cover image Forgotten Sins

Forgotten Sins

Rebecca Zanetti. Grand Central/Forever, $6 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-1-4555-7444-5

After two months of marriage, Josie Dean’s husband, Shane, abandoned her, leaving her to take refuge in her accounting career. Two years later, an amnesiac and bloody Shane reappears, with little memory of his past life but with an unwavering certainty that he still wants Josie and must protect “his woman.” Josie wants him to finalize their divorce, but her determination to move on with her life is at war both with Shane and her own desires. As Shane puzzles out his past, he realizes he’s more of a deadly weapon than a man, with superhuman strength, hearing, and expertise in killing. Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy the twists and reversals that Zanetti (the Dark Protector series) puts her protagonists through, and there’s a sly subversion of the tiresome trope of the helpless little woman and the brawny protective man as, time and again, Josie proves more than capable of taking care of herself. Agent: Caitlin Blasdell, Liza Dawson Associates. (Jan.)