Forever / May 6, 2014 / $2.99 digital
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.
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 . . .
In Rebecca Zanetti's Blind Faith, the Dean brothers have been on the run for five years from the Commander and his training facilities for genetically engineered super soldiers. Formerly known as the Gray brothers because of their eye color, three of the Deans are searching for answers. Jory, the brother they thought was dead, may be alive after all and they need to find him.
The more pressing issue, however, is finding the information to deactivate the chips attached to their spines at the base of their necks. In just three short weeks, the chips will detonate and end the Dean brothers...unless Nate can do the thing he hates the most: contact the first love who betrayed him, Audrey Madison, and get her to talk.
Nate was the first of his brothers to find love. In this third book of the Sin Brothers series, the mostly silent and usually angry Nate may get a chance to have love again. That is, if he can ever bring himself to trust the only woman (actually, the only person besides his brothers) that he let into his heart—until she broke it. Audrey is the daughter of sadistic sociopath Dr. Isobel Madison who is responsible for cataloging, performing, and participating in atrocities against all of the soldiers under the Commander. As Isobel’s daughter, Audrey was beholden to the Commander as well.
Originally, she was told to befriend Nate, but they ended up falling in love. Nate was the perfect brother for this “experiment” because he was the one who persisted in finding normalcy despite their situation. Five years ago, the Commander told her to break her relationship with Nate off, or he would kill him. Audrey did what she thought was best, knowing it would break Nate’s heart. She accepted his hatred of her, but was also hurt that he couldn’t see she didn’t have a choice.
What Nate didn’t know is that Audrey was there the day he and his brothers escaped their facility. Through careful planning, Nate had made sure that she wasn’t going to be there, but Audrey ended up desperately needing to go to the infirmary because it was the most technologically advanced facility anywhere. For a distraction, the Dean brothers escaped the compound by blowing up several buildings at the same time. In the confusion, no one would know where to look for them to stop them. As a result, Audrey’s leg was crushed. Even five years and several state of the art surgeries later, Audrey is lucky to be walking, even if it is with a slight limp.
Now Audrey is working on a plan of her own to take down the Commander, still hoping she can keep her mother safe. She is allowed to live outside of the facilities as an aide to a US Senator, and is supposed to be influencing him to move funding to the Commander’s projects. Nate, in disguise, has infiltrated a company competing for that funding, and starts seeing Audrey while hiding in plain sight.
Trust and lust are the names of the games as Nate makes contact with Audrey. The sparks between them are there like they never left, and the more time they spend together the more they can’t deny their feelings. Anger and biting remarks turn to passion and sexy times. Some layers of the past are revealed, but each of them is still keeping their current plans close to their chest. With each encounter, they start to feel more comfortable sharing confidences, but the stakes get raised all the way when dead bodies start piling up and are connected to Audrey.
Trust becomes paramount as they try to figure out not only who is trying to implicate Audrey in murder, but who would be dumb enough to do it in defiance of the Commander? As they are so close in finding out all the answers, Nate and Audrey are closing in on the thing that means the most to both of them: Family.
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Nicole Leapheart's alter ego is Miss Boxy Frown, and she posts book reviews and TV recaps at missboxyfrown.blogspot.com. She reads and watches everything from romance to sci-fi, but enjoys it even more if some smut is involved. And tattoos.