Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti Release Date: January 1, 2013 Publisher: Forever Book #1 in the Sin Brothers series Number of Pages: 384 Trade paperback Source: Warren Public Library Romantic Suspense M/F Rating: XXX Read 9/20/18 to 9/22/18
After reading this author’s Blood Brothers series, I couldn’t wait to go back and read this series. The Sin Brothers series comes first, but I hadn’t realized that when I discovered this author. I said in my review of Deadly Silence that I didn’t think it really took away from that story. Well, I really enjoyed this story but wish I had read this series first. There are things I know about certain characters, from even just seeing snippets of some of them in the Blood Brothers series, that took some of the mystery away from what was going on in this book. Again, I really like this story a lot…I just wish I had read it first.
Daisy is a great heroine. She definitely is a soft and feminine woman, but at the core she is one tough lady. Regardless of what it looks like to the outside world, she is not a pushover. She may grapple with a lot of decisions of the heart (after all, her husband disappeared out of her life 2 years ago only to reappear mysteriously), but she’s strong of spirit and does not let anyone walk all over her.
Shane is always in protection mode with Daisy. It’s easy to see that he wouldn’t have left her if not for concerns for her safety. Since his reappearance is only because he has amnesia and the authorities call her, it’s easy to wonder if he had ever planned on popping back up in her life. Although there are a lot of things going on that point, with big neon signs, to Daisy being in danger, it never seems to me that the danger is coming from Shane. He only wants her safe and happy.
I love the chemistry these two have. No matter how much Daisy was hurt by Shane and is beyond angry at him leaving, and no matter than Shane doesn’t even remember Daisy, there are sparks flying when they’re together. This big, tough, brutal-seeming guy is so tender and careful when it comes to their physical interactions. It’s really quite sweet.
This story is amazing and a great set-up for what’s to come for the Dean brothers aka the Gray brothers. Again, I strongly recommend you read this series BEFORE the Blood Brothers series. I’m kind of bummed I knew some of the outcome since I had read the others first.