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Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted November 17, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Twisted Truths by Rebecca ZanettiTwisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #3
Narrator: Karen White
Published by Forever on November 14, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars
one-half-flames

Noni is desperate. Her infant niece has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is a private detective with too many secrets to count--and more enemies than he can name. A man who walked away from Noni without any warning a year ago, a man who broke her heart. But with Talia's life on the line, Noni needs his help now more than ever--and this time, she won't take no for an answer . . .

The moment Denver Jones sees Noni, the memories come rushing back. The fire in her eyes. The determination in her voice. The danger of having her in his life. Denver had to push her away once, but now with vicious criminals threatening Noni and her niece, he'll do whatever it takes to protect them. But enemies from his past are circling, and they'll use anything--and anyone--to get to Denver.

 

           

The Blood Brothers series is back! I love the strength and intelligence of these guys and their family camaraderie.  They are skilled; and they plan their operations. They don’t just wait for things to happen or for others to make their move. Their stories are packed with action and clenched pit of the stomach suspense because consequences for failure are brutal.

I felt I knew Denver pretty well; his issues and secrets were expected. I’m so glad he had his brothers but also Jory at his back, in every way. Noni was nicely developed, complete with her extended family, but while she was certainly brave I felt annoyed with areas where she was naive enough to border on TSTL  The danger was high enough with Denver’s long-time enemies of Cobb and Madison without Noni having her own death threats.

Twisted Truths tied up all the issues and gave tiny peeks at the rest of the gang and their situations. I highly recommend reading or listening to the Sin Brothers series and following it up with the entire Blood Brothers series to get the whole story and all the connections. If you listen, it is Karen White for both series. This is one of my favorite authors in this genre and though this is the end of the trilogy, it would be awesome to have some more mysteries in this world to follow up on all the guys. Their businesses in investigation and security could have plenty of cases which would be more than interesting if the author chose to re-visit the world.

About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times 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 is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

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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