This is just gross. What is going on with this guy’s six pack?
Would you want to be desired by this guy?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan continues her sexy new series, as the Ferraros—a Chicago crime family—use their power as shadow riders to protect their empire and the ones they love…
Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood - but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk, but also the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own...
Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her - a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them...
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book in this series but that didn’t stop me from wanting to read this book because I was a fan of Ricco’s and I wanted to get to know him better. In the first book, Ricco goes through some stuff and you can tell because he keeps getting himself into scrapes that the family has to get him out of and you know that there’s a story there so I requested this book to find out that story.
This book starts off with Ricco in the hospital after getting into a car wreck that was damn close to ending his life. His siblings are a) pissed at him for putting himself in danger again and b) worried as hell about him. He’s going through some stuff and things are starting to spill over and I could tell that he was close to the brink which made me interested in continuing this series just to read his story.
I wish I could say that the story lived up to what I was hoping it would be but the whole thing was slow going for me and I ended up putting this book down for good after about a week and a half of trying to get interested in what was going on. Between the slow story telling and not being able to connect to either Ricco (that was a bummer, too) or Mariko, I gave up and don’t know if I’ll give it a try later on. I doubt it.
New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti brings us the second book in a thrilling romantic suspense series.
A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .
Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.
Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.
With twists and turns that will take your breath away, LETHAL LIES is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.
In this next Blood Brothers book, we meet Anya Best, who’s out for revenge against her sister’s killer. She decides to use herself as bait to catch the killer, but unfortunately she entangles Heath Jones in her plot. Heath is a PI already investigating the killer so he’s game, plus he’s majorly drawn to Anya, but the ploy puts Heath and his brothers at risk. Can they stop the killer and get justice for Anya’s sister before the other people after the Jones brothers catch up?
I love Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series (loooooove it), and I was pretty into the first Blood Brothers book, but I felt like Lethal Lies was a bit less exciting for me. I enjoyed it and had a good time while reading it, but it didn’t really stick with me.
Anya in particular got on my nerves. She concocts a half-assed plan to catch her sister’s killer, but she never thinks through the ramifications, and doesn’t really have any serious plan for how she will stop this horrific killer that even her FBI-trained sister couldn’t handle. She doesn’t know anything about self-defense or catching a criminal. I just…couldn’t get behind her. Even worse, she barely knows Heath but involves him in her dangerous public plot. I get that she didn’t fully understand the risk she put Heath and his brothers in. She didn’t know their history and couldn’t know how her throwaway comment naming him in the press could literally kill him and his brothers. Fair enough! But she never really deals with that fact, even once she does know the truth. It felt glossed over but never explored. Her selfish need for “justice” could have killed them all! I definitely wanted some remorse or at least clear understanding from her, but we never got that, and Heath never holds her accountable either. I didn’t like it.
I did like Heath and Anya together, though. Heath is so damaged, so unhappy. All the Jones Brothers (and all the Gray Brothers, for that matter), feel such love and responsibility for their family that it just melts your heart. Even though Heath thinks he’s a lone wolf, Anya shows him what it means to truly be alone, and I liked his own newfound appreciation for his family after he is reminded of all the support he does have. He is also a great support for Anya, and he backs her up no matter what. Their relationship was super steamy, too, and the sexual tension was great.
I loved seeing the Gray Brothers a bit, though I admittedly didn’t understand why they didn’t jump in all the way when the Jones Brothers were clearly in a pickle. Still, I always enjoy being in this world, and I look forward to more installments from Zanetti.
Grade: 3.5 out of 5
To keep her safe, he'll have to uncover all her secrets...
Rayne Alexander. A face I never thought I'd see again, and one I never could forget. Nine years ago, she left town-and me--without a backward glance. But now she's back, with a haunted look in her eyes and a feisty attitude that didn't exist when we were teenagers. Seeing this grown-up--and sexy--Rayne is something I wasn't prepared for... and it's bringing up feelings I'd thought I'd buried years ago.
Although I want to demand answers from Rayne, working on black ops at Night Eagle Security has taught me that it's sometimes better to keep my mouth shut. So when I catch her hiding a photo of a little boy, I'm curious. When I see her jump as her phone rings, I'm concerned. But the second I notice a car following her home, I know she's hiding something. Something dangerous. And while I may not know why she left or why she's back, if there's someone out there Rayne is afraid of, I'll make damn sure that threat is eliminated.
