Thursday, August 28, 2014

Surrender by: Tawny Taylor

I was his.
To touch.
Any time he wanted.
Abby is ready to agree to anything to stop her brother from going to prison, but Kameron Maldondo, the owner of MalTech Corporation, is asking for the unexpected. Enthralled by his commanding brilliance, she agrees to be his assistant, at his beck and call for whatever he needs--whenever and however he wants. What that means is for him to decide and for her to submit to. Frightened yet fascinated by what he promises, Abby becomes a willing captive to his caress, undone by his peerless touch, a quivering submission to an aching need for complete carnal surrender. . .
Almost is the word that comes to mind when I think of Surrender by Tawny Taylor. I was initially turned off by the initial interactions of Abigail Barnes, an employee of MalTech owned by  none other than Kameron Madonado. In an attempt to spare her brother, Abigail schedules a meeting with Kameron to plead for her brother's freedom after he has been accused of stealing something from the MalTech Corporation. In her valiant effort Abigail, or Abby, finds herself in a VERY compromising position and accepts an offer to work directly "under" Kameron as his personal assistant. Kameron is playing all kinds of offending Title IX games with her mind and her body and at this point Abby just appears weak and plain ole every day stupid.

At this point of the book, I politely sat my reader down, and had to really think about how I should proceed. I mean I had other books to read and I was definitely overworked. However, the book fairies were in this novel's favor, so I pressed on and was pleasantly surprised by the turn of events that transformed Kameron from a douche bag to "Mr. How you doin'". And as Kameron's character shifted so did Abby's, making her a willing participant in her own life who actually demonstrated that she had and started utilizing her common sense.
From this point in the story, I was reading and loving every word as the story took on a completely new direction. The plot really did thicken and a suspenseful story began to unfold that involved blackmail, revenge, espionage, and failed attempts at brainwashing.  When I say this part of the story was good, I mean it was REALLY good and then it happened. Another occurs and disappointed cannot even express how I felt. The storyline dropped me from the highest peak of the Appalachian Mountain chain to a random street corner in New Orleans. It was almost as if there was an afterthought of erotica and a random BDSM scene was tacked on to the end of the story with a playroom and everything.
I digress. Surrender was definitely not a bad read. It was almost an incredible novel. I mean there was steaminess between Kameron and Abby. These two definitely had some chemistry, once the coercion stopped on Kameron's part. The storyline was definitely interesting in a way that you rarely see a leading Alpha man. And he definitely experience some of the things in this story that I hadn't read until now. However, I could have managed with a different beginning and a very different ending. Nevertheless, if you can manage to make it past the first three chapters, I would recommend that you jog on over and read Surrender, by Tawny Taylor.
A complementary copy of this book was given on behalf of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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