Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti Release Date: May 16, 2017 Publisher: Forever Book #2 in the Blood Brothers series Number of Pages: 449 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Romantic Suspense M/F Rating: XXX Read 8/28/18 to 8/29/18
As with the first book in this series, Deadly Silence, this story is action packed. There are twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Also, as with the first book, there are some continuity issues that irked me. But I’m easily annoyed when it comes to such things. And honestly, I still enjoyed this book immensely.
The parts of this story that deal with Heath and Anya and Heath’s brothers I really love. There is great romantic/sexual chemistry with Heath and Anya while there is a wonderful familial chemistry with all the brothers and Zara. The parts that deal with the POV from Isobel Madison and Elton Cobb tended to slow the pacing of the story down for me. I even made a note at one point to check back at the end of the story to see if these tidbits were necessary to the overall story because, at the time, I felt like they weren’t. Well, things did kind of circle back around to things that had been happening with them in the end so hang in there and read those parts. It’s not that they were badly written or anything of that nature. They just somehow messed with the flow for me.
Anya did tend to annoy me with her stubbornness, but I could also understand her strong need to do this for her sister. I also had to remind myself that although I know Heath’s secrets, she does not. So where I wanted her to just get over herself and let herself fully trust him, I also know why she couldn’t do that when he as much as admitted he had huge secrets he wouldn’t let her in on. Which leads me to point out that I don’t think you will enjoy this story even a fraction of what I did if you’re trying to read it as a standalone. If you haven’t read Deadly Silence yet, go and read that story first. There are a lot of important things that you really need to know going into this book.
I was a bit disappointed that Heath’s “abilities” weren’t used a bit more in this story. They’re mentioned, but not really delved into. I was hoping we’d get a bit more about what these brothers could do with each book. It was almost, but not quite, like their “otherness” was being glossed over sometimes.
This book still kept me turning the pages, even with the issues I have with it here and there. I’m really excited for Denver’s story. He seems like a bigger mystery than the others and his abilities are a bit more intriguing.
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 these books, 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.