Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "First Surrender"


First Surrender by Katie Reus
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2013
Series: The Serafina: Sin City, 1 (novella)
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Romantic Suspense)


He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants…

Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had—and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin.

And he’s about to make his claim…

Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful, dark haired casino chef a secret. He’s not good enough for her. But when an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.







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Sierra is the head chef at the Cloud 9 restaurant at the Serafina Hotel. She loves her job, and she loves her best friend Hayden who is second-in-command for the hotel’s security team. Hayden joined the Serafina about the same time as Sierra; having just retired from the Navy. They have a standing Thursday night dinner. So on this Thursday when she went to meet him Sierra was surprised when a coworker told her Hayden had left on a date. Trying to keep her tears in check she rushed down the parking garage and her car; not noticing the man in the ski mask until it was too late.




This is a short novella; I read it in a few hours this morning. I was pulled in from the first page. The affection Hayden and Sierra have for each other is quite evident.  I found it fun to think of this huge 6’5” alpha male being sensitive enough to worry about his petite best friend’s feelings. The steamy scenes were HOT, but there were tender moments too. For such a short work it also has a punch of suspense.



 
My only complaint is I wanted more! I found Sierra and Hayden great characters, their dialogue and connection was fun to read. I hope to read more about Sierra and Hayden; First Surrender is the introduction to a new series centered on the Serafina hotel; the next installment in the series will be a full length book. This was my first book by this author, I plan on reading the next book, and also going back to read many other books by Katie Reus.




     5 STARS!





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Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.



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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) *sigh* You need to stop reading such great books, girl---my want to read list can't survive much longer! 

Have you read Katie Reus? Do you have a favorite book of hers?




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