Posted by: Karen | April 7, 2015

TOTAL SURRENDER by Rebecca Zanetti

Sin Brothers #1

Available now from Hachette Audio.bc60f6ee3bea53957d971af0c357f3f5

From the Publisher:

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?”

From the review at Rabid Reads (which includes an interview of Rebecca & myself):

“The blame for my newly found heart condition doesn’t rest solely on the author’s shoulders because even though she brought the grenade, it was Karen White who pulled the pin with her narration. There were so many voices in this audiobook because all of the characters were in it, and yet the reader conquered every single one of them as though it were child’s play.”

From the review at Hot Listens:

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.”

From the joint review at The Book Nympho:

Jonetta: She made all the characters distinctive. I particularly liked her interpretation of Pippa and Mommie Dearest.

Jennifer: Karen brought her A game again. She knows the right amount of sassy to bring to the heroines and roughness for the Dean boys.”

My recording experience:

Although I was very sad to have this series come to an end (I literally cried in the last scene) it was an amazing ride.  The push and pull between romance and a ticking clock kept the tension high, I was in and out of battle scenes constantly – it was exhausting! but glorious!  Piper was yet another fun and feisty heroine and Jory. Oh Jory.  Even with my expectations high, he was such a great character.  His emotional journey in the book is fascinating, his place in the family structure unexpected.  I would truly be bereft after finishing this book.  If I weren’t already immersed in recording Zanetti’s entire Dark Protectors series!  Talk about a ride…

Listen to a sample here:


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