Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review - Twisted Truths

Title:   Twisted Truths
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Series:  Blood Brothers #3
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of Pages:   432
Date of Publication:  October 30, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
With twists and turns that will blow you away, TWISTED TRUTHS is a sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best.

"A pure adrenaline rush."--RT Book Reviews

You can't escape the past . . .

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.

This trade paperback edition contains extra bonus scenes not available anywhere else. 


MY THOUGHTS:

Denver Jones, along with brothers Heath and Ryker, are still trying to find Dr. Isobel Madison and Sheriff Elton Jones before they find them. If you have read Deadly Silence and Lethal Lies prior to reading this third book in the Blood Brother series, no doubt you will no why finding them in critical. As the story begins, Denver recounts his childhood and how he became embroiled in Madison's cruel life and why his life isn't his own, even as an adult.

Well, Noni Yuka practically brings Madison et al to the Jones' doorstep. Noni's infant niece Talia has been kidnapped and Noni needs Denver's help. They were a couple at one time, and although Noni has no idea why Denver left her, she firmly believes that Denver, as a private detective along with his brothers, is the only one who can rescue Talia. Noni blasts on social media that she and Denver are a couple.

Not only does this raise Denver's antenna, and he is more than eager to help, it also alerts Madison about the close proximity of Denver and his brothers. So, Denver has a boatload of troubles. No doubt, finding baby Talia and keeping Noni safe are critical to him. However, he knows Madison and Cobb will be close on his heels.

Denver had very good reason for abandoning Noni. His life is the epitome of danger. Leaving Noni was Denver's best way of protecting her. Now they are forced back together. Their connection is more powerful than ever, but also is the abject danger. Denver not only wants to help Noni find the baby, he wants to keep his brothers and their significant others safe, all while finding his mortal enemies.

For readers that have read the previous two books in the series, the fact that Denver truly regrets walking away from Noni is stressed. Now that she is back in his life, he is even more disillusioned.  All Denver ever wanted was for Noni to be safe.  Being back together is wonderful in many ways, but ultimately terrifying for Denver.

As with the previous stories, danger and passion war for attention. As far as the danger is concerned, Madison and the Jones brothers are closer than ever and that makes things extremely hairy. Meanwhile, the search for the baby presents wild dangers as well, especially considering who has her.

Twisted Truths is the third and final book in the Blood Brothers series. I read each story one after another and found myself completely enthralled. Ryker's story was first, then Heath's, and they were both amazing. However, there are extra layers to Denver's story and I found myself barreling through the story as I couldn't imagine how it would all work out. I love the Jones brothers, and from what I read of the Gray brothers (from the Sin Brothers series yet-to-read), I am truly impressed.

Kudos to Ms. Zanetti for snatching a couple of days out of my life and giving me a group of amazing people to engage myself with. 

Many thanks to Forever for this ARC for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Although I have the print ARC, I listened to this via audiobook. This version had a wonderful bonus scene.


Review for Deadly Silence,
https://www.robinlovesreading.com/2019/03/review-deadly-silence.html


Review for Lethal Lies,
https://www.robinlovesreading.com/2019/03/review-lethal-lies.html


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

SHORT BIO:

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over forty romantic suspense, dark paranormals, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.  Upcoming series are: The Blood Brothers, The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.  


LONGER BIO:


Rebecca Zanetti wrote her first story when she was six – a romance between a princess and neighboring prince.  The princess fell out of her castle and the prince rescued her. A happily ever after was had by all.


This theme of romance has been carried through Rebecca’s works until present time.  While today’s heroine may have a medical degree, black belt in Karate and her own 401K, she’s still after that happy ending.  And today’s prince may have fangs and wear a black hat, but hey, a modern princess likes a guy who bites.


Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis.  While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, a member of the Pi Phi Sorority and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. 


After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.  She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year.  She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that.  All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap.  But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer.   She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college.  Now she writes  romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers.


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 there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day.  Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work.  She is currently writes the Scorpius Syndrome series and the Realm Enforcer series (a Dark Protector spinoff) for Kensington Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series  and the Lost Bastard Series for Grand Central Publishing.


The Coeur d’Alene Press recently published an article about Rebecca called  “A Novel to Sink Your Teeth Into.”


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7 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this book. It looks good too. Great review.

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Great review.
    Gemma @ Gemma's Book Nook

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  3. Awese review! Book sounds great

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  4. I love the names of these characters! Noni, Denver, Talia. Very cool, thanks.

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  5. I love it when a book sucks me in like that

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