Blog Tour and Giveaway: Total Surrender: Rebecca Zanetti

Total Surrender (Sin Brothers #4)
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Expected March 31, 2015

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?

“Madison? I have one week to live. For once, have a heart and let me live out my last days.” It was the closest he’d come to asking the brilliant scientist for anything after she’d started hitting on him when he’d reached puberty. She had a record for playing with cadets, and he’d kept his distance, as had his brothers, he was sure.

“I didn’t raise you to be a quitter. Don’t worry. I have a plan,” she said.

As usual, he’d have to work against her. He shoved a hand through his hair, which had begun to curl at his nape.

“What’s the plan?” If he was going to figure out a way to save his brothers, he had to get out of there.

“For one thing, I’d like to schedule you for another MRI. Your brain is functioning . . . abnormally.” She stared at his forehead as if she could see into his gray matter, her lip curling. “I’m having a PET scan set up for later today, also.”

Fuck, shit, and damn it all to hell. He couldn’t let her discover his special abilities, nor those of his brothers. They’d succeeded for years in hiding the very skills that had kept them alive. But ever since the coma, something new percolated in his mind. Something he apparently couldn’t hide now.

“You’ve been doing scans for months. Nothing is different.”

“The scans from last week are different.” She tapped a red fingernail against her lips.

Yeah. His best guess was that new paths had been forged in his brain during the coma, and a weird tingling in his lobe had begun the previous week. Maybe it was his special abilities increasing in power, or maybe it was something new. Either way, he had to mask the truth.

Two heartbeats echoed from outside the room, so he tilted his head to hear better while trying to appear bored. Dr. Madison had no clue about his heightened senses or his extra abilities, and he needed to keep it that way.

A soldier entered first, followed by a woman in her mid-twenties, who slid out from behind him.

Jory’s breath caught in his throat. Exquisite Jory’s breath caught in his throat. Exquisite. For once, that word could be applied accurately. She stood to about five foot six in black boots wearing a matching leather jacket. Light mocha-colored skin, curly black hair, and eyes greener than the most private parts of Ireland.

She took one look at him and stepped back.

He moved forward and flashed a smile that made her eyes widen. If he had to scare her to make her leave, he’d do it.

Anybody seeing him in captivity would be killed by the commander after serving their purpose. So he forced sexual tension to filter through the room.

How he could do it, he wasn’t sure. Maybe pheromones and bodily heat waves, and the ability came easier now than it had before the coma. It was a hell of an advantage to use sometimes, and he ignored Madison’s quick intake of breath when he employed it.

“Is she for me?” he asked, forcing his gaze to run over the newcomer’s body and surprising himself when he hardened in response. God. He’d been on a mission and then in a coma for two years before spending time in captivity recuperating. When was the last time he’d gotten laid? Way too long ago.

He’d always liked women, although he’d never gotten close to one. Not really. They were either part of a mission or worked as doctors in the facility, and those certainly couldn’t be trusted.

This one was petite with delicate bone structure and clear, intelligent eyes. Whatever her purpose, she sure as hell didn’t belong in the dismal place. Hopefully she’d turn on her heel and get out since he’d leered at her.

Instead she lifted one eyebrow. Her face flushed. “So that’s him.”

Well, damn. Another angel with the heart of a demon. A pang landed squarely in Jory’s chest. Beauty should never be evil. “Yeah, that’s me,” he murmured, dropping the sensual attack. “Who are you?”

She opened her mouth and shut it as Dr. Madison shook her head. “It doesn’t matter who she is,” Madison muttered. Grasping the woman’s arm, Madison led her over to a computer console. “Get to work, and remember the rules.”

The woman jerked free and stepped away from Madison. She eyed Madison like an opponent in a boxing ring—with wariness and determination.

Jory frowned, and his instincts started to hum. Was the woman a prisoner, like him? Maybe he could gain them both freedom, with her help. She was outside of the cage, now wasn’t she? He smiled.

Dr. Madison glanced back toward Jory, her gaze narrowing. “Leave her alone to work, and I won’t have you tranquilized again.” With that, she allowed the soldier to escort her from the room, and the door nicked shut behind her.

The woman sat at the console and turned toward him. “Piper. My name is Piper.” She eyed the partition. Her voice was smooth and sexy . . . feminine. She guarded her expression well. “They didn’t give me your name.”

Yeah. They wouldn’t have thought to give his name. “Jory.” He really liked the way her tight jeans hugged her curves, and he appreciated the intelligence sizzling in those spectacular eyes. She’d have to be smart to help him escape.

“Why are you here, Piper?”

She exhaled slowly and stretched out her fingers. “I’m here to save you, Jory.”

“A week with a Dean brother is like a year with anybody else. You know. With the shooting, the espionage, the fighting for their lives.” 

