Friday, 16 May 2014

Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron

Sweet Surrendering (Surrender Saga, #1)

Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. CameronMy rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adult Contemporary Romance 

She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…

When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she's determined to keep things professional.

Lucas Blaine has other plans for her. He wants Rory, and it’s hard to resist his stunning blue eyes, chin dimple and the way he fills out a suit. Everywhere she looks, there he is, giving her a panty-melting smile and pulling her away for the most amazing (and satisfying) sex she’s ever had in her life.

What starts off as one sexual encounter turns into multiple trysts in and out of the office and the lines she’d tried to draw so carefully are blurring. But the closer they get, the more Rory realizes that there are things about Lucas she doesn’t know, things he’s hiding from her. She’ll have to decide if she can surrender to her feelings or get out while she still can.

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, My Sweetest Escape (January 28, 2014), Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn and For Real (November 14, 2013) and the novella, Christmas Catch (November 1, 2014).

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, Neither and Neverend (The Noctalis Chronicles) and Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy. The second and third books in the series, Silence and Listen, will be out in 2014.

Her Adult Contemporary Romance titles include Sweet Surrendering, and coming soon, Surrendering to Us and Dark Surrendering.

My Review

I received this copy in exchange for an honest review

A funny, sexy read.

I found this book to be a really refreshing read, it really does engage you from the start and if you have read any of Chelsea's books then you will not be disappointed with this one

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Cover Reveal Seduce Me (Ravage MC #2) Author: Ryan Michele

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Title: Seduce Me (Ravage MC #2)
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2014
Casey Alexander grew up part of the Ravage Motorcycle family since the day she was abandoned by her mother and thrown into her father’s lap. Always seeing herself as an outsider, she spent her whole life trying to fit in, but never really succeeding. When she loses her beloved father, the utter aloneness engulfs her, leaving her searching for solace in the one man she’s always craved. Confessing her love for him only results in devastation when he pushes her away. Convinced she needs a fresh start, she leaves everything behind in order to mend her broken heart and begin building a future without him.

Gage Thomas (G.T.) Gavelson fell in love with his Angel when he was just a pint sized kid. Both beautiful and smart, he always felt she deserved so much better than him. Growing up beside her in the club only continued to test his will power, until one night, he gave into temptation. Realizing he couldn’t allow himself to hold her back from the life she deserved, he pushed her away, allowing her to believe she would never be enough for him. Letting her go had been the hardest thing he’d ever done. Even though he’d thought it’d been the right thing to do, not a day goes by that misery doesn’t consume him for it.

When a tragic shootout occurs, everything changes as once again their lives are intermingled. When you find your way back to the one person you are meant to be with, forgiveness should be easy. But sometimes, we hurt each other too much to ever be able to forgive.

Is their love strong enough to heal their pain?  
Ravage Me (Ravage MC #1)
Ravage Me
About the Author
I'm a mom and a wife who works full time. I have a huge obsession with collecting paperbacks and reading. Becoming an author, wasn't exactly what I set out to do, it just happened. I needed something to help me get rid of the feeling of being 'just a mom' or 'just a wife' that was consuming me and writing became that outlet. My book(s) cover some tough issues which are hard for some readers to digest. I am grateful for every single one of you who read my books.
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Cover Reveal Into the Flames by S. M. Lynn

  You can’t outrun your past.  The flames will hunt you until you’re found.  You must embrace it, learn from it, and allow it to help you grow into who you are meant to be.

Celeste knows that she cannot leave the past behind.  It has scorched a dark path through her present and her future.  As she tries to deal with the demons that haunt her and come to terms with who she really is, she realizes what true fear is.  And it’s not Dean Marcus.  The fear that consumes her thoughts is for Ian, for their love and for his life.

You know your past has shaped you but you refuse to bend to its will.  That is when the flames of the past will find you and take their revenge.

Ian knows the truth and his love remains strong.  He wants nothing more than to protect his future and his love at all costs.  He has the woman he loves in his arms.  His greatest desire is to make her his wife.  When more betrayal strikes at his heart, will he be able to overcome those that seek to harm him and the woman he loves?


