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You will find out in the beginning of a story filled with romance, lust, conflict and heat. The king recently ascended the throne of Corythia, and his brother, Gianni, is out for revenge, for what he feels is rightfully his, a kingdom he once renounced. Shane has left on a mission for his special-operations team, and Lia is heartbroken that once again, the man she loves has lied to her. Do they have a chance of reconciliation, or has their story ended? Will Rafe and Ari finally become man and wife?
Ari now needs money to take care of her mother and Rafe is looking for his next mistress. When Ari answers a mysterious add in the paper for a job she has no idea it's for Rafe's new open position. As she struggles with her feelings of grief and responsibility for her mother ending up in a coma she is now faced with a new decision, either take this job and become a mistress or keep her pride and look for other means to support her Mom.
Ari says "No" but this is not something Rafe is used to and he doesn't take it very well. Not only do these two have great sexual chemistry, but Ari challenges Rafe in ways that others never have and she doesn't want anything from him. Rafe continues to pursue Ari and it's a good thing he does because he ends up being in the right place at the right time for her on a couple of occasions.
Without telling too much I have to say that I also feel like Ari has been handed the shit end of the stick because terrible things keep happening to her. It left me questioning how much more can she take before her spirit breaks? I was like this around the middle of the book.
Without meaning two these two are slowly developing feelings for one another. Ari realizes it and tries to stay away from him.
Rafe just thinks if he can get her to submit to him then all of these feelings he has towards her will go back to just being about sex. I'm off to book 2 now to see how Ari handles the ultimatum that Rafe has just handed her at the end of this book. View all 18 comments. Surrender Kindle Edition I was so sure I wouldn't like this book, I was actually prepared not to like it.
For one thing, men who are so demanding and domineering are taboo for me. This is how I perceived Rafe Palazzo in the beginning, but was I wrong! He is actually a generous, kindhearted, indulgent with his siblings wants, a philanthropist, a protector I can go on and on I think and never ran out of words to describe him.
His adversity against falling in love and trusting has its merits. After all, his wife whom he loved and his best friend whom he trusted betrayed him. He may seem to bully and threaten Ari but deep inside reading from his POV he is willing to give her what he threatens to take away from her. Such as the house and flower shop Ari sold and is now Rafe's property. Rafe has his own fear about Ari walking away, clearly, his own resolve about not getting personally involved is melting away.
When he catches himself softening up he gets fearful, afraid to fall in love again and suffer heartbreak all over again. So he toughens himself by pushing Ari away, he treats her in a callous and cold way, his perverse way of protecting himself from heartache.
Both being stubborn, Ari and Rafe are in battles of wills, war of the roses The ending is not a cliffhanger but had me holding my breath, I can't wait to read it. I love stories like this, has enough angst which makes for a good story; gauntlet thrown to challenge each other you're so curious to know which way they are taking it; lots of spicy sex scenes hot enough to steam up your kindle.
I need a fan here! View all 9 comments. Holy cliffhanger. Honestly this is not one of my favorites. More of a 2. The hero was a paint by colors alpha male stereotype.
The heroines friends were horrible. They were pushy and not funny at all. Overall if I had known about the cliffhanger I would not have read this book. This one reminded me of a 70s bodice ripper with a massive cliffhanger. View all 3 comments. It was ok. Had a really hard time liking Rafe or Ari.
Mostly it felt really drawn out. The same scene just played out over and over. And geez. The cliffhanger - seriously?!! View 2 comments.
Surrender by Melody freakin' Anne!!!! I know I've said this before about another one of Melody's books I am astonished! When I started reading this, it had one review a 2 star and it was essentially bitching about Rafe and his methods Hello individual with the 2 star review, you need to get a grip and ride the Rafe tidalwave! Second, it wa Surrender by Melody freakin' Anne!!!!
Second, it was freakin' hot hot hot!!! My husband had to pry my Kindle out of my cold, sleeping hands last night and when I woke up, I said, "No, can't This is definitely not for the faint of heart: It's complicated and sexy right from the beginning and only gets hotter! This book will stick with me for years to come! Rafe is a jadded divorcee that has sworn off woman except to keep them around for certain needs I cherished him from the first line of this book.
I knew there were going to be ups and downs with him and his emotions, but I was seated in an upright position with my seatbelt on and ready for the ride! And Whoa, what a ride!