Rayne was working late at her job in Phoenix, AZ one night when she came across some info on her boss’s desk that she shouldn’t have. The kind of information that could ruin him and put him in prison. He doesn’t catch up with her as she runs from the building but she knows that she needs to get the hell out of Dodge. She takes her eight-year-old son, Decker, and runs back to her hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. When she had first moved to Phoenix she had changed her name so she figures going back to her old name will hide her sufficiently. Not the case.
Rayne moves into her sister’s house as her sister is out of town and gets a job at Night Eagle Security. She never planned on seeing her high school boyfriend, Jeremy Teague, ever again but the minute he walks into NES – cuz he works there – all of the old feelings start to come back. Rayne had gotten pregnant by Jeremy when she was a teen and then was cast aside by Jeremy, his grandparents who raised him and then her own parents. She knows she shouldn’t have any feelings toward Jeremy except disdain but that’s not what happens. When Jeremy finds out that Decker is his (because he never knew she was pregnant) he’s so excited and wants nothing more than to be with Rayne and Decker and make them a family.
Rayne’s old boss, however, wants her captured and brought to him so that he can take care of her the way he wants. Jeremy will do anything to keep Rayne and Decker safe but will he be able to in the end?
Sworn to Protect is a good little second chance at love romance/suspense story. It had a lot of ins and outs and things going on.
Rayne is back in her hometown. She loved Jeremy when she was younger but his grandparents told her that he wanted nothing to do with the baby when in fact they never told him she was pregnant. Then her parents took to a clinic to get the baby aborted and she ran. She’d been living the last 9 years thinking that Jeremy betrayed their love but that wasn’t the case at all. Once Rayne and Jeremy are together again things fall into place and all is good. Except for her old boss that’s threatening her. I was a little confused about the boss, quite frankly. He was at first after her because of the things she knew about him but then it turned to the fact that he didn’t want her dead he wanted to keep her and tame her sexually – ew. It was more than a little creepy, to say the least and kind of a weird, expected twist. Then Jeremy’s grandfather got involved and it was a bit too much.
Of course NES gets involved as that’s what they do but it all seemed a little too easy. IDK, there was just some aspect of the story that was missing that made this a good book, but not great. The elements were there but there was something in the execution that was lacking, imho. The characters were good, the story was a decent one but I definitely didn’t end the book thinking, “Wow, that was really good!”
So in the end a decent read but it wasn’t something that grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal...
Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him.
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence--her mind clear of all emotion--Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious...and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.
Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...
Silver has been Silent since she was very young. She had to be as it was the only way to save her life. She is now the director of EmNet and doing a wonderful job at it. Unfortunately she keeps getting visits from Valentin Nickolaev, the Alpha of the StoneWater Bears. She should be sending him away on a regular basis but for some reason she’s not. On one of these visits Valentin saves her life as she had just been unknowingly poisoned. The only people that could have poisoned her food was family so her grandmother and Valentin work out that Silver should stay in StoneWater territory until they find out who tried to kill her. Silver hates the plan but figures she’ll recover and then move out asap – probably within a few days.
Once at StoneWater Silver finds a different kind of life than one she’s used to seeing. Valentin makes no secret of the way he feels about her and when he finally talks her into breaking her Silence she loves every minute of their time together. Unfortunately as I said earlier she was Silent to save her life. She has a Psy designation that will soon kill her if not fixed. She’s loved not being Silent but isn’t ready to die. A surgery by Ashaya Aleine and her sister, Amara, may save her life but then she’ll probably be 100% Silent. Valentin is willing to deal with any outcome as long as Silver is alive.
I have to say that reading about Silver in previous books didn’t make me want to read her story. Kind of like with Kaleb’s book I was, of course, pleasantly surprised. Silver was a wonderful heroine and I loved her dry sense of humor and the fierceness of her love for Valentin.
Valentin was one persistent bear and I loved that about him. He knew that Silver was his mate but wasn’t about to let things set just because she was Psy. He approached slowly but when he had his opportunity he took it and ran with it. He was a good, good man and had so much love for Silver, his family and the entire bear clan. It truly warmed my heart to read about this amazing hero.
We also got to learn more about other characters, the Consortium and events that happened with Bowen Knight. I have no idea what’s going to be happening next in the series but I can’t wait!
Great book, definitely recommend it – like, read it NOW. 🙂
Rating: 4 out of 5