The brothers in this series have been through unimaginable torment that has acted as a crucible and honed them into incredible men and amazing warriors. The clock has been ticking throughout the series and is about to reach zero, so it is no surprise that the action becomes even more intense in this enthralling tale. I adore the unswerving loyalty and impressive faith that bind these males and it is wonderful to see them find mates who are worthy of them although some of the trials that all of these individuals have undergone are truly cringe-worthy and stomach-turning. There is a super-hero comic book quality to these stories and I was a little dismayed at the blithe disregard of the need for certain, ahem, surgical skills or medical protocols, but I can’t deny that there is definitely an exciting combination of suspense and sensuality in these stories and this story provides wonderful resolution, even as it opens the door for more stories set in this world. I look forward to finding out what other stories are lurking in the fertile imagination of this entertaining author!
“Total Surrender” by Rebecca Zanetti is the exciting conclusion to the series that features the Dean brothers. Despite all odds, Jory Dean has survived and his plans to escape are disrupted when computer expert Piper Oliver is introduced into his life. They have a common goal, to make sure that the deadly chip implanted near the spine of each Dean brother does not detonate. The problem is, the deadline is only a week away and Piper thinks that Jory is a traitor to his country…and that doesn’t take into account the fact that whatever solution is found, it still won’t save Jory. Family is everything to the Dean brothers…and Piper has to figure out whether she is going to be part of their unit or work against them, and Jory’s time to convince her is running out.
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?