He made my panties moist more than once and I think it's safe to say he'll keep doing it in the books to come!! Now Ari, oh Ari, she's one of my much loved type of heroines Cute, petite, hard working, a good daughter, a great friend, and the strongest backbone I've ever seen! My jaw dropped just about every time she interacted with Rafe! I wanted to reach out and high five her all the time! Those sisters of his were sneaky and mischievous and I loved every moment they were in this story!
This was one of the most effortless books I've ever read and I have to say I was glued to my damn kindle for a little less than 24 hours! You know a book's good when you start missing meals, the laundry piles up, and it's 2PM and you're still in your freakin' PJs!
I must say, for me, this was the most excellent book I've ever read from her! Seriously, if she was within earshot of me, I'd run up to her and hug her and tell her thank you so much for this book!
There were too many highs and lows to point out, but know this I didn't know that this was going to end the way it end, but I'm sooooooooooo looking forward to the next installment sometime in July Bravo Ms. Catherine Arnaud. I was told this was steamy and it's free, what's not to love? They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable wa I was told this was steamy and it's free, what's not to love?
May 22, J. Grayland rated it did not like it. After finding his wife in bed with another man Raffaello Palazzo swore off relationships, now he just takes what he wants with no emotional attachments to women, he hires them to be his mistress for a contracted time. Now he needs that position to be filled by Arianna Harlow who desperately needs money to pay for he sick mother's medical bills and care.
But will she give in to becoming a paid whore for Rafe to help her mother? I really tried with this book but there were just so many things wron After finding his wife in bed with another man Raffaello Palazzo swore off relationships, now he just takes what he wants with no emotional attachments to women, he hires them to be his mistress for a contracted time.
I really tried with this book but there were just so many things wrong with it. The story line was so predictable and boring and the characters were the same. Even when Rafe started to soften towards Arianna I wondered why someone that was so rich and powerful would want a woman that was just plain nasty towards him no matter what he did to help her.
I wanted to shout out into the pages to him "Jeez, give it up she is horrible" This was just a terrible read. Freebie from site UK http: Also at site. Best Melody Anne book to date!
Are you trying to kill me woman! Lucky the next one is available. Review to come! He might have all the money in the world, and he might even have more power than the president of the United States, but he was still just a man. Feeling as if she actually had a choice gave her hope. Are you looking for yet ano He might have all the money in the world, and he might even have more power than the president of the United States, but he was still just a man.
Well, then you have come to the right place! Here you have: A story with a rich, handsome, cold, arrogant, dick-ish male character He was twenty-eight years old and had conquered the universe — or thought he had.
He had. Whenever he walked into his twenty-five-story office building in San Francisco, he felt a justified pride. He created jobs for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, gave them an income, made sure they went to bed each night with a full stomach and the security of more work to be done in the morning.
He gave so much — and unlike his soon-to-be-ex-wife, his employees were grateful and regarded him almost as a king. When he got bored, he found another willing applicant. The line of women willing to serve him was a mile long — after all, he was Rafe Palazzo, and the world was his oyster, his playground.
Everyone practically bowed at his feet. A man, who got hurt by one woman and came to the conclusion that all women are evil Never again would he be used — never again would he put his heart out there to be carelessly trampled on.
It seemed all women had a purpose, and it was fueled by their greed. The richer the man, the better for them. They wanted to be taken care of, and they all had their price. A story about a man who minimally respects his lovers He respected some of his lovers, but it was only minimal. A story with an underdeveloped two-dimensional female character, who is guilt ridden, young, vulnerable, helpless A woman who knows that that man is dangerous, but is inexplicably drawn to him anyway His expression was far too knowing and she immediately felt the urge to flee.
He was a difficult man to be around while trying to maintain a distance. Not every woman was for sale, not by a long shot. A story about the magical attraction that draws a man to a woman because REASONS Rafe had a strict no-kissing rule, but found himself wanting to devour her naturally plump pink lips. He felt himself bending down as his will began to break. What startled him most was his enjoyment of it all.
To be refused by this complicated woman intrigued him. He just wanted to finish his meal. It was all merely a game that he must win, not a serious desire to be with the woman. He blamed his unusual desire for the woman on his recent stint of celibacy. Someday… A story filled with all of those tropes we've loved so much before, that are so romantic. Such as: Leave no doubt about that. What was she doing at a club on a Friday?
