Series: Sin Brothers #3
Published by Forever Romance, Grand Central Publishing on 05/06/2014
Genres: Military Romantic Suspense
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A betrayal he couldn’t forget…
For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there’s only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he’d never trust again.
A love she couldn’t deny…
The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He’s just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there’s an edge to him now that’s as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can’t refuse. But she has secrets of her own–secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .
Let me just get this off my chest and then we can move on with the review. Let’s take stock: 1) Audrey works for a high profile Senator who is being lobbied for funding by groups who are pretty big power players with shady dealings. 2) She works for the organization her mother and the “Commander” belong to and he’s having her followed by guards day and night. 3) Apparently another covert operation unit is putting her life in danger. And 4) The man she loved and who nearly destroyed what her mother and the “Commander” were trying to build thinks she betrayed him and is trying to get close to her again to get at them. And NONE of these groups or individuals thinks to bug her apartment?!?!? WHA??????? I just can’t wrap my brain around that. I mean how good are you at being all top secret/covert organization when you ignore a basic Spying 101 technique? Maybe it was implied and I missed it, but I don’t think so. They don’t tap her phone, her computer…nothing. They can splice genes but not implant chips to reroute her mobile? I just can’t wrap my brain around this.
Ok, review: Despite the incredible ‘WTF’ listed above I liked the book. It was entertaining and kept me reading. Mostly because I like Nate and I like the dynamic between him and his brothers. I like the plot behind their existence and the times where they go into their ‘little boy lost’ moments are quite heart tugging. I just wanna give them all a hug and not even in a sexual way. Ok, maybe a little ;P I like how atypical their relationship is. How they don’t grow up all repressed, but pretty much the opposite. It’s a nice change. Not meaning they blubber and watch Hallmark movies all day, but they also don’t shut each other (or those they love) out.
Audrey…did I love her? No. Did I hate her? No. I was kind of between. There were times she kicked butt and times she annoyed me but overall I was just, meh.
I also liked the fact that the past ‘betrayal’ between Nate and Audrey is dealt with pretty quickly and we don’t spend pages upon pages of them trusting/not trusting/trusting/not trusting…you get the picture. That was such a nice change of pace. This meant the story moved. Quickly. It’s amazing how much was packed in its pages.
Overall, its an enjoyable read and if you like military suspense, with some biotech (cloning, nanotech, etc), political intrigue and a some good old romance thrown in, then this is definitely the book for you 🙂