Total Surrender Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti (review)

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Review of: Total Surrender Audiobook

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On April 6, 2015
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Total Surrender Audiobook

By: Rebecca Zanetti

Narrated by: Karen White

Published by: Hachette Audio 03/31/2015

Total Surrender Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti


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Sin Brothers Series #4

12 hrs and 44 mins

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Total Surrender Audiobook Sample

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 chips 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?

©2015 Rebecca Zanetti (P)2015 Hachette Audio


Total Surrender

5 Hearts
Melanie S.

The Sin Brothers has been a whirlwind for me. I won an audiobook of book one last year and I’ve flown through the series very quickly. This series is packed full of adrenaline. I fell in love with all three of the Dean brothers in the first book and really enjoyed getting to know each of them. Reading each of their stories was a real treat. I quickly fell in love with each of the brother’s love interest as well. I love the women, even though the brothers are the main focus of the series. In the fourth and final book, we finally get to meet Jory, the youngest brother. It was well worth the weight.

For the the first three books, Zanetti has led us to believe that there was a very large possibility that Jory is no longer alive. His brothers saw him get shot, and didn’t hear from him again. We start this book with Jory back in the hands of the Commander. He has recently woken up from a two year coma. He has a chip in his neck, set to severe his spine within a week, just like his brothers. The difference, his is damaged and the computers can’t talk to it to deactivate it.

I was very surprised by the heroine, Piper. She is the daughter of the Commander. I can’t believe he has a daughter. She is a genius computer hacker. She was brought in to try to access Jory’s chip. She has a hard time knowing who to trust, her father, who she barely knows, or this prisoner, who she has been told has committed treason.

Total Surrender is a very fast paced story. All the books in this series have been quick, but this one is the fastest pace yet. There are tons of twists and turns, so we never know what is going to happen. Also, Zanetti really took this one to the wire. You really feel like you are holding your breath the entire time. The romance is hot. Jory gives new meaning to sexy.

I felt that the first three books of the series could be read out of order without missing out too much. This one is different, I would read last. I think you would miss something without knowing the full story going into this one. Total Surrender really wraps up the story of the Dean brothers. I will miss my time with the brothers and their females. This is a series that I will revisit again, that is for sure.

Total Surrender Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts
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Karen White nails the narration of this series. There are a bunch of characters in this final book of the series. Zanetti gives all the characters we’ve met at least a little page time, so White had to keep all the characters straight and clearly defined with each having their own voices. The emotion that is delivered throughout the series is great, but it is ratcheted up several notches in this final story.

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

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 there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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Narrator Karen White

Narrator 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 in Audiofile’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.



I like to thank Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Great review Melanie! This was a winner for me too! I’m glad I picked up this series. I finally found how good romantic suspense can be, and suspense in general for that matter 🙂

    • Shiloh Walker was the first to turn me onto romantic suspense. I like that they still the action and suspense of urban fantasy, just lack the paranormal aspect. I will say, that I’m still pretty picky about them. I wait for a recommendation from someone I trust, but I keep getting plenty. 🙂

  2. I’m bouncing between listening to this one and another audio right. I can’t wait to see how it ends.

    • You won’t be disappointed. My house got pretty clean while I listened as I found more reasons to keep listening. Always a good sign in my house. LOL

  3. I seriously need to read this series. Like, bad! It’s already on my must read list, so your review only makes me more eager to read it.

    • You must read this series. You won’t regret it. I’m so sad that I won’t have more time with the Dean brothers. Dean brothers are wonderful, sex, loyal and some well written characters. I loved the women too. They deal really well with the overprotective brothers. While I wouldn’t call them kickass, they are strong and willing to do what needs to be done.

  4. I’ll read/listen to this series one day. It sounds good

    • You won’t regret it. This series was so much fun. I think the lowest rating I gave a book in this series was 4 stars.

  5. Loved this series too, Melanie! I established Matt as my favorite early on and stuck to it, but a Jory might give him a run for his money.

    • OH, trying to pick a favorite brother would be hard. I would probably pick Jory, just for the computer geek side of him. It could also be that he is freshest in my mind. This would give me a good excuse to listen again. 🙂

  6. I loooove this series! I read this a few months ago and thought it was such a great ending to the series. I’ll have to add the audio to my wish list.

    • I really enjoyed Karen White’s narration of the series. I felt she really helped to add to the story. My favorite voice that she did was Dr. Madison. She really made her into a royal bitch. 🙂

  7. I haven’t read anything by this author yet but this sounds like a good series to start with! I’ll have to check out the audio sample and add it to my TBR, thanks for the great review Melanie!

    • This is the first series that I’ve read/listened to this author. She has a shifter series that I want to try. I’ve heard good things about it too.

  8. I’m on a fantasy rut now for two weeks. I’ve been reading Magic Bites for almost a week now. Just can’t get into it!

    I can only enjoy romance. I got book 1 of this, maybe I should try it, see if it manages to capture my imagination.

    • This is one of my favorite romantic suspense series. There is a slight hint of paranormal, as the Dean brothers are genetically enhanced, but still human. I hope you enjoy. I know a change in genre usually helps me with my ruts. Good luck. 🙂

  9. Oh, why haven’t I tried out this series?! It sounds right up my alley. Adding all the books to my TBR now. I love romantic suspense! Wonderful review, Melanie!

    • I hope you enjoy. The brothers have been a real treat. I miss them already. 🙂

  10. I’m so happy you loved the final Dean-brothers story, Melanie! I did too, and now I want them all on audio as well 🙂 Great review 🙂

    • Thanks, I just loved the Dean brothers. I miss them already. This will be a series that I will revisit at a later date, that is for sure. 🙂

      • I think I’ll just listen to the books – that’s become my way of re-reading stories I just can’t leave alone after reading them and loving them…

  11. Awesome review! I am adding this series to my audiobook wish list!

    • I think you would love series Jen. It is mostly suspense with a hint of paranormal and genetic tampering. I love the audio.

    • Wouldn’t a spinoff series be wonderful? She really left it open for one.

  12. I agree with you. this book is fast pace and definitely hot! The cover is eye catching as well. ~Ang

    • I really loved this entire series. It is the only thing I’ve read from this author, but will not be the last.


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