Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: Total Surrender ( Sin Brothers #4 ) by Rebecca Zanetti

Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti

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?




After waiting almost a year, we finally got Jory's book. I mean we read about him two years ago when he was first mentioned in Forgotten Sins as the MIA brother who they suspected was murdered. Of course that isn't so, and this is not even a spoiler.

But the mystery surrounding the missing Jory had been speculated since Book 1 and continue throughout the series. Finally we are getting some answers!

The heroine, Piper came in the form of a skilled hacker employed by the evil Commander to help remove Jory's kill-chip because the Commander can't just let his 'creation' die. You know since Sweet Revenge, we knew the brothers only have 6 weeks to live unless they remove the chip in time. I can't believe I spent more than a year waiting for their 6 weeks to take place. 

In the beginning, Piper was lead to believe that Jory was a traitor, thus she was having a hard time believing that Jory was innocent. Piper real identity also came as a surprise and resulting in a quite a delicate situation between her and the brothers.

I felt the romance was done just alright due the limited time they had shared. From the time they met until the climatic ending, they only have one week left before the kill-chip detonation. Is hard to make it into the kind of epic love like Nate and Audrey. Therefore, in my opinion compare to the rest of the brothers, I think Jory had a weaker romance plot.

To me, the highlight of The Sin Brothers series are always the fast pacing plot, action-packed, suspense, romance and the camaraderie among the Dean brothers. The major draw for me is always the brothers, especially when they blow things up together. They are all so badass. I know, is confusing why the series is called Sin Brothers, but in actuality they are the Dean brothers. 

Honestly, I thought this is the last book of the series. But apparently Rebecca is gearing for more or maybe a spin-off. I'm not sure whether I like the similar direction that the author seems to do going for. Since I had finished all 4 books according to sequence, I shall gladly declare that I love Blind Faith featuring Nate's story the most.

Rating 4/5