Series: Surrender Your Love #1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: March 15th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.
Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.
When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.
A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.
Once I saw the cover I just knew I had to read this! I am a sucker for some hot, steamy love if you catch my drift…
And there was plenty of panty melting moments going on, but some things didn’t click for me.
When Brooke first meets Jett, she is instantly attracted to him, despite his cockiness and arrogance. Brooke continues to tell us how hot Jett is….
“He was dazzlingly gorgeous. Forget gorgeous. He was beautiful. Utterly, totally, mind-blowingly stunning. On a scale from one to ten, he was a hundred.”
“The guy was a piece of sin. If he were the devil holding a contract, this would be the moment I might just give in to temptation and sign over my soul.”
and some more….
“He wasn’t just hot; he had something about him that turned my insides all mushy and made me want to do stuff. To him. With him.”
Brooke’s descriptions of how hot and sexy Jett are, become repetitive and annoying after awhile. I mean we get it:
Jett is God’s gift to woman. The cat’s meow.
This leads to my other issue. I don’t find Jett to be all that sexy.
Shocked right? I didn’t find Jett’s dirty talk to be all that dirty.
“I hired you for your attitude, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. But I’m not sure I can work with you until I’ve fucked this attraction out of my system.”
To me, Jett sounded corny. And the attraction between Jett and Brooke felt forced at times. There is a saying that goes something like “show us, don’t tell us” and I can’t help but feel that I was being shown everything. Jett’s Adonis physique. Brooke’s reluctance to “trust” him. The “attraction” between the two of them. I would have liked to felt the chemistry instead of reading about it.
And lastly the one other issues I had with the book
Am I the only one that DOESN’T talk like this to myself? It’s not like we learn anything interesting with Brooke’s inner banter. It’s whiny and useless. I couldn’t help but feel like I was reading a less sexier version of Fifty Shades of Grey.
While there were a few elements I liked they weren’t enough to make me want to read the rest of this series.