Dienstag, 12. Juli 2016
Surrender to you - Shawntelle Madison
In this seductive novel from the author of Bound to You, two career-oriented friends with benefits discover that good morning doesn't have to mean goodbye.
Late-night booty calls are the most romantic gesture that Carlie Jason expects from business magnate Tomas Goodfellow. Ever since they were teenagers, they've provided each other the kind of no-strings pleasures that don't involve regrets. Now Carlie finds it easier to kiss and run rather than face the fact that she wants so much more. But when she takes a job as a concierge at one of Tomas's properties, a hotel where the rich and famous get their kink on, Carlie's tempted to reconsider the rules of surrender.
As the head of an international empire, Tomas knows how to bring out the best in his employees. Putting Carlie in charge of managing the desires of his wealthiest clients was a stroke of genius—only now that she's close enough to touch, he finds he doesn't want to let her go. Their long, dark history has built up intimacy in ways he's only just beginning to understand, but Tomas isn't ready to trust her just yet. He knows his feelings are more than skin-deep. But first he needs to convince Carlie of one thing: the ties that bind go straight to the heart.
Alright, in hindsight, I can see that the description of the book might have given me an idea that it is a bit kinky and deals with some light BDSM. Nothing "dramatic" but I must admit that the whole thing is just not my cup of tea which is one of the reasons why I usually don't read books with anything like that in it. But this book being an ARC I didn't want to put it aside either.
Apart from the kinky stuff which was also described in a tasteful manner, the book was well written and I enjoyed reading it.
Tomas and Carlie are an awesome couple and I liked how they slowly find their way to each other despite everything in their past threatening to keep them apart. Carlie is a sweet and complex character, who doesn't trust easily whereas Tomas is a really nice guy trying to find a way to make her trust him and to keep her around. Not an easy thing if the one you love is prone to run when things get personal.
But when Carlie really needs him, he is there and somehow, little by little, he finds his way in and can show her how much he cares - and how much she needs him in her life, perhaps even forever....
"Surrender to you" is a sensual and emotional book with very interesting characters and a well plotted story, that I can recommend - at least if you don't have a problem with the kinky stuff.