And how had she allowed herself to get into this position? This was why she should just accept his generous offer, he told himself. The writing was horrible. The characters, well, Rafe was such a condescending asshole all of the fucking time.
He had absolutely no redeeming qualities, unless you count him being hot and rich which I don't, because they are neither character traits nor redeeming qualities.
While the reader is constantly told how smart, strong-willed and independent Ari is, she never acts this way; she's stupid, spineless, insecure and constantly plagued by guilt. The plot devices used were equally absurd and just plain unbelievable. I mean it was fucking ridiculous. It should get points just for making me laugh so much.
He frigging takes out an ad in the paper to find his next mistress! Seeking full-time applicants for Palazzo Corporation. Must be willing to work seven days a week, long hours.
Must have no other commitments — no family , second jobs, or school. Salary k a year plus expenses. Hand-delivered applications only. No other commitments? I'm just saying. And k a year? What a cheapskate! And who the fuck hires their mistress through their company? I mean, are you fucking kidding me? Maybe for tax reduction purposes, but still Imagine actually working for that company: Has a new position opened up?
Yeah…He employs his mistresses though the company. And everyone knows? Plus he goes through mistresses like I go through beer. It's a common occurrence really. Is that legal? Want to place a wager? How do you know what that poor applicant looks like anyway? Hey, looks like some new applicants have arrived! Mistress for Self-Proclaimed Conqueror of the Universe ' - was brought to you by my overactive imagination.
It can be performed in any office type environment. And this review has become way too long, so: I felt like I got to the end still waiting for the story to start, then was left with a blackmail cliffhanger grrrr.
So, despite my misgivings, I'm now on book 2. I think this author is a evil marketing genius. Personally, when I read something like this, I'm looking for a OTT train wreck resulting in the heroine leaving the H, who then has to work hard hopefully to get her back.
So, I'm hoping in the 2nd part she'll go ahead and give into the blackmail and let the crazy begin. No "self respecting" HP heroine would have held out against the "deal" for so long. I have a feeling this entire series could have been boiled down into one slightly kinky HP. The joke will be on me then, since I'll have paid for multiple books with a bunch of filler about dude's sisters, rather than one concise train wreck. I need to add a new bookshelf titled "what is wrong with me?
Don't get the audible version of this. I had to switch to print. The male voices all sound nasally and super annoying. The 2nd part has a different narrator. ETA part 2: I was shocked at the shout out to the TV show Supernatural since it's not a show very many people watch. However those of us who do are like a cult. I loved the description given of the "last episode" in the book.
It was something like "Dean got in another scrape". Lol, Melody sure made it general enough to apply to every single episode for the past 8 seasons.
Oh my this book was so fantastic I could not put it down until I was done. Rafe my man I think you have met your match in Ari, Ari keep giving him fits girl. Rafe is divorced and no longer interested in love, he wants a woman for one thing and one thing only. Ari is trying to find a good job to pay the bill and take care of her mom, she see's an ad for a job to good to be true and it is she goes to the interview and so starts the game.
I loved the friends from work they are trying to get Ari t Oh my this book was so fantastic I could not put it down until I was done. I loved the friends from work they are trying to get Ari to loosen up, they take her out and things go bad but Rafe is there and takes care of her.
Rafe's family is visiting and his sisters plot to get them together on the yacht. Melody Anne thank you for the journey this book took me on and I can't wait for book I know this is supposed to be a review of Surrender 1 , but I think readers should know what they have to look forward to in Submit 2 before they even start this series. I actually liked this book I guess the author did her job, she got me to download the follow-up right away, though I did so in a fit of pique.
This never should have been a to-be-continued story. The sexual tension was great in the first book, but it needed to come to a head. The second installment sees the I know this is supposed to be a review of Surrender 1 , but I think readers should know what they have to look forward to in Submit 2 before they even start this series. Avoid the extreme disappointment, folks. I had this on my kindle and started reading not realizing that it was a cliffhanger serial.
I am SO over that set up that I won't be reading any more in the series. If it had had an actual ending I would have rated it 3 stars. Jul 19, Samantha rated it liked it. There was no book without Rafe but even he isn't enough to make me read the others. Melody Anne's "Surrender" was actually a semi-decent train-wreck read, with a dominant overbearing hero and a heroine who's so needy and stupid, she shouldn't be let out of the house without a bodyguard.
