for those more vulnerable, he can handle himself in a fight without thinking about it. As he searches for the answers to his past, enemies are closing in on Shane and Josie, will Shane be able to protect his wife and preserve a chance for a future together?

Plot and Story Line

Oh, my GOODNESS!!! Why have I waited so long to read this series *banging head against the wall* simply phenomenal and I read this so fast I could barely see straight. So dang good and boy did it pack a punch. Now I have read this author before, and even though I adore her Dark Protectors…these brothers…whew they are dang sexy, each and every one of them. This is Shane’s story, he is the third brother. What we have here is four brothers, that were genetically altered, due to a military experiment, and they were raised in a military compound. Being taught to fight and to kill. But they have a motto “Never Alone”, they stand together, fight together, and if necessary will die together. They have protected each other and will not give up on each other. The bonds that these brothers have to each other is so fantastic, they don’t know what a family is, but you see they bond even though out of all the boys from the military training facility, they are the only brothers that stand together and love each other. Shane here is suffering from amnesia, which is not a good thing, considering that the brothers are being hunted by their enemy and the man that raised them, and trained them to kill. Shane married Janie because he fell in love and thought that he could protect her. But when he learns that his youngest brother has been killed, he is forced to leave Janie. What was most admirable about this book was seeing the sparks fly between Shane and Janie.

“I may not know myself right now, sweetheart. But I know I wouldn’t have let you go.” No way was he that fucking stupid

They definitely have no trouble in the sex department, and boy these two have quite the sensual explosion.

“We are married.”
“We’re about to get divorced.”…
“No.” He licked up her ear to bite the shell.
She shivered in response. “Yes.”
“Nope.” His palm spread out across her bare midriff. “I may have screwed up, and we’ll find out why, but I won’t hurt you again. You’re mine, angel. The only thing in life that matters.”

From the very beginning of the story, there is quite a mystery surrounding Shane, and you sense how much Janie is trying to work through her feelings for Shane. Janie is such a lovely heroine, I quite adored her because she stood on her own, fighting for what she believed in and didn’t back down. She had spine and heart and loved that quality to her character. Also what I found most endearing about her character, was how she treats the brothers. She has never had a true family, but she treats them as her own brothers and that just made me love her character even more. The danger sense increases with each chapter, and boy it never ended, and I LOVED every single moment of this book. I just couldn’t put it down. And boy there were quite a few shocks that totally changed everything and threw me off. Unpredictable and packed with plenty of action and intensity. Literally this is one of the best reads all year!!! Rebecca Zanetti has done it again, created a thrilling and edgy fast paced romance that will have you at the edge of your seats.

The Cover 

First thing I noticed about this cover…is the eyes. We have a golden them to the cover, and then those vivid blue eyes, what a contrast and really draws the eye. Love the stance of confidence and sexy appeal.

Overall View 

Forgotten Sins is a book that will capture your attention from the first chapter….a sexy romance that has edge and mystery with plenty of sensuality and a reconnecting of two hearts.

“I love you angel.”
The words were soft.
The tone possessive.
The promise absolute.

Double the Romance Review: Forgotten Sins & Sweet RevengeSweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti
Also in this series: Blind Faith, Total Surrender
Series: Sin Brothers #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Psychic Abilities, Military Romance, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1455574465
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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?
(90,000 words)

My Review


Matt Dean, is the oldest of the four brothers, and has always led and protected his brothers for as long as he can remember. Matt will do anything to save his brothers, and time is ticking. Each of them has chips in their backs, and if they don’t get access to the correct codes, they will all die within six weeks. He has come to Charmed, Idaho to find a woman that is behind the making of the chips, but he will need to find her and extract any information he can gain. Recovering from a knife wound, he is stumbled on by Laney Jacobs, a sweet bar owner that takes him in. In exchange for working as a bouncer, he will get a room to stay in. It is the perfect cover for Matt, and he knows that he needs to draw out the woman who is hiding. Laney is running from her past, and even though she knows it can’t last, she is enjoying the life she has made in Charmed. The last thing she needs is to get into a relationship with this dangerous man, but there is something about Matt that calls him to her, and she can’t resist his sensual kisses or the opening of her heart to him. But there are multiple dangers and secrets that will change everything for Matt and Laney, will the love they have be strong enough?

