This is my stop as part of the Tasty Book Tour for this title. Be sure to check the other tour stops , and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway for your chance to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card and Winner’s Choice Digital Backlist Romance from Zara Stoneley author of Summer of Surrender
What promises to be a hot and steamy, sexually charged story developed into so much more, with characters that were complex and flawed, a story line that promises only a summer but leaves everyone looking for more.
James is a sex therapist, and far from being open to the possibilities, he is closed off and wants nothing of emotional entanglement. In fact, he discourages entanglements by insisting on surrender, a common misconception of the lifestyle from those not familiar with Dominants. Despite his control issues, James clearly displayed his flaws and fears in his approach, and it was interesting to watch him grow and develop.
Kezia is loud, brash and brazen, the complete opposite of James in every way, except one. She too hides a deep sadness, manifesting in her bold and often forward behavior. Also a fan of no commitments or entanglements, the struggles between she and James for control of situations is often cleverly displayed.
As the two battle it out for supremacy, the true essence of submission as a means of power, and the trust needed to truly engage in the lifestyle is beautifully developed. As they start to share with one another, the walls start to come down and the two start to form a bond.
Heartbreaking moments are perfectly intermingled with moments of hope and joy, mixed with some seriously steamy sexual play. Far from just being a voyeuristic view, the emotional development between the characters and their own personal growth makes this a story well worth reading.
Title: Summer of Surrender
Author: Zara Stoneley
Published by: Harper Impulse
Source: Author via Tour Company
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Sex is the only thing they have in common. Total surrender the name of the game.
James had it all. Good education. City job and a wife he would have been willing to die for. Their motto had been work hard, play hard, but she’d pushed the boundaries too far and he’d walked. Became the man he felt he needed to be. Detached. In control.
Free spirit Kezia lives each day at a time; sharing, loving and giving are unconditional. And sex is part of the sharing.
When fate leaves James and Kezia trapped together for the summer, her openness is an invitation he just can’t resist. The attraction is instant, the sex all-consuming. And as their fantasies become reality, James begins to realise that willing surrender is a far different pleasure to forced submission…
A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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