Wendy reviews Surrender Your Heart by Raven J. Spencer Published July 31, 2015. 144 pages.
Note: A copy of this book was provided to us in exchange for an honest review.
Penny can’t believe what happened to her: One day she’s studying sociology and paying her tuition with her job at a local café, the next she wakes up in a luxurious house which is the property of a rich and enigmatic woman. Carter Forbes is ready to lay the world at her feet, but what will she expect in return? As she uncovers Carter’s reasons to create this unusual situation, Penny can’t deny the attraction between them. Can she reconcile her desire with her beliefs about herself, or is this passionate affair doomed from the start?
This week’s theme is Out of Your Comfort Zone and I chose this book because I don’t normally read ff. I was surprised that I was taken out of my comfort zone, not by the ff genre, but by the kidnapping scene and the MC reaction to it.
Penny is a young college student who works at an upscale café. She has a great work ethic, and never misses her book club meetings either. In other words, she’s someone that her friends and family can count on. She’s dependable. She has her life planned out and she steadily works towards her goal.
Carter is a billionaire who always gets what she wants. She wants Penny. You can tell from early on in the book that Carter has many things going on at the same time and some of it you can see is leading towards some end goal that she deliberately chooses not to share with Penny.
Carter kidnapped Penny early on in the story and that’s the part that made this book out of my comfort zone. Especially because Penny just seems to go along with it like it had little bearing or relevance to her situation. Yes, she is treated like a guest at a five-star hotel, but she’s a prisoner and she doesn’t seem to care very much. It just felt odd to me.
They have sex fairly quickly and that was actually very nicely done.
The book on the whole is well written, and the story was more complex than I thought it would be for its length. If you can get past the MC not seeming to care about being kidnapped you will find there’s a good story here.
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Raven J. Spencer, lesbian, married, loves everything sensual and indulgent which led her to write erotic romance and fantasies. When she’s not writing, you can often find her on Pinterest in the pursuit of inspiration.
Her works include the Surrender Trilogy (lesbian billionaire romance), the A Perfect Dream series about an erotic getaway for ladies only, and standalone erotic short stories.