Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: Sweet Revenge ( Sin Brothers #2 ) by Rebecca Zanetti

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?




I read this one right after Forgotten Sins and I'm glad that I felt absolutely no sense of repetitiveness. Sometimes when I read series about different couple, I felt like the author just recycle the same formula. That's not the case here.

I like the forward flow of the suspense department in regards to the Commander's story arc. After the ending in Book 1 with Shane's HEA, we have Matt's story. The brothers have six more weeks to live before the chip in their spine will detonate. Matt had been trying to locate this surgeon who used to work for the Commander to get her to remove the chip for them. Now they have managed to narrow down their search to Charmed, Idaho.

Laney was a bar owner cum bartender at Charmed. She had been hiding some secret past, which intrigue me because I don't know what was she hiding from. When Matt stumbled upon her bar and persuaded her to give him a job as the bouncer, she reluctantly agreed. 

Matt was the eldest brother among the family. He was the leader, the protector and the fixer of the family. He had been shouldering a huge responsibility on his brothers welfare since young and Jory who might or might not be dead really did tattered his soul. 

Honestly, sometime I felt Matt didn't have a sense of urgency. He only have six more weeks to live! It seemed like I'm more nervous than him. He was so damn calm with juggling his new bouncer job, worming his way into Laney's heart, handling a homicide fiasco and spying on the three suspects who might or might not be the surgeon. 

I think I might just like Matt and Laney more. They have no prior history and their relationship started fresh and kept moving forward. Despite some of the awful revelation, Laney was still convince Matt is the one for her. Matt second guess himself due to his responsibility for the family. This man simply too great a brother. But he might just need to be selfish for once and make himself a happy man.

The best part of the books was whenever all the brothers got together to fight off the bad guys. I love their family dynamic. They totally kick some serious ass. One thing I don't understand was how come genetically engineered soldier can be so hot-blooded like them.

Despite each book featured a different brother and they each got their HEA, you definitely have to start from Book 1 to get a grip of the overall story arc in regards to their constant battle with the Commander and whereabouts of their youngest siblings, Jory.

Overall I enjoyed Matt's story more than Shane's story. I still felt that I'm not in awe with the romance department yet, but Rebecca Zanetti had a knack for making me care for the hero and heroine, the brothers, the suspense and left me wanting the next book right away. Can't wait for the long await Nate and Audrey's reunion. I'm hoping that their history will set up for an epic romance.

Rating 4/5