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.I'm just gonna stop a second...and lust over this cover one more time. If ever there was a cover that fit it's book this is it. Whew. This is so Shane. A man that's been found half beaten to death and can't remember a thing about his past or why he abandoned his wife two years earlier. There's mystery, there's action, there's romance. And it was pretty entertaining...
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?
Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
*Pinches bridge of nose* This hero, though. Shane. Let me tell you. Mother-effing bastard! got muttered a lot on this end. He's hot as hell but oh my god I'd twist his dick in a knot if I could. Whew, he takes alpha to a whole new level but dammit I loved him. I'd seriously be wanting to do a little unmanning then he'd do something and have me going all *girly swoon* then nope, yeah, back to wanting to put the hurt on his tender bits. LOL So I could so sympathize with Josie and her mixed emotions on this guy.
"I need to know. Are you scared of me?" He didn't know himself. Would he hurt her? The idea hat he'd harm such a tiny, defenseless woman was like a punch to the gut. Who the hell was he?As much as Shane had me going back and forth so did Josie. She's one heroine that is not going to be the damsel in distress. She can damn well save herself and she isn't one bit shy about putting her knee to action and laying into some dangly bits when said dangly bits are attached to a man acting like an ass. Even though she drove me a little crazy with her insistence on going to work despite the dangers (what is it with heroines and doing that?) I felt for her and her mixed emotions over Shane. She loves this man but he has hurt her something fierce even if he can't remember. I was really impressed with how Zanetti had me feeling the same uncertainties and waffling back and forth just like Josie.
She arched one delicate eyebrow. "If you're asking if you abuse women, the answer is no. If you're asking if you're an asshole, the answer is yes."
He huffed a laugh, barely holding back a wince as his eyes sparked agony. "I appreciate your honesty."
"Anytime." She tossed a thick blond strand over her shoulder and shoved open the exit door to the cool night air. "You might as well come on."
My favorite part about the book, I mean outside of the cover--yes, yes, coverwhore I know-- was the mystery and not knowing exactly what was going on. Trying to piece together the whos and whys of Shane's disappearance, who he actually was and the weird memories surfacing from his childhood kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat the whole time. Some things were a little predictable but oh there were some nice surprises too. I really liked his siblings and their bond as well. So many yummy alpha males. Whew!
Really I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this one. There were parts I loved. And there were parts that had me damn near fuming and steam coming out my ears over things that happened. But that's not really a bad thing. I love when an author can really spark that type of reaction out of me. So ah yeah while a few things left me torn I can't freaking wait to see what'll happen in book two.
Have you read Zanetti? What was your favorite?
Ever love a bastard of a hero?