Author: Melody Anne
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: May 2013
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: Mature Themes, Sexual Acts
Summary from Goodreads:
Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself?
This is the exciting sequel to the NYT’s and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo’s indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom. Rafe holds the keys to her mother’s happiness, and Ari must choose love for her mother or respect for herself and for the morals her mother instilled in her. You’ll find out that decision in this book and discover the unexpected repercussions of what Ari does choose.
In Surrender, we were also introduced to the dynamic story of Shane Grayson and Lia Palazzo. See where their story leads as the Surrender Series continues.
Watch as two strong, confident women make choices that will affect their lives forever.
Who will submit? Will it be the women or the men?
This was just as first-rate, if not better than Surrender. Fanfuckingtastic!!! Unquestionably not a light hearted read, but not necessarily a uber dark read either. It’s so hard to put it into words… Hmmmm, let’s see… It felt to me like a smidgen of Pretty Woman meets a handful of 9 1/2 weeks! seriously folks, this book had a hold of my heart while it warped, squished, and maimed it… I was literally holding my chest through most of this one! I even shed some damn tears over this one… it’s been a long time since that happened to me! Oh and the sex… I’m moist just thinking about it!! Bwahahaha! Hot, Angry sex!!! LOL!!
Rafe was a little less cynical in this installment, but was every bit the asshole he’s so good at being. I mean whaddanasshole!!! I was taken aback at the thought of him (at the very least) just having thoughts that included more than just sex, control, and domination! It made him seem more human to me. I was in love with him before now, but this just solidified it for me! I loved when Rafe talking to his Father and the advise he was given, well, it just melted my heart… “Give her your heart, or set her free!” Ari was seriously getting my last damn nerve in this one! I wanted her to speak up so many times, but… zilch!! Nada!! Zero!! Zip!! UNTIL…. well, you’ll see, but wowza, what a backbone that one has! Great supporting characters as usually. Shane is one of my new much loved “book boyfriends.” Eager to see more of him in the upcoming third addition of this rocky roller coaster series! Now those wild and wacky sisters… jeeezussss!!! Lia was, well for lack of a better word… plain old stupid. Nearly getting date raped and then to go right out again and party like it never happened… WTH! Rachel, well, I can see she’s going to be tough to tame also! Can’t wait to see how they fare in the next one either!
The kindle version of this book is 335 pages long and I know that may appear like a long book, it really wasn’t. It was fast paced and moved right along. I never once felt like skimming or putting it down, ONCE! It was almost graceful to read and never did feel like the writing was clunky or choppy. It flowed, well, except for that ending… gonna get you for that Melody!! You know you don’t have to give us cliffhangers to make us come back… that’s the exquisiteness of your writing… I’m coming back no matter what, because your writing is that freakin’ excellent!!
I’m going to sit back and read, read, read until September 2013 when Seduced comes out!