By: Chelsea M. Cameron
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Book Whisperer's Rating:
She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…
When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she's determined to keep things professional.
Lucas Blaine has other plans for her. He wants Rory, and it’s hard to resist his stunning blue eyes, chin dimple and the way he fills out a suit. Everywhere she looks, there he is, giving her a panty-melting smile and pulling her away for the most amazing (and satisfying) sex she’s ever had in her life.
What starts off as one sexual encounter turns into multiple trysts in and out of the office and the lines she’d tried to draw so carefully are blurring. But the closer they get, the more Rory realizes that there are things about Lucas she doesn’t know, things he’s hiding from her. She’ll have to decide if she can surrender to her feelings or get out while she still can.
Sweet Surrendering started off great and I thought I got my hands on a five star book. I was excited about it because in this story, it is the woman that is high up on the corporate ladder and has a relationship with her administrative assistant instead of the other way around like most books. It was a new twist… until it stopped twisting for me.
Character wise, I felt like I didn’t get to know them well enough to get attached and really care about what was happening to them. Rory interviews Lucas for her administrative assistant position and then sleeps with him that weekend, hoping that she will never see him again. When she is pushed to hire Lucas, she spends another weekend with him as the last weekend that they could ever have. It became a “we can’t do this anymore” to a “this is the last time” back to a “we can’t do this anymore.” I didn’t like the bouncing back and forth. I also couldn’t get a good grip on the character Lucas. At times he was super aggressive and in your face “I get whatever I want” kind of a man and then the next chapter he lies down and doesn’t fight. Plus his huge secret just made me scratch my head.
I also had a hard time reading the book based on the sentence structure. There were multiple times that I had to reread a paragraph just so I could figure out who was speaking.