Series: Sin Brothers

Joint Review of Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted April 13, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Joint Review of Total Surrender by Rebecca ZanettiTotal Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Sin Brothers #4
Narrator: Karen White
Published by Hachette Audio on 03-31-15
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
Source: Publisher
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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?


Piper and Jory?

Jonetta: I thought she had a great sense of humor and he really was a badass. They were great together, especially when she was debating whether to trust him or not.

Jennifer: I thought Piper was great for Jory. She helped bring out his emotions and helped him have a little fun in a dark world.


Who’s your daddy?

Jonetta: Didn’t see that coming either! Probably my biggest WTH moment in the story. I had to rewind and listen again.

Jennifer: I liked the reveal. After all one Dean brother falls for the bitch’s daughter. It was only fighting that this love connection happened.


There’s a new crazy in town

Jonetta: Like the Commander and his crew weren’t crazy enough? The Protect group may be worse as they’re fanatical. Loved it.

Jennifer: Yeah we got a peek at their crazy in the last novel but we got more crazy this time around. I felt like that story line could have gone a little longer.


Most exciting moment?

Jonetta: Gotta be dealing with Jory’s kill chip. Down to the wire much!

Jennifer: For me it was the death of a very bad man. FINALLY!


Who Shot Jory?!

Jennifer: OMG! That was a shocker. Well kind of. I did have it have figured it out but only right before it was revealed.

Jonetta: It was a WTH moment for me.  I never saw it coming until the reveal.


Left Me Wondering

Jennifer: What about the mother of the year, the Protect group and the rest of the brothers? There’s potential for a spin off series.

Jonetta: Talk about leaving a huge door opening! More than potential for a spinoff. She left some nutty people out there in the world. We’re not quite done with the Deans, either. I’d read it!


satisfying end?

Jennifer: Even though there were a few things left unanswered I thought Total Surrender was a nice end to the Sin Bothers series.

Jonetta: It put a nice period on most of the open storylines and that worked for me, too. And, I liked Jory’s closure.


About Karen White

Jonetta: She made all the characters distinctive. I particularly liked her interpretation of Pippa and Mommie Dearest.

Jennifer: Karen brought her A game again. She knows the right amount of sassy to bring to the heroines and roughness for the Dean boys.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars

About Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included inAudiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards, recently for and You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.” Speaking of Audiobooks says of her, “Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators – if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try.”

About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day-or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars

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