I have been waiting for Jory Dean's  story to finally be told, and it did not disappoint. Matt, Nate, and Shane have been looking for their youngest brother, Jory for years and now we know his fate.  Jory knows he needs to escape where he is being held captive, reunite with his brothers, and deal with the ticking time bombs that are supposed to kill them all.

Piper is a computer hacker brought in to deal with Jory's malfunctioning chip in order to save him. But she does not really know the truth about the situation. She is more innocent and misguided, but highly intelligent. She is also stubborn, impulsive, and out of her element. 

Jory has his special skills that seem to be growing and he is also a computer genius. He is charismatic, persuasive, and appears to be as dangerous as they say he is. Piper might be his last chance to save himself and his brothers. But she also has her own agenda and issues. It will take a lot to convince her that he is not the real threat.

Piper is thrust into a world that is hard to believe exists. The truth is buried under layers and layers of decoys and cover ups. It is hard to tell the truth from lies and know who to trust. There are various possibilities of who the "bad guys" really are and Jory and his brothers are on her list too. She has to decide who to believe, trust, and help.

All hell eventually breaks loose with betrayals, kidnappings, bombs, rescues, lies, shootings, and surprises. Just another day in the lives of the Dean brothers. There are many people to save: Piper, Jory, his brothers, and people who have been adopted into his family. Jory is determined to save them all even if he can't save himself. 

But along the way, Piper and Jory also connect. He finds emotions that he did not know were possible. And they both learn to live life for the small moments. They have chemistry and passion. They are both strong-willed, but are also brave. And he realizes he might have more to fight for than he initially thought.  But there are a lot of issues and people that stand between them, and his future is completely uncertain. 

They all now have a lot to protect and they will all have to work together to try to save these four men who would also do anything to protect those they love. And the final countdown is fast approaching. 

This installment brought back all of the brothers, their loves, and introduced us to some new characters to care for. After waiting through three other books, I could not wait for all of the brothers to be finally reunited! It is the culmination of this series and a pulse-pounding race to the final climax. It is full of action, suspense, danger, pain, but also countered with lust, passion, and love. The story has many layers, secrets, and twists that keep things interesting and add more intrigue. Despite how these brothers were created and the special abilities they have, the most powerful force they possess is the love they have for each other, their significant others, and "adopted" family. They are alpha, bossy, controlling, stubborn, but are also protective, loving, devoted and have big hearts.  

I loved each installment of this series and easily got sucked into each of their stories. They all build on one another until all coming together in this book. Just like the other ones in the series, this is a fast-paced, action-packed, nail biting journey! But I have so enjoyed the wild ride! Even though this is supposed to be the end of the Sin Brothers series, I would love to see a spin-off series with some of the new characters. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. Quote is from Advanced copy and subject to change.

Jory Dean spent 2 years in a coma. Two years not knowing the status of his brothers. Two years of nothing. Now he has the chance to escape, and nothing will keep him from completing his goal to repay his brothers -- to disable the chips threatening their lives -- even the gorgeous, brilliant woman tasked with disabling his own chip.

Piper Oliver isn’t sure who to trust. The traitor everyone warns her she shouldn’t trust, or the father she didn’t know until she was in hot water? When push comes to shove, Piper is an intelligent, quick thinking, computer hacker. While working to reconnect with Jory’s defective chip, she begins to question everything and everyone.

There was so much action in this last book of the series. Threats from the Commander and Dr. Madison and PROTECT means Jory and his brothers have more to consider at each move than ever before. And for the first time, they had more than the four of them to consider. 

I loved the additional characters added in this book, especially Chance and his brothers, and my heart broke to watch their reactions to the things going on around them. 

All four Dean brothers and their women together makes for a great mix of alpha male and strong women. For men who never knew a true family growing up, they have done a fantastic job of building an extended family in adulthood. While the action scenes were graphic and detailed, it was the scenes with the family that really keep me coming back to this series.

The dynamic of the women together always makes me smile as their men attempt to maneuver situations and then have to step back and let their women help. Laney and Piper especially play huge roles in this book, and watching their men try to protect them while giving them room to work was great fun.

This was a great end to this series. While the original Dean brothers’ stories seem to be complete, there are enough threads left hanging at the end that it wouldn’t surprise me to hear an announcement about a Sin Brothers spin-off, and I would jump in with both feet if that were the case.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers #1)
Rebecca Zanetti
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His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?

The One Man She Can't Have

Matt Dean was born to fight…and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho…and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can't Resist
Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past—the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection, and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything—and everyone—he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?

Blind Faith (Sin Brothers #3)
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A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own-secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

Rebecca Zanetti Website/Facebook/Twitter

New York Times and USA Today 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 writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

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.


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