Review & Giveaway – Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

Total Surrender
Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: March 31st
How I got this book: NetGalley
Reviewer: MinnChica

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?
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’ve really enjoyed the Sin Brothers books since I read the first one. Zanetti pulled me into this amazing world, and I can’t stop reading!

Jory is the youngest of the Dean brothers, and after he was shot and re-captured by the Commander, he is positive that he doesn’t have much longer to live. He’s accept it, and as long as he can save his brothers, he doesn’t care about himself. Then he meets Piper, and he realizes that someone might finally be able to help him save his brothers.

Piper has always wanted to meet her father and form a relationship, but her father is stone cold and unable to create the kind of bond she wants. Although she’s been warned away from Jory, Piper begins falling for him and realizes that she would do next to anything to save him.

I was so excited about this story, because I desperately needed to see what was going on with Jory. Was he dead? Alive? Held captive? Zanetti left so many questions open that I couldn’t WAIT to get the answers to them, and she did not disappoint. This book blew all my expectations out of the water, and I sincerely hope that she continues writing within this world.

While I absolutely loved the resolution to the overall storyline, I was a little bummed by the romance between Jory and Piper. Don’t get me wrong, the sexual tension between these two was off the charts, but the progression of their romance didn’t work for me as well as the previous books did. I really liked them as individuals, and enjoyed them as a couple, but I wanted MORE from their romantic journey.

Poor Jory was so sure that he wasn’t going to make it, but his absolute devotion to saving his brothers was so great to watch. I loved that he approached his last week of life with a single-minded focus of saving his brothers. It was so perfect! I loved that he was also super protective of Piper, even after learning her secrets. It just goes to show how much of a sweet and genuine hero Jory was.

Piper was so cute with all her nerdy talk. 🙂 I loved that she was a geeky heroine, she was so great at being that adorable and loveable nerd.

All in all, I thought Zanetti did a fabulous job wrapping up this storyline for the Sin Brothers books. I absolutely adored the Dean brothers, and I loved the high paced action of each book, along with the perfect blend of smokin’ hot romance. This is a fabulous series, and I hope that Zanetti has plans for more!
I give Total Surrender a B+


*Thanks to the folks at Forever, we have an additional print copy of Total Surrender to giveaway to US/Canada addresses. Please leave a comment about your favorite series featuring strong brotherly ties to enter. Giveaway ends April 6th. Good luck!

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7 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway – Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti”

  1. library addict

    For me it’s a toss up between Matt and Nate. But I liked Shane, too. And I’m looking forward to reading Jory’s story.

  2. Matt is my favorite. He is the eldest of the four and he has so much responsibilities. I’m glad he found his one and only love.

  3. Do I still qualify for the giveaway if I confess that I don’t have a favorite–because I haven’t read any of the books yet?

  4. Cheryl Sanders

    Matt is my favorite because it’s the only book I have read. I definitely have them on my TBR list!

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