Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti Release Date: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Forever Book #1 in the Blood Brothers series Number of Pages: 432 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Romantic Suspense M/F Rating: XXX Read 8/12/18 to 8/13/18
Often when I read a new author, I don’t remember how I came across the author. Unless it’s an ARC through Net Galley, usually I’m not good at remembering where I heard about a book. For once, I remember! I heard about this author through another author. Nicole Edwards recommended this author in one of her newsletters. The reason this is somewhat important is if I like a recommendation from someone I know to trust them next time I see them recommend something. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book so will definitely be putting more of Nicole Edwards’ suggestions on my TBR list!
This story pulled me in from the very beginning. I was intrigued by Ryker and his brothers and wanted to know more about what happened to them as kids. Ryker as an adult is also intriguing, but for all new reasons. He can sure get a girl’s pulse racing! Rough, tough, handsome, built with a sweetness he tries to keep hidden. His brothers know he’s smitten since he’s let Zara see that side of him.
Zara is a strong and independent woman with a very soft heart. Maybe too soft. She cares about those around her and wants to make everyone’s life better. Sometimes she cares a bit too much and lets her heart overtake her head. But that’s part of what makes her so wonderful.
There is almost non-stop action in this story and it’s really hard to get a handle on who’s in trouble and what the source of that trouble truly is, so it kept me on the edge of my seat. Which is great. Unfortunately, my picky brain noticed the timeline/continuity issues. And as always, when they’d crop up it would take me out of the story while my brain ticked back to ponder if I was remembering things incorrectly. Oddly, the author also started overusing one particular word toward the end of the story. I’m not going to tell you what that word is because maybe you won’t notice and it was just my strange brain that noticed. It wasn’t enough to ruin the story for me and I want you to read this book with fresh eyes.
So yes, there were a few issues I had with the story. But those issues had to do more with editing than anything else. The storyline and characters are sensational and I’m hoping to get my hands on the books from this author’s Sin Brothers series, of which this is a spin-off it seems. (Don’t worry, I didn’t feel like there were any story holes by not reading those first.) I’m already on a waiting list for the next two stories from this series.
Added 9/22/18: I would definitely advise reading the Sin Brothers series before this series. Although I didn’t feel it was a detriment that I hadn’t read the Sin Brothers books before I read this book, I’ve now started the Sin Brothers series and realized there are a lot of spoilers in the Blood Brothers books making the Sin Brothers books less suspenseful.