Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

Sins Brothers Book 4:

Total Surrender: Jory Dean and Piper Oliver

Total Surrender (Sin Brothers, #4)


A fight he must win...

Piper Oliver knows she can't trust him. They warned her that the tall, dark, and sexy black-ops soldier Jory Dean would try to win her over with his steel-gray eyes and deadly charm, but she won't be conned by this man they call a traitor. All she has to do is figure out the science necessary to save his life, and she's done. Something isn't adding up, though, and she won't rest until she uncovers the truth-even if it's buried in his deep, dangerous kiss.

A passion she can't resist...
Jory will do anything to reunite with and save his brothers-even kidnap the gorgeous woman who's working to deactivate the deadly chip in their spines. But the forces determined to destroy his family won't let them go so easily. Keeping Piper alive is more than he bargained for-and so is his burning desire for her. But with every second bringing him closer to certain death, can he afford to lose himself in her hot and willing embrace?
At the end of Blind Faith I was dying to get my hands on Jory’s story. The fourth and youngest brother who held a special place in each of the brothers hearts and they mourned for and yet desperately hoped was still alive. We all desperately hoped he was still alive; there was just the sliver of hope in all of us.  So when Jory is alive and mostly well, I’m sure all of us did a little mental happy dance. So when Jory’s book FINALLY got here I couldn’t wait to get started on it. I came into this book with high hopes and expectations, especially since this is the last of the original four brothers.
So did this book live up to my expectations? I’m still pondering that…
I loved loved loved Jory, the right combo of military and geek. He could talk all nerdy and then go into combat mode in a blink of an eye. I think all of us dorks/geeks/nerds secretly or not so secretly long for a macho nerd. It’s the best of both worlds. I even liked Piper, she is just as geeky as Jory and is determined to help save him and his brothers. She was put into high stress situations and kept her wits about her. You have to admire that.
What I am less sure of is some of the plot. Piper is the Commanders long lost daughter. Eh… Didn’t we just do this with the last book except for the long lost part and then the Commander’s complete detachment from their offspring, just like the last book. So here again we have a child of a sociopath that has to realize that their parent is a sociopath. **sigh** Fell a bit flat.  The romance between Jory and Piper at times felt forced. I wasn’t convinced even by the end. The PROTECT group is also back and I wasn’t that sure of them in the last book. I’m even less convinced in this book and the ending kind of left it unresolved. Although this may have been on purpose… Also, there were references to Jory’s already enhanced senses being even more enhanced but it wasn’t fully developed.
I did like the introduction of a few new young (as in kids) soldiers. You wanted to see a better life for them because no one deserves that kind of childhood. One in particular is a smart cookie and I hope when he’s all growed up he gets revisited. Overall, I did really enjoy the book. We got visits from all of the brothers and their mates, it was action packed and fast paced. There were a few things that were eh but all in all still entertaining. I hope this isn’t the last of this series and I believe it was left so that if she chooses to Zannetti can come back to it.
4 Flames


  1. This just sounds fantastic...I love this author, but am in the middle of her vampire series, so I hope once I finish that I will have more time for her other books.

  2. It's a really good series! I recommend it. The vamp series is good too and I think she has a spin off of that series coming out in the near future.