Plot and Story Line 

After reading the first book, I thought that nothing could get better than the first book, but boy was I wrong. Sweet Revenge was just as good or even better than Forgotten Sins. After seeing the bonds between these brothers, I was super excited for Matt’s story. Matt is the oldest brother, and I loved how protective he is of them. We also see how much losing his baby brother is tearing him apart inside. Matt as the oldest, feels responsible, and refuses to lose the brothers he has left.

“I’ve lost everyone I’ve ever cared about, and I’ve never loved somebody like this. I can’t lose it, and I won’t lose you … This has nothing to do with equal rights or trust. This is life, and you’re mine.”

We see instant sparks between Matt and Lanie. Even though Lanie doesn’t trust Matt, she softens toward him and even though they are sexually explosive together, the relationship is so tender and sweet at times.

“I love completely, Laney, and I’m sure it’s a pain in the ass … You have my heart and always will.”

I just couldn’t get enough of these two and it was interesting seeing how strong their bond to each other develops. But there is one secret that totally blew me away…well multiple secrets, but I can tell you without revealing too much, that this secret I DID NOT see coming. This story just gets more and more intense, the suspense builds with each chapter you read. And boy was it intense, both the plot and the romance between Matt and Laney. Matt is quite the alpha male, likes being in control over a situation, is a one woman man, posseisve and sexy as hell. Lanie is spirted and courageous and a fighter. What a backbone she has, and she is quite the match for Matt here. What we also have is the reveal of certain side characters that aren’t what they seem. And I thought I was suprised in Forgotten Sins…but oh boy, Sweet Revenge beats Forgotten Sins on the surprises and shocks and those unique twists that build the story even more. I find myself just soaking up every moment and intense scene that Sweet Revenge gives us. This is a story that is intense, poignantly romantic and action packed that builds. I just can’t get enough…now onto the third book. I am practically addicted, I have a feeling I am going to have to read all four books because boy there is nothing better than a story that packs a punch like Sweet Revenge does.

The Cover 

I LOVE this cover, and boy sexy as sin right? I love the danger feel to it, with the scruff on his face (I love light scruffiness)

Overall View 

A stunning and action-packed romance that will shake the ground beneath your feet and shock you to the core. A thrilling tale of deceit, danger, and a love to fight for!! STUNNING!!

Series Order

Forgotten Sins (1)

Sweet Revenge (2) 

Blind Faith (3)

Total Surrender (4)

About Rebecca Zanetti

his theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time. While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending. And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.

Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, a member of the Pi Phi Sorority and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president.

After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She is currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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  • Sins Brothers!!!! This is one of my all time fav rom-suspense series. I was hooked by Shane’s book and Matty’s book cemented the deal. Incidentally, Matty is my favorite of the Dean brothers. Hope you enjoy Nate and Jory’s books. 🙂

    • I agree…Mattie is just great, I love how protective he is of his brothers

  • I really need to read one of her books. Great reviews

  • I absolutely love this series, too, Renee! The blend of romance and suspense is so well done, and I love the characters, too. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the series as well 🙂

    • oh I agree Lexxie, the characters were so fun and I just love the bond these brothers have.

  • Okay, these books look so good. I have to read them. So glad you enjoyed them.

    • Oh they are fantastic Quinn!! I just loved them so much. She is such a great author

  • Wow, I love ho passionate you are about these books. I will have to try this author.

    • oh yes, this author is a must read. She also has a paranormal series that rocks!! So I would highly recommend her to you.

  • Alright…I think I have book one and if not I soon will because these sound right up my alley!!