Review: Surrender to Me by Shayla Black

Posted July 27, 2011 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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Review: Surrender to Me by Shayla Black
Surrender to Me
by Shayla Black

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 1, 2011
Series: Wicked Lovers #4
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 368
 

Surrender to Me is the fourth book in the Wicked Lovers series and while I liked Hunter from the previous books, there were times where he just scared me. I knew there would be BDSM so it wasn’t that. I just felt that Kata and Hunter stood on opposite sides of the spectrum. Hunter is an all-or-nothing kind of guy, so he expected a full surrender from Kata. But Kata just kept resisting and resisting until it just got annoying. I understand her conflicts with her stepfather and her independent nature, but all her crying and whining started to get to me.

She didn’t want to submit, so Hunter folds and agrees to sign the divorce papers and give her a romantic night without any BDSM kink. But then she realizes that she doesn’t want that and insist on doing things Hunter’s way. And let me tell you, when she surrenders completely, it’s worth it all for Hunter.

The last 100 pages or so changed the book for me. The sex scenes were somehow hotter, the pace picks up and I just thought it made up for Hunter’s sometimes scary dominance and Kata’s whining.

Also, there are appearances by Jack, Deke, Luc and Tyler! Logan, Hunter’s brother is there too and I am both scared and intrigued about him since I know for a fact that he likes administering pain for pleasure. His sex dungeon…*ahem* I mean, living room was just a tease for his upcoming book Belong To Me.

And lastly, I need to gush about Black’s writing style. I LOVE IT! Despite the hot-as-hell sex scenes and likeable characters, she writes with such ease that I always fly through her books and then kick myself for devouring them so quickly. I love love LOVE Black!

Favourite Quote:
“It’s just…” She scrubbed a hand across her face. “I keep looking for someone to share life with, someone patient. Not afraid of a mop or the stove. Even-tempered, understanding, not allergic to emotion.” She closed her eyes momentarily. “Someone sweet.”
Hunter stifled a grimace. She was describing a female with a penis.

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About Shayla Black

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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jfort357

OMG!!! This book sounds HOT!!!! I really wanna read this one!!! This is a great review!!! 🙂

Megan@Riverina Romantics
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Megan@Riverina Romantics

Awesome review! I need to read some of Shayla’s stuff!

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Artemis

Somehow this one fell short for me. Still good, but not up to what I expected. Yes, I am anxious for Logan’s story, but who I really want is Tyler’s.

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marybelle

I appreciate the review thank you.

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June M.
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June M.

Thank you for the reviews of this series. I will definitely be checking into it.

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Carol L.

Thanks for the review. I love Shayla’s work but haven’t read these books yet.
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GREAT review…thx!