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Forgotten Sins Review

Forgotten Sins Review

Title: Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers, #1)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Pages: 401
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Rating: ★★★

His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true... until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found... at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside — or who he even is — but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew — one who carries such a deadly secret?


I’ve been seeing Rebecca Zanetti’s name for a while now and I finally decided to give one of her books a chance. And I’m glad I did- this book was a enjoyable read! It reminded me of a cross between Maya Bank’s KGI series and Christine Feehan’s Sea Haven/Drake Sisters series. 

My feelings for this book are a little bit all over the place. I loved the action and the plot but I had a hard time with some aspects of the characters. It took me a while to really get into the groove of things but once I did I read it in two sittings. 

But I had one major problem with this book, it’s the way Shane treated Josie- or more accurately the way ALL the men in this book treated Josie. The men acted like Josie was incapable of just going about her day without their help. With the men saying this like, “I’m not going to let you ruin your life” or “let me handle it”. No- NO to all of that! There is a difference between Alpha male and controlling male. Shane (and the other men in the books) crossed that line and then some. I did not like it one bit. EVERY SINGLE MALE CHARACTER acted like it was their obligation to help Josie just make it through the day! And you’d think that Shane would maybe learn at some point to treat Josie like a person with a working brain but he doesn’t. Josie gets mad at him repeatedly for being so awful to her and yet she runs right back to him. No lesson learned- no behavior change- no compromise- nothing. It’s completely forgotten. No- just no.

However, if you are able to get past the overwhelmingly dominating behavior this is a good book. Lots of action and adventure and the love between Shane and Josie is real but I’d definitely punch Shane in the face A LOT if I were in Josie’s position. 

As of right now I don’t think I will be reading the rest of the books in this series. I liked this book but I did not overwhelmingly love it- but I think the parts of the book that really annoyed me will probably be just as prevalent in the others as well.

-Happy Reading!  

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