Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Surrender to Temptation by Lauren Jameson ~ Release Day Review

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Title: Surrender To Temptation

Author: Lauren Jameson

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: April 1 2014

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Synopsis

In this stunning romance, Lauren Jameson presents a story of unexpected desire in which two strangers play a dangerous game in the quest for incredible pleasure. But winning comes with a price....

After walking in on her boyfriend with another woman, Devon Reid decides to seek solace in the small California town she’s often visited on vacation. Instead, she finds herself consumed by a mysterious man who sets her ablaze with one simple look.


Devon has always been the good girl, but Zach’s touch turns her into something primal, especially when he persuades her to give up control to him. But while Zach can make her burn, he seduces Devon one moment and turns her away the next.


When Devon starts her new job at Phyrefly Aviation, she learns that Zach is actually founder and CEO of the massive corporation. And while Devon knows she should keep things between them strictly professional, his overwhelming magnetism makes it impossible to stay away.... 

 

Lisa’s Review

3 Stars

 

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Surrender to Temptation by Lauren Jameson is comprised of the six short novellas originally published by this author telling the story of sexy billionaire Zachariah St. Brenton and Devon Reid. A non too risqué BDSM romance with a quintessential good girl attempting to start a new life in a small Californian town only to find herself consumed by a larger-than-life man who brands her with one simple look.

After finding her scumbag of a boyfriend in a compromising position with another woman, Devon flees and moves away to a small town in California quitting her job in the process. Completely devastated and at a loss regarding what she should do now, Devon seeks solace in the quiet town hoping to start fresh. There, in a small diner, Devon meets a gorgeous and tempting man who radiates power and has her lustfully contemplating things that she has no business thinking about. After a brief interaction said sexy business-man hands her a card and tells her that if she needs a job to contact his offices.

 

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Zach is the billionaire owner and CEO of Phyrefly Aviation with a mysterious past. When he spies Devon at a diner he can’t help but be attracted to the innocent and beautiful blonde and when she takes him up on his offer and shows up at his offices looking for employment, Zach knows he will be unable to stay away from her. Zach doesn’t do safe vanilla relationships. He is dominant, intense and requires complete control in the bedroom.

Unable to deny their lust-filled connection, Zach and Devon surrender to their desire and Zach introduces Devon to a whole new world where she plays the part of a submissive. Devon is easily seduced by her sexy and enigmatic boss who brings out her inner vixen. Giving Zach her complete trust and having him hold all the cards is not an easy thing for Devon to do; however, she is not willing to walk away from his promises of sensual pleasure. Will what Devon and Zach share turn into something more profound or will Devon simply be just one more conquest for the magnetic billionaire?

For me, Surrender to Temptation was an enjoyable read but nothing in the book made it stand out against the multitude of books of the same rich billionaire/innocent heroine trope. Zach’s penchant for drawing Devon in one moment and then pushing her away the next got old, fast. Further, Devon was such a sucker for punishment. Zach did not exactly show her any tenderness or care and, yet, she still gave in every single time he came back seeking her out once again. Yes, I understand that Zach was a damaged man but by the time we got his backstory I felt like it didn’t impact me enough to explain his aloof demeanor and his need for control. Perhaps if things had been fleshed out a little more. I don’t know.

All in all, Lauren Jameson has written a fairly entertaining book with some great sexy times. This was a quick read and I can honestly say that I was never bored. The writing was decent. Surrender to Temptation may have been a book that did not necessarily stand out for me; however, this may just be the book that leaves you with that happy and satisfied feeling. So, again, good read but not something extraordinary.

 

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Purchase Links

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