      Gavin has been my rock and my refuge in all of this.  He took me back in or rather helped have all my things moved from the house I shared with Ian back to the apartment.  I broke down several times as boxes were carried in and was in no shape to actually go over to the house to help pack my things.  I spent the day on my bed, soaking my pillow in tears.  I don’t know what I would have done without Gavin.  He rarely left my side at the hospital.  He has been home caring for me almost night and day since I returned.  I hate to think about the toll I’m taking on his work and his social life.  I know it’s selfish of me but I can’t function without him right now.  I need someone to lean on and for me; Gavin is the only one.  Ian would have been the only one but…  Well, I don’t want to think about that right now.  Dr. Somers was adamant that I rest my brain.  No excessive reading or watching tv; nothing that would really stress my brain, just rest, is what he told me.  I’ve tried to follow orders as best I can. 
I’d thought about getting a place of my own when I left the hospital but Gavin would not hear of it.  “Gav, I’m so sorry that you have to deal with all this.  It can’t be easy for you.  I don’t blame you with the media circus and everything if you don’t want me to come back and live with you.”
“Stop it.  I won’t listen to another word of that dribble.  You will come home to our apartment and we will eat bad chinese, get drunk and go dancing.  Once you’re feeling better that is.  And there’s nothing you can say to stop that.”  Gavin’s so great to try to cheer me up.  He knows I need someone to lean on and without Ian, well, I don’t know what I would do without Gavin.
My schedule has consisted of wake, run, lay in bed, go for an evening run on the days I don’t meet with Dr. Reeves and then home to shower and go to bed for the night.  It wouldn’t have been too much of a stretch to say I was depressed.  I knew I needed to talk with someone, a professional.  Dr. Somers insisted upon it when I was in the hospital and introduced me to Dr. Reeves.  When I first met with him, I didn’t think I would ever be comfortable enough to share my story with him.  Hell, I couldn’t share it with the people that were closest to me, how would I share it with a complete stranger?  But I guess that is what makes him the professional.  From day one I shared my life with him and he helped me walk through what it all meant for my future.
I’ve tried to contact Ian.  The 100s of voicemails that probably went un-listened to, the texts that are too numerous for me to even fathom, daily emails and calls to his office and the house attest to the fact that I wanted to talk with him.  Everything went unanswered.  I still remember the pain in his voice from that brief time in the hospital.  He was broken.  I’d done that to him.  I wanted to wrap him my arms but couldn’t even manage to open my eyes.  I wanted to plead with him, to explain everything, to tell him it was the only way to protect him, to let him know that I planned to tell him everything that night before Dean came to the door.  I just wanted to stop him from leaving.  I remember hearing the door close and the knowledge that there was no going back hit me full force.  Ian’s gone and I’m left here.  Alone.
Nightmares have plagued me nightly since the attack.  I’m hopeful that therapy will help alleviate them if not stop them all together.  I know they are a manifestation of my fear but I really don’t want to be afraid anymore.  Most nights Gavin has either had to calm me after the nightmare or sleep in my room because I can’t bear to be alone afterward.
Only once do we talk about Dean being at the hospital.  Gavin said he looked like he was studying me.  He didn’t make any move to touch me but kept mumbling about coming back to him, being with him, loving him.  It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that Dean is essentially two people, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde if you will.  There’s the one side that actually seems to care for me but it’s more the kind of care that a master has for his pet.  Then there’s the sadistic side, the side the reveled in my pain; the side that only wants to take, take from me, take from my father, take everything and that would kill me in the process.  That Dean was the one I had come to know so well after our engagement.  I tried so many times to break things off with him; either he would convince me to come back or force me to with threats, eventually I thought my fate was sealed. I had no idea anyone could be so cruel, evil.  But Dean showed me time and again that I had no idea what real evil was until him. 

S.M. Lynn has a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with an English specialization.  She resides in small town Nebraska with her husband and two children.  She writes contemporary romance leaning toward the erotic but enjoys mixing in elements of suspense.

When her family can pry her away from writing and reading, she works in her husband's financial services firm.  Between kids and work there is not much time left over but when she has some, she enjoys traveling, watching Vampire Diaries and scouring Facebook for book deals.

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