Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Sins Brothers #3
Release Date: January 27, 2015 (paperback)
My Rating: 5 Stars!!
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 . . .
She balked. “No.” God. She couldn’t dance with him, couldn’t be touched by him.
“Yes.” His hold slid down to the back of her elbow, and he ushered her toward where the orchestra was playing “I Will Wait for You” by Michel Legrand. The warmth in Nate’s touch flared her nerves to life in an erotic need she’d worked hard to overcome.
“Shhh.” He tightened his hold and drew her into an impressive erection.
She gasped, her face heating, her sex convulsing. Blinking, she glanced up in confusion to see if he was as affected as she was and stilled at the look in his eyes.
Furious. The man was truly furious. Even with the contacts masking his eyes, his anger shone bright.
She tried to step back and didn’t move. Yeah, she knew she’d hurt him when she’d ended their relationship, but after nearly five years, he shouldn’t still be so mad. He’d had freedom for five years, which was a hell of a lot better than she’d had. She’d had pain and fear and uncertainty. She blinked. “What is wrong with you?”
His impossibly hard jaw somehow hardened even more. “Oh, we’ll discuss that shortly.” Threat lived strongly in the calm words. “For now, we’re going to finish this dance. Then you’ll take the north exit and meet me in my car so we can talk.”
“If I don’t?” she asked quietly, wings fluttering through her abdomen.
His hold tightened imperceptibly. “I know where you live, I know your daily routine in working for Senator Nash, and I know where you go when you need time alone. You can’t hide, you can’t outrun me—and you know it.”
The hairs on the back of her neck rose. “How long have you been watching me?” More importantly, why hadn’t she noticed?
“A week. Long enough to know the two apes toward the doorway are following you, too. What’s up with that?” His hold tightened just enough to show his strength.
She shrugged. “They haven’t made a move, so I’m not worrying about it.” Not true, and by the narrowing of Nate’s eyes, he could still smell a lie a mile away. “The commander is having me followed.”
Nate’s jaw clenched. “Why?”
“Dunno.” They didn’t have time to discuss it. “You should go now.”
“No.” He spun her, easily controlling their movements.
Her leg hitched, and she stumbled against him.
He frowned. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing.” None of his damn business, that was. “What do you want to talk about?”
His gaze narrowed, and he spun her again. She tripped again. Her damn leg didn’t move that way. She glanced toward the doorway and the two soldiers watching her. They’d straightened to alert stances. Damn it.
“What’s wrong with your leg?” Nate asked, brows furrowing.
Oh, they were so not going into her injuries on the dance floor. “You almost sound like you care.” She threw his words back at him, gratified when his nostrils flared in irritation.
His gaze probed deep, wandering down her neck. He blinked several times, his chest moving with a harsh intake of breath. “I like your dress,” he rumbled, his voice a low whisper.
With his tight hold, she had no doubt the tops of her breasts were visible. “Nathan, don’t—”
“Don’t what?” His gaze rose to her lips. A light of a different sort filtered through his angry eyes. She knew that look. Her body heated and her thighs softened. His erection jumped against her, and she bit down a groan.
“One kiss, Audrey.”
Her eyes widened to let in more light. “No,” she breathed. One of his hands held hers, the other pressed against her back. Thank goodness. He couldn’t grab her and kiss her, no matter how appealing the thought. “Bad idea.”
“I know.” Nate didn’t need hands. His lips met hers so quickly, she never saw him move.
His mouth covered hers with no hesitancy, no question—as if he had every right to go deep. His tongue was savage and demanding, holding nothing back and accepting no evasion. He tasted of loneliness, anger, and lust. Hard, needy, demanding lust.
The men at the door were watching.
But her body didn’t care—instantly igniting instead of pushing away. Her heart thundered in her ears, and she fell into his heat, uncaring of whether or not he caught her. He wrapped around her, his unyielding body holding her upright. He caressed her with his tongue, and she met him thrust for thrust, fierce pleasure lighting her on fire.
She forgot where they were, who they were, everything but the desperate need he created.
He broke the kiss, blatant male hunger crossing his face. His breath panted out even as he moved them in tune with the music.
She softened against him, allowing him to lead so she didn’t collapse. Her mind whirled, and she shook her head to regain reality. “Nathan, what do you want?” The question emerged as a breathless plea she couldn’t mask.
That quickly, all hints of desire slid from his face. His chin hardened. “Want? I want to know what happened to the child you were carrying five years ago when you ripped out my heart. Where’s my baby, Audrey?”
Oooh it keeps getting better and better! I love the Sins brothers SO much! Most of all, I am head over heels in love with Nate. I have been waiting and waiting for this story. I'm such a sucker for a second chance at love. Especially when the couple was forced apart by outside forces. With Audrey and Nate they have a lot to come to terms with. Hurt, betrayal, misunderstandings, lost opportunity, you name it and they've got it on their to-do list. Putting all of that aside this couple is explosive and magnetic together. In a series I always have that on character that I latch on to and become obsessed with learning their story. Nate was it for me. Matt may have been the glue of the brothers, but I think Nate took on more of a burden than anyone. He is willing to sacrifice everything for his family. Audrey knows that feeling all too well. Even when she's been tossed aside time and again by her mother she is faithful to a fault.
Nate and Audrey's story picks up right around the time the second book left off. *Minor spoilers ahead as the books intertwine almost completely* The brother are still out to find the solution to turn off the kill switches that will have them turned to dust in a matter of weeks. Nate, believing that Audrey is still under the Commander's control, goes after her to use her as a pawn. However, things are not always like they seem. Audrey is forced to divulge heartbreaking secrets that alter Nate's reality and they are soon begrudgingly working together. Before they can even come to some sort of resolution and peace with their past, Audrey is betrayed and violated in one of the worst possible ways. The clock is running down, the pieces aren't adding up, and no one knows who to trust.
I'll have to warn you, Blind Faith got my heartbeat elevated and my breath hitching. It is non-stop action and heart-clenching scenes. Audrey and Nate have one of the toughest stories to tell. Most of it stems from their past, but with new developments they will have to lay more than just their lives on the line. Ms. Zanetti brought me from hurting to hopeful and back several times. All I have to say is you have to read the book. It may have come to a conclusion, it may have not. Those of you who have read it, will finally get the answer to that burning question that has been lingering throughout the series. I'm literally biting my fist right now because I *want* to talk about it, but I also don't want to spoil it. So alas, I will leave you with: It's freaking amazing and you should go devour the whole series!
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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