Monday, March 11, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Surrender Your Love" by J.C. Reed

Brooke Stewart
Jett Mayfield

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.

Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.

When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.

A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare 

BAM!  Right Between the Eyes

When I was 12, I got hit between the eyes by a baseball while playing catch.  I will never forget that feeling of being disoriented and out of breath.  This is how I felt about the ending of this book.  Surrender Your Love by new author, J.C. Reed, left me breathless.  

It starts as a nice contemporary romance, a plot somewhat familiar made popular by Sylvia Day, E.L. James, Anne Calhoun and Ella Frank, a devastatingly handsome, alpha millionaire falls for an attractive and damaged, young woman and plucks her out of her ordinary existence.  This book leaves out the erotica, but definitely has the sizzling, sex scenes that leaves the reader plenty hot under the collar.  

At first, I was confused because it is unclear why he likes her so much.  In fact, Jett's lack of voice is a little disconcerting through the first third of the book.  Who is this guy? Without that voice, it is difficult to know the character.  But, ah, that's is all a part of the narrative device that brings the reader to a surprising conclusion.  I had no idea this was coming and this little plot twist takes this book from a nice contemporary to an oh-my-Gawd-I-can't-wait-for-the-next-book category.  It goes from a contemporary romance to a romantic suspense, mystery book. Loose ends abound, but I am certain that the next book will help us flush out the characters more.  Luckily, I don't think the wait is too long for 

P.S. This cover is in the "Heavens to Betsy" category of hotness.  My goodness!

This book is going to leave you buzzing and waiting with baited breath for the sequel. 

 I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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