Wednesday, March 26, 2014

[Review]: "Deep Surrendering" + Giveaway!

Deep Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron
Publication Date: March 20th, 2014
Series: Deep Surrendering, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

She's all about rules. He lives by none but his own. When these two meet, the results could be disastrous.

When Marisol Everly’s friend Rory sets her up with Fin Herald, Marisol doesn't expect that it will amount to anything, but that was before she saw Fin's searing blue eyes and mischievous smile. Not to mention, he seems absolutely fascinated by her mundane life. He's everything that a girl could want, but there's something else that ripples under the surface of his flirty behavior. Something darker. Something that fascinates Marisol, but scares her at the same time. Is she willing to risk falling into an abyss she might not get out of?

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Other Books by this Author:

Deeper We Fall (#1) -- TBQ

For Real (#1) -- TBQ

Sweet Surrendering (#1) -- TBQ
Surrenering to Us (#2) -- TBQ

My Favorite Mistake (#1) -- TBQ
My Sweetest Escape (#2) -- TBQ

My Review:

Deep Surrendering kicks off a new series of novellas from Chelsea M. Cameron, following Marisol and Fin. I'm not a fan of serials, but I picked this one up for two reasons. 1) I have read many of Cameron's books before and liked her work and 2) I am interested in the hero and heroine, who appeared in another book.

Providing only a glimpse of what is to come in the series, Deep Surrendering does end with a cliffhanger of sorts. It's a quick read, and did manage to grab me, though I admit there were a few things I didn't care for.

Fin is a mysterious bad-boy and we do not know much about him yet. But secrets and dark shadows are surely in his past. I am curious to find out more about him. However, his hot-and-then-cold moments frustrated me. A lot. And they didn't happen just once; no his bipolar episodes happened 3 or 4 times. I get that there is going to be a “reason” for his actions revealed in a future novella, but I still had a headache from the emotional whiplash he caused.

I will be returning to catch the next part of Fin and Marisol's story. They do appear to have good chemistry and some cute moments together. All in all, while this novella is not earth shattering, it is still a good start to their story. Perhaps if, like me, you are not a fan of serials, it would be best to wait until the rest of the episodes are available so as to get the complete story. 

3 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the author, via the tour host, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Until Next Time,


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Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

I think I'm gonna do just that and hold off until they're all out :)

Daniel M said...

like the cover and sounds like a fun one!