by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #2
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: October 4th 2016 by Forever
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Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...
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Ryker, Heath, and Denver had a terrible childhood who managed to escape but are still haunted by their past. They decide to start doing investigative work, searching for lost people. Zara and her law firm had contracted the brothers to help on a previous case and that’s how Zara and Ryker met. Their relationship went from work-related to satisfying their desires with no strings attached. Ryker has many secrets he isn’t ready to share with Zara but when his past starts catching up to him, he may have to drop his defenses around Zara and welcome her into his dangerous life.
He’d share his body and nothing else with her. […] From day one he’d been clear that this wasn’t forever, that he wasn’t interested in a future. Neither was she.
I didn’t know this was the spin-off to the Sin Brothers series. With that said, I never felt like I was missing out on anything. The main characters of Sin Brothers make appearances in this novel and boy, am I going to be checking out that series. This is also my first book by Rebecca Zanetti and it sure won’t be my last!
Ryker was never interested in having a relationship with Zara. He didn’t want to settle down if he had to be on the move soon after so he kept the relationship physical. When Zara ends up in an altercation, Ryker can’t help but feel very protective of her and he soon realizes that he may just want more out of this affair. I like that Ryker was never hot and cold with Zara. Soon after he realizes he wants more, he slowly starts opening up to her and giving her glimpses to his past. I was afraid this would be one of those books where the guy distances himself from the girl to protect her. I was squinting my eyes while reading, hoping to not reach a part like that in the story and thank goodness it didn’t happen! Ryker knew the only way to keep Zara safe was to stay with her and work together, along with his brothers.
Zara isn’t sure she wants something more with Ryker. The guy doesn’t settle down in one place before he’s on the move again so she keeps herself guarded. Ryker being the Alpha male he is, he worms his way into Zara’s personal life until she starts trusting him. I was loving Ryker’s and Zara’s relationship so much! They fit so perfectly together. Ryker would never push Zara into something she wasn’t ready for. From the beginning, he was so caring of her, he just didn’t know it yet. Zara turned out to be a great, strong, fierce female character. After being in danger a few times, I thought she’d make lots of stupid decisions, but she didn’t! She understood what was at stake and would think things very logically, just as the brothers would do.
“I ain’t easy, I know… but I’ll be worth it.”
During the first part of the story, the relationship between Ryker and Zara is the main focus with the mystery looming in close. After a while, the mystery takes the front seat and keeps the readers on their toes until the very end. The suspense had me close to biting my nails. I had no freaking idea what was about to happen or what danger was ahead. The danger had me so scared when I got to it. I was fearing for these amazing characters. Then there’s the action part. Holy hell, that was brilliant. I could totally see this as a movie! Rebecca Zanetti did a great job in describing the climax of the story incredibly well. I was picturing everything that was happening very vividly in my head, such as the explosions, being on the run, all the fights, and much more.
Deadly Silence is a gripping action-packed page-turner with a hot romance and a strong bond between brothers that will have you eagerly wanting more from these characters. While I try to be a patient potato for the sequel Lethal Lies, I’ll be starting the Sin Brothers series!
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