The last one to fall…
Sam Reed is the only brother in the Reed family who hasn’t fallen head over heels in love. He has a promising contract to play professional football, but something is missing. Sam likes to watch cooking shows, snuggle on the couch, and he wants someone to do it with him. But with his go-getter lifestyle, it’s almost impossible to find the time to get to know one woman. That is, until he meets the one who makes him want to change his whole life.
A fake name and a world of hurt…
When Peck was twelve, she was called by a different name, lived with a different family, and had no prospects whatsoever. But now she finds herself the drummer in an all-girl band, makes more money than she ever dreamed possible, and she’s content. Until the day her birth mother shows back up.
Fame. Fortune. Stardom. Adolation.
Neither of them wants it.
They both have it. But can they have more?
I’m going to try to explain my thoughts on Zip, Zero, Zilch (ZZZ) by Tammy Falkner, but I’m not exactly sure how I feel about the book overall quite yet. It’s no secret that the Reed Brothers is my favorite series out there. I love catching up with the brothers as every novel/novella gets released. This time around was no different. In ZZZ, we receive exciting news from one brother and join another on his life altering journey. What I wasn’t a fan of was the main story of Sam and Peck.
Throughout the series, Sam has been a secondary character who was sometimes not really around since he was in college. We know he loves to bake, has a preference for women with curvier bodies, and he plays football, but I assumed there was more to him that we’d learn when his book came out. I was a bit disappointed that there really wasn’t much more. I think ZZZ focused more on Peck’s background and Sam’s was pushed back since we know his family’s story, even though he’s barely been around.
On top of the lack of Sam’s back story, the relationship between Sam and Peck is already in motion when this book starts. In the previous novella, it’s mentioned that Sam and Peck went out a few times, but it would’ve been nice to get a prologue to actually see these dates. We’re expected to instantly become invested in this relationship without any real foundation. This failure caused me to not care as deeply for the couple.
Now, I did like the book to an extent. I found Peck’s history to be interesting and heartbreaking. I’m intrigued by her sisters and can’t wait to see where their stories lead. As I said before, getting to check in with the brothers is one of my favorite parts about the series, and I wasn’t let down.
Overall, I would give ZZZ 3 stars. It was ok, and even good at times, but it lacked. For the final book in the “Brothers” series, it was a let down. As always though, give the book a shot for yourself. I’m not perfect, so maybe you’ll love it.