Review: Final Surrender (Surrender, #1) by Jennifer Kacey

March 20, 2015 Review 1

Review: Final Surrender (Surrender, #1) by Jennifer Kacey

Without trust, their hearts—and their lives—don’t stand a chance in hell.

Surrender, Book 1

Ten years ago, Angela Meyers told everyone she went to New York to find herself. It was a lie. She fled from the aftermath of one hot night with Clay Waters. A night filled with wet heat, all-consuming releases…then his regret.

Now, with a stalker threatening to destroy her career, there’s only one man she trusts to protect her. The man she still loves, hates, needs with every breath she takes.

It’s not that Clay never craved his best friend’s younger sister. With a ticket to boot camp burning a hole in his pocket, he couldn’t allow himself to love her. The moment he lays eyes on her again, the old need—to take down her tightly wound hair, press her long, lean body to his—surges inside him stronger than ever.

But this is no ordinary bodyguard assignment. The best way to identify the voice in Angela’s shadow is to lure it into the light of day. Even if it means convincing her to trust him with her heart…and surrendering his own.

Warning: When an ex-Marine reunites with his best friend’s younger sister, explosive sex is a given. So are explosive secrets. You may never look at a pair of Snoopy pajama pants the same way again.

Title: Final Surrender
Author: Jennifer Kacey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Together in Cyn, A Very Menage Christmas, Haleigh's Ink, Orgasm University
Series: Surrender #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Gilded Cuff, The Gilded Chain, Shameless Surrender
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: March 24, 2015
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 295
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

This is not a bedtime story.  It is a full length novel and I couldn’t put it down.  It grabbed me and wouldn’t let me sleep.  *sigh*  Even if I could have put it down to sleep, stalkers do not make good dream material.

Angela Meyers is one strong, stubborn woman.  This is her life.  The one she has given of her whole self to build.  No one is going to scare her away from it.  She will not let some idiot stalker scare her into hiding away from the world.  She will get around to getting a security company, eventually.  But really, she doesn’t want anyone else following her around and trying to tell her what to do.  She is that independent.

Big brother, Mark, has some different ideas.  His best friend, Clay Waters, has his own security agency now.  Who better to trust the life and safety of his little sister to, than his best friend?  But Clay and Angela have secrets.  Lots of secrets.  Some from each other and some from everybody else.

Yep, you got it.  A reunion story.  Brother’s best friend trope. *eyeroll* All topped off with suspense, and done quite well I may add.  It made for some interesting reading.

I wasn’t sure when the flashbacks started happening.  I am not a fan.  But, the author used them quite well.  They were well placed and provided needed background for the characters and their story in a fluid way.  They contributed to creating well rounded characters.  I actually ended up liking them in this application.

The story – wow.  Again, job well done.   There was the constant suspense of the stalker creating havoc around a stressful reunion of lovers.  I had to remind myself to keep breathing and it was just a book boyfriend.  I couldn’t really bop the dude upside the head, though I sure wanted to a time or two.  Thank goodness Mark finally got around to doing it for me.

When the secrets started coming out, OMG!  I found some of them rather hard to believe, but this is fiction.  It worked for me.  When the stalker was revealed, well . . . that was mostly a surprise.  I had been wondering, but then I thought, no that would really be too obvious.  But the reasons, not so much.

This was a nicely paced suspense story with a lovely romance thrown in.  Kind of an interesting, slightly different ending, but a very satisfying one.  Most lovers of contemporary romantic suspense with a dash of erotic will love this book.  It is all there.  Gasps! Sighs. Oh Nos. Look out.  You’re kidding?  Really?  More sighs.  I really think you will like this too.

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