Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Surrender by Violetta Rand

Title:  Surrender
Series:  Devil's Den #1
Author:  Violetta Rand
Published:  January 27/15 by Loveswept
Length:  240pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  NA contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire—and sometimes dreams come true.
Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better.

My Review:

This explosively hot novel drew me in on many different levels. The relationship between the main characters was turbulent, emotional, and erotically charged. The plot of the story combined the best of romance with the worst of life. Rand made difficult to swallow topics accessible to the masses without sacrificing the integrity of her story. She builds a complex world for her characters to live in, combining the angst generally associated with the NA genre with all of the realities of the real world into something that will definitely capture your attention.

Rand’s emotional characters definitely tugged at my heart. She shows the same story from both perspectives, sometimes going over the same scene from both sides. This dual perspective was very well done and really enriched the story while also giving readers an inside look at the main characters. I love how you really get a feel for both main characters, their thoughts, and their situations this way.

This is a fantastic first novel in Rand’s new series. I’m already counting down the days until the sequel is released.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading/reviewing Surrender, Jonel! So happy to here again. :)