ARC Review + Excerpt: Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted December 17, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Excerpt: Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti

4 Stars


Sweet Revenge
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Sin Brothers #2
Published by Forever
Released: December 3rd 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

 

  

“..Sweet Revenge was an enjoyable read. It was action packed and the mystery of who, where and why was quite exciting.” ~ Under the Covers

The gray brothers continue their search for their freedom. Time is running out and they must find a way to disable the deadly chip that can kill them. Honed with special abilities, the brothers will use it to their advantage to get what they want. Matt is the oldest of the brothers and Sweet Revenge is his story.

Matt is following a lead to a surgeon who may or may have worked on them during captivity. During his stay in a small town, he will meet Laney, a bar owner and will work for her. Simple enough and a good cover while he trys to find his surgeon but nothing in this town is what it seems. There are a lot of secrets and definitely lots of trouble.

Matt is the oldest of the brothers and his persona showed that. Ms. Zanetti revealed all his feelings about his brothers and how he took care of them from the beginning. My heart just broke for him. These brothers did plenty of bad things to survive. Because he was the oldest you can also tell the different attitude. Matt is more serious and definitely more intense compared to Shane from Forgotten Sins. There were less jokes and he wasn’t as playful. But he is just as hot!!!

Matt and Laney is a scorching hot couple. I love that they couldn’t get enough of each other. They first meet outside her bar and I found it hilarious. It’s not your typical meet and greet that’s for sure. Laney attempted to help Matt as he was injured and the sight of blood made her faint. It was actually quiet cute. I think her vulnerability but trying to be tough persona was the big attraction for Matt.  They were such opposites.  But what I love the most is that Matt, new what he wanted and he was not shy telling Laney exactly how he felt.  Matt is certainly the most intense of the brothers.  The only thing that I didn’t enjoy is certain scene where they did the “deed” under a stressful situation. I know there are some correlation to brain function/chemicals that heightens feelings of lust and love and I understand that. However, it’s not my favorite scenes and I can’t shake the anxiety of having someone come in and attempt murder while they are in them middle of “smexing”. I keep wanting to interrupt to tell them the bad guys are coming, the bad guys are coming!!! This doesn’t usually bother me as much but for some reason I couldn’t shake of the feeling.  I know it’s a little silly.  Other than that, Sweet Revenge was an enjoyable read. It was action packed and the mystery of who, where and why was quite exciting. The Gray brother’s quest is not over yet. Nate’s story is up and I’m hoping we find out more about Jory, their missing brother.

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Excerpt

Life would be easier if Matt could view the petite bar owner like a family member or even an employer, but as he watched her deliver another pitcher of tea to the women gathered around the table, he realized that was impossible. She laughed at something one of the women said, and his cock hardened. Again.

The woman had spunk, intelligence, and a heart-shaped ass. Of course he wanted her naked and sweating beneath him. That confused as much as irritated him. She was the exact opposite of what he usually looked for in a woman. Temporary, tough, and unemotional worked best, and the idea of being with someone soft and kind scared the shit out of him.

Laney was right to keep him at a distance.

The new phone he’d purchased early that morning buzzed, and he glanced down at his first text message of the day. Nate had texted that he was safe and would check in later. Relief relaxed Matt’s shoulders upon reading that his brother was all right. The guy hadn’t been out on a mission for years, and Matt had been worrying about him. Maybe Nate would finally heal from falling in love and being betrayed.

If anybody could throw a dose of cold water on Matt’s desire to pursue Laney, it’d be hard-assed Nate. He perceived only black and white, danger and safety. There was no safety in seducing Laney… for anybody. She wasn’t the woman Matt needed to find in Charmed.

Plus, as much as the idea turned Matt’s stomach, if he had to seduce the elusive Dr. Peters to secure her help, to save his brothers, he’d do it.

Of course, the family practitioner was the one woman who wasn’t sitting around the table. He’d paid special attention to the coroner and the veterinarian’s assistant, and the vet’s assistant was currently checking him out behind wire-rimmed glasses. Bright eyes showed intelligence and an interesting wariness. He shot her a smile.

Her cheeks pinkened, and she half turned to talk to the woman on her right.

Laney, sitting across from the vet, instantly shot a look his way, delicate eyebrow arched. He met her stare evenly, pleased when her high cheekbones filled with color. The fact that she kept his gaze with challenge in her eyes, even while blushing, pleased him even more. The polite thing to do would be to grant her a reprieve and look away.

Too bad he wasn’t a polite guy.

Laney should learn not to challenge him.

Her chair scraped back, and she muttered something to her friends and then calmly maneuvered around tables toward him, hips swaying… keeping his gaze the entire time. His shoulders went back, and his blood started to hum. Who was this woman so full of surprises?

She reached him, her eyes sparking in irritation. “Would you please stop turning the most successful businesswomen in town into simpering morons?” she whispered.

He blinked. Damn it. He focused down a foot at her irritated face. “What in the world are you talking about?”

Her body remained relaxed, but he could hear her heart thumping, and her expression was quickly transforming into anger. She kept her face angled away from the women at the table. “Stop smiling, stop flirting, and do your job.”

He lowered his face just enough to make her eyes widen. “You sound jealous.”

Ah. There was the fury. “I’m not, you jackass. Keep the charm in your pants, and stop flirting.”

Okay. He may have poured on the charm with the two women he needed to investigate, but he’d been trained in subtlety and covert action. “Why are you suddenly interested in what’s in my pants?”

Laney’s gasp heated him in all sorts of places. “If I have to tell you again to knock it off, you’re fired.”

The little spitfire had better be careful who she threatened. “So you want me unavailable to those women?”

Satisfaction filled her pretty face. “Exactly.”

“Okay.” He grasped her hip and covered her mouth with his. The kiss was hard, quick, and enough of a taste to make him crave more. He lifted away to gauge the shock on her face. “There. Now they think I’m taken.”

The air vibrated as her hand closed into a fist, and he shook his head. “You don’t want to hit me.”

“Why not?” she ground out.

For the first time, he let his mask slip so she could see the predator the government had created. “The second you make contact, I’ll have you on that bar, held tight, my cock pressed between your legs, my lips on yours until you beg for more. Even fully clothed, I may make you come—and I won’t care who’s watching.”

Her sexy mouth dropped open. Surprise and fury lit her eyes… along with desire. She tried to mask it, but he was an expert at reading people, and the woman was intrigued. “You egomaniac. I’m not remotely interested,” she whispered.

Surprising anger shot through him. “You want to threaten me? That’s fine. Challenge me? No problem.” He stepped even closer and into her space. “But don’t you ever lie to me. Ever, Laney.”

She pressed her hands against her hips, confusion blanketing her features. “We just met.”

The woman was correct. He had no right to demand a damn thing from her. For all she knew, he was a bad guy. But this once and with this woman, against all rational training and thought, he truly didn’t give a shit. He didn’t understand it, sure as hell couldn’t explain it. So he went with his gut. “Yeah, we did just meet. Those are the ground rules. Period.” He lowered his chin and waited for her to challenge him, anticipation lighting his veins.

About Rebecca Zanetti

USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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4 responses to “ARC Review + Excerpt: Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti

  1. Lori Meehan

    I love Rebecca Zanetti’s books and the first book in this series was great. I’m sure this one will be also.

  2. Sophia Rose

    I really liked his character from what little I saw of it in the first book. So glad it lived up to expectation in this second one.

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