Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti Release Date: March 31, 2015 Publisher: Forever Book #4 in the Sin Brothers series Number of Pages: 384 Kindle edition Source: MCL Romantic Suspense M/F Rating: XXX Read 1/19/19 to 1/20/19
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?
The Dean brothers are finally reunited…and it’s so very sweet when they are. Now, I’ll caution you that it’s a ways into this book before Matt, Nate, and Shane get to see Jory with their own eyes, but it’s worth the wait. The beginning gives us some back story on where Jory has been for the last 2 plus years as well as introducing us to Piper. Heads up, this review is a tiny bit more spoilerish they I usually write. I won’t be giving anything huge away, but it’s hard to not mention a few things that aren’t in the blurb about the book while also writing a thorough review.
Dear, tough, naïve, hopeful, brilliant Piper. This girl got her claws into me right from the start. Her deep down need to know who her father is and to believe he would have been a great father if only he had known she existed. The way Dr. Madison and the Commander played her like a puppet all the while she fought the strings. She may be naïve, but the girl’s not stupid. I loved seeing her open herself to the truth bit by bit. Her trust in Jory opening up at the same time. Even when she had every reason to be afraid of him, she just knew Jory would never hurt her.
Jory’s desperation to gain his freedom and find his brothers was so deep. Then Chase comes into the mix and the big brother aspect of his personality takes over. Where Jory has always been protective of his brothers, he’s also always been the baby of the family. It’s a whole new feeling for him to have young boys he feels responsible for. The interactions between Chase and Piper as the story goes on are so touching. It’s one thing to know the Dean brothers grew up with no maternal or paternal figure in their lives. To see a teen in the same situation those boys used to be in get to have people care about him, and how he reacts to that, is heart melting.
Like I said, I was a bit spoilerish in this review. I can’t say more without giving full on spoilers. Just know this story is a perfect ending to this part of the Dean brother’s story. I did things backward and read the Blood Brothers series first, so I know we’ll see these characters again. Do yourself a favor and read that series if you haven’t yet. It’s just as amazing as this one and adds a whole other layer to the overall story of these test tube soldiers.