It was kind of Kristen Ashley meets 50 Shades without the awful writing please don't to hate me for saying that! Read part two and three and four for the conclusion! Aa Melody Anne's "Surrender" was actually a semi-decent train-wreck read, with a dominant overbearing hero and a heroine who's so needy and stupid, she shouldn't be let out of the house without a bodyguard.
That is why kindle has freebies. To sucker in the sucks. I am bummed, because I liked it, but it's difficult to rate as it's not a complete story and I have no intention of downloading any of the rest of the books. There are cliffhanger endings in books like "Catching Fire" which are perfectly ok, but in romances, they have to be done in a certain manner.
This wasn't just goodbye for now and we know part two will begin the romance anew in the next book, but more of a Thurber-esque "Lady or the Tiger" ending--which if I had known I would have either read something else or bought the whole series to begin with.
Ariana, the heroine was a walking disaster, needing saving at every turn from potential rapists, the sun! Ari has gunshot wounds to the chest that heal and disappear within less than a couple of weeks Rafe, what a piece of work.
Because his wife cheated on him, he's disillusioned with women and this supposed hero tries to hire Ari as his sex worker. So what did I do? I downloaded samples from the rest of the books, and pretty much figured out that the couple ends happily ever after, but not until after years of separation.
Lots of secondary romances I didn't care about, too. I don't mind series romances, but there has to be a great hook for me to love them.
With "Surrender" I was disappointed and won't be finishing the series. View all 4 comments. I honestly don't know what to say about this book. I have read everything that Melody Anne has written, and genuinely liked them all. This is the other hand I liked the story well enough, but it reminded me so much of FSOG, which don't get me wrong, I loved, but the characters were a lot less like able to me.
Ari was just an idiot, and Rafe was a douche. Quite a few times I was like, "Really? He did not just say or do that. Rafe was a horrib I honestly don't know what to say about this book. Rafe was a horrible individual, and in all honesty has major issues.
And not even understandable issues. He's just a dick Ari, well Ari is just sheltered and stupid. Lets seriously get slipped a roofie, and go out with the same friends again. And they let her leave with another dude! Really, cuz that's friendship there. And the end??? OMG, I was freakin pissed. Talk about cliffhanger I'm really not trying to be too harsh, it was a good solid 3 stars for me. The book was well written and had a decent story line, I just hated the characters, and the fact it was basically a clean version of 50 Shades without the flogger.
Because that's the only plus I could find out of this horrible imitation of 50 Shades. The 'hero' was manipulative to a level that I found disgusting. It wasn't for Ari's own good but to bully her into being in a ridiculous controlling 'relationship'.
There were times when the author tried to inject emotion in Rafe but it fell flat I got thi 2 stars I'm giving this 2 stars only for the writing and effort put into this book. I got this for free so all wasn't lost. I just wanted to throw my kindle every 10 pages or so.
View 1 comment. This was good! I love Arianna's tough personality and self respect. So this is the story Arianna's mother is in the hospital and being in her early twenties she found herself for the first time taking care of everything including her mother bills. Life doesn't leave you with your arms crossed so now Rafe comes into play. He is a billionaire. Wants Arianna for only one reason.
Emphasis on One reason only wink. Ugh so annoyed by the way this ended but so glad the way Ari stood her ground. I need to know what Rafe is going to do about the situation between him and Ari.
Is he really such a jerk and cold hearted that he believes in the no attachment bull. Thanks for all the hard work this week. Hopefully, she was stretched out on the bed in a sexy nighty. He froze as shock filled him. Silently, he stood in the dim light as one of his two best friends screwed his wife. It had been Ryan, Shane and him since middle school, always sharing — always there for one another. He was wrong. Rafe cleared his throat as Sharron cried out again in pleasure.
Rafe walked from the room and waited downstairs. Ryan scurried from the house. Sharron ran after Rafe, begging for forgiveness. Rafe shook off the unpleasant memory as he glanced around him. He left the room and made his way toward his luxury kitchen. No memories lingered there. No one needed to witness his failure. He rolled the word around on his tongue. How could it? Failure was a foreign concept to him. His mother liked to tease him, saying he was an old soul in a young body.
She was the only one who could get away with a remark like that. He adored his mother.