*I received a free copy of Total Surrender from Forever via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
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?
Oh my goodness, this final installment in the Sin Brothers series was definitely action packed! And fast paced. Total Surrender also had a little romance and a lot of different story-lines running alongside the main plot.
My Total Surrender review:
Can I start by squeeing a little with happiness because I finally got Jory’s story? Yes? *squee* Total Surrender truly showed me that each and every one of the brothers have an inner strength that is just as strong as their physical strength. The love and loyalty that have bound them together through a horrific childhood is even stronger now that they’re all adults, and Jory is the brother who has been missing in order to make the other feel complete and happy in their new lives.
Total Surrender has so many twists and turns it almost made me dizzy at times, but I just couldn’t get enough. Jory will stop at nothing to get free of the commander and find his three brothers once more, he didn’t really take Piper into account when he started making his plans to flee, though. And man, she is badass! A hacker, strong-minded and never ready to back down, she is loyal to the core – but just who has her loyalty?
The writing is fast-paced in Total Surrender, even more so than in the prior Sin Brothers stories, and it kind of had to be, so that the remaining loose threads could be taken care of… as much as possible. Without spoiling anything, there really isn’t much I can share about the story, but know that it completely blew me away! So many things happens, and there are many new characters involved as well. The trust issues are front and center, because it’s impossible to figure out who is on whose side, so the suspense was never-ending up until the very end.
Written in third person past tense, with some great dialogues to help us get a good grasp both on the action and on the characters, Total Surrender was like the ultimate roller-coaster, my feelings were all over the place, and the mystery kept on going strong. If you enjoy romantic suspense, this whole series is a must-read!
Some of my favorite Total Surrender quotes:
Where had se been? Companionship, even hers, was better than being left by himself. Except for the techs who dropped off his food and picked up his tray, he’d been alone with his thoughts, and inside his head wasn’t a pretty place to be.
She shook her head. The military place full of secrets was messing with her imagination and the romanticism she had to tamp down. Her stash of romances would remain untouched for a while, and after the job had been successfully completed, she’d reward herself with a weekend on binging on alpha males and surreal adventures.
Good. He’d never forgive himself if something happened to the spunky computer guru on his watch. Kidnapping somebody did carry responsibility, after all. The thought made him grin.
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