Review: Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Twisted Truths by Rebecca ZanettiTwisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti

Series: Blood Brothers #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Forever on November 14, 2017
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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.

With twists and turns that will blow you away, TWISTED TRUTHS is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.

The Delight

First the Sins Brothers and now the Blood Brothers… I’m down to my last brother and book of the series.  Reader gal having a bittersweet moment… But a moment is all I get because I’m still feeling a bit of a blissful reaction to the final scene.  Family- of the brooding, big, and strong protector variety get me every time.  Twisted Truths wrapped things up splendidly.

Review

Twisted Truths is the third and final book in the Blood Brothers series.  It does not make for a good standalone or out of order.  This whole series actually works best following the earlier Sins Brothers for which this group is a spin off.

Denver is the final Blood Brother to get his story, but its also a culmination of all their stories- Ryker, Heath and all the Gray brothers before them.  Denver is hot on the trail of Dr. Madison and sadistic, vengeful former Sheriff Cobb when he is sidetracked by a woman from his past.  He left Noni in an effort to protect her from the fallout in his life yet here she is naively putting herself in the crosshairs of Madison and Cobb when she puts a picture of them up all over the internet in a desperate effort to find him.  Denver spends the book racing ahead of the danger of his and Noni’s enemies and sorting out his past while knowing that his future is a showdown with Madison.
Noni, on the other hand, had no idea what drove Denver away and she’d rather be mad then hurt though, she is that- very much.  She goes with her guts that to get a baby girl back safely before a gang does bad things, she must call on Denver- ruthless, cold Denver- to help her get her goddaughter back.

This book was a blend of emotions and action and oh yes, the passion.  Its on the go, but it doesn’t stint on the character and couple development.  The author ties up all the strings in this one, but its got a few twists to keep the reader engaged to see how its all going to go down.

I love the story, the series, and even the formula, but I do have to say that one has to like the formula to appreciate the series when it comes to the romance.  Gutsy, stubborn, and hurting heroine vs. tough, vulnerable, over-protective alpha male.  See?  what’s not to like?
And I did like them, though, Noni’s ‘I have to push your buttons because they are there’ behavior when she was mad made me get a little restive.  She got past it and then I was all in.  Denver and Noni were a great pair and I loved seeing them help each other heal and bring out the best in each other.  And that doll of a baby sure had me swooning when she was in Denver’s arms.  These lonely guys sure do make for good family material.

All in all, I was engaged and struggled to put the book down for real life intrusions.  It was a strong story alone, but also a fantastic finish for the series.  Those who love a blend of passionate romance and heart-stopping action should give the Sins and Blood Brothers a try.

I got this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • RO

    Ooh, I love how this sounds Super Sophia! I’m a fan of action and suspense, and I’m thrilled to know I can check this one out without having to read the whole series. I’ve found that suspense novels with this kind of page count can keep a person on the edge of his or her seat. Definitely want to check this one out! Hugs…RO

    • Yep, then this will be right up your alley, Ro, because its loaded with the action. 🙂 Though, start with the first book because its good to get all three brother’s stories.

      Have a great week, Radiant Ro!

  • Debbie Haupt

    Ah Sophia Rose this is another author I want to read. Thanks its good to know they should be read in order and even further back than that.

    • Yes, I like to know how a book fits into a series and if that series is a spin-off so I try to share that when I know it. 🙂 Hope you get the chance at her books, Debbie. My favs are her Sins Brothers series.

      • Debbie Haupt

        good to know and thanks!

  • Great review. I can’t wait to read this series, and I love the way she finishes off a series, she is so great at it.

    • Oh yes, she’s one of the best authors about wrapping up a series strong, but actually, just getting them to wrap up and move on to new series. 🙂

  • I might pick this up from the library, I was disappointed with book 2 so I wasn’t really in a hurry to pick it up. I did like Denver tho and I was really curious about his history, I think that might motivate me

    • Yeah, I wasn’t thrilled with book two, either. Denver’s book was better for me. Library book is a safe way to go. 🙂

  • This sounds pretty good. I love finding books that are hard to put down.

    • Me, too. Her series are always so full of adrenaline and action.

  • I love the sound of this. I am big fan of romantic suspense and I love when they are difficult to put down.

    • Her books are great for the action and tension that keeps you reading ‘just one more chapter’. 😉

  • Oh yes. Sounds like a good job. I do enjoy her books but got a little bit behind on this series. Up the list it goes 🙂

    • LOL, its so tough to keep up with each and every series out there. I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I finally catch up or finish one. 🙂 Hope you have a good time with Denver and his bros.

  • I’m feeling left out, I should really start reading from Zanetti! Dang TBR

    • LOL, no need. There is plenty of time. I have so many that are on my list still to read. Her books are great so I hope you do eventually get to them, Vanessa. 🙂

  • Karen

    Yet another author I’ve wanted to try but haven’t gotten around to yet.

    For What It’s Worth

    • LOL, yes, so many… Karen. I have a fair few myself still on the wish list.

  • I have fallen behind with this series. I still need to read book 2. Sounds like I should get busy reading this series again. Great review!

    • No sweat. You’re still in it for the running, Carole. There are only three books so this is the last one.

      Thanks, lady!

  • Completely agree Sophia. I was happy with this one 🙂

    • It was just the right story for the last one. Now I’m curious about that new series I saw mentioned and of course the on going Scorpius series.

  • I like it when series like these that follow a different character in each book has a ending that wraps up all the stories. It sounds like a great ending to the series with how the author ties up the loose ends and still has some twists as well in the last book. Great review!

    • Yes, I agree. It was fun having all three brothers already introduced, but each getting their own story and romance. She did a great job keeping me guessing and still wrapping up all the plot threads.

      Thanks, Lola!

  • I finished this today. I can’t believe that we are done with that world. I love it and will miss it. I do think she did a great job wrapping up the series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I can’t believe it either. We’ve had the brothers to look forward to for a long time. 🙂