Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron

I was intiruged with this story about the hot, red-head and a reversed office romance. I had to give it a try.

Artistic image of muscular sexy man bodyShe’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.

I have to be completely honest. This book left me confused; the characters at the beginning of the book and the characters at the end of the book weren’t the same. I know what you’re thinking. But, Kristyna, haven’t you ever heard of character growth? Why, yes, yes I have and this isn’t it. Take the male lead, Lucah, we understand from the beginning that he has something to hide, but once all is revealed in the end, Lucah’s action in the beginning (i.e. super alpha-male, take-me-now office rendezvous) did not match his character (i.e. the nice, sweet guy who keeps his memories locked away). I felt a serious disconnect between the character’s actions and his motives.

The only stable character was Rory. I loved that she was a hard-working, ambitious career woman, who refused to put her career to the side for love. Let’s face it, you CAN have both. I also really liked her best friend/roommate. Their relationship was endearing, two friends that genuinely cared for each other.

As I’m finishing this ramble, I don’t know how I feel about this book. It was entertaining and steamy at times, but I didn’t connect with the characters or buy their motives for a relationship. However, I still wanted them to get a happy ever after and make ginger babies. Perhaps I’m feeling bipolar about this one.

I’m unsure about this story but I’m still going to read more from this author.

STARS: 3 out of 5

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