Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
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...
Another great entry in the Sin Brothers series! I was super excited to read this book because Nate has intrigued me since book one and I wanted to meet the woman that he had let behind his emotional walls. I was also nervous that Nate's pain from loving Audrey would cause him to lash out at her creating a lot of angsty-drama. I needn't have worried...it was handled perfectly in my opinion.
Audrey is fighting to take down the Commander by working with a senator who will help her cause by making public what the Commander has been doing. She is at a political event when she sees Nate. He is everything she remembered and the pain of the memories is deep as she gave him up to protect him. Nate has just learned that Audrey was pregnant five years ago, and while he has always planned to find her again, that news put greater urgency to his plans. He isn't sure how much he can trust her, but he knows that he never forgot everything she meant to him.
When Nate learns that Audrey not only miscarried, but was actually injured in the explosions he set at one of the Commander's facilities, he is devastated. He, more than any of the brothers, has yearned to part of a family and knowing that his child was never born is a hard blow (the miscarriage was NOT caused by the explosion or the injuries Audrey received from hit--Nate is just upset that Audrey was hurt when he tried so carefully to make sure she wasn't there before he blew the place up). Learning that Audrey didn't want to leave him makes him more determined than ever to take her away somewhere safe, but Audrey is in a key position to help him find information on the codes that will
Along with Audrey working with her Senator friend and Nate being undercover to be near her, there are strange doings with people being murdered who have brands on their backs. Is there another secret program competing with the Commander? Why are so many of the deaths tying back to Audrey? With lots of characters with their own personal agendas, figuring out who is trustworthy and who isn't was pretty tough at times. I was surprised a couple of times by characters when their real motivations were explained but more often than not the bad guys got their booties handed to them by Nate which was always fun to read.
I loved Nate so much in this book and felt that Audrey really is the perfect match for him--she is sweet and loving but wants to protect Nate as much as he protects her. This is new for Nate and it soothes some of the jagged edges left over from his childhood. The hunt for information on Jory continues in this book as well with some interesting revelations--and since Audrey is Dr. Madison's daughter, we got to see more of her character as well. I found her to be really fascinating but oh man, is she an iceberg--super cold but you know there is so much more than what you see on the surface, although you are pretty sure whatever you aren't seeing is pretty deadly.
As with the first two books, it comes a time when Matt, Shane, and Nate must work together and as always, it was one of the best parts of the book. These brothers who have created a family for themselves against all odds are amazing...I cannot wait to read book 4 but I am also sad that this wonderful series will then be over.