Erryn reviews ‘Surrendering My Affection (Sulfur Springs Book 4)’ by Taylor Rylan. This book was released by the author on November 26, 2018, and is 242 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Dean. It was released on December 16, 2019, and is 4 hrs and 57 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m loving this series.
Cody Wells isn’t sure what he wants in life. He’s watched his two best friends fall in love, but he’s not sure that’s for him. He has a job he loves and friends who are always there for him. What more could he want or need? But if that’s truly the case, why can’t he get a certain someone out of his mind?
Adrian Fisher knows exactly what he wants and is determined to get it. From the moment he set eyes on the younger man at a club, he knew they were going to spend the rest of their lives together. Now, he just has to convince him of that.
When friends and family decide Cody and Adrian belong together, they join forces to make it happen. But will Cody give in and surrender to the man he can’t quit thinking about? Will Adrian finally stop messing up every time they run into each other?
Surrendering My Affection is the fourth book in the Sulfur Springs series. This is a Men of Crooked Bend spin off, but it isn’t a requirement that you listen to that series to enjoy this one. Familiar faces will be found, but this series takes you off of the ranch and into the lives of those in Sulfur Springs. While each book will focus on a different couple, you should listen to them in order.
Warning: The book contains sexually explicit material between two men and is intended for adults over 18.
I’m enjoying this series. Cody has watched his friends Tristan and Hawke meet and fall in love with older men and although he might be jealous, he’s very happy for his friends. He often feels like a fifth wheel though, always worrying his friends would prefer being with their partners. Now, Walker and Trace are understanding and want their partners to spend time with their friends.
One night while out Cody was approached by an older man. He and his buddies nicknamed the man the Bear from The Blue Diamond – the name of the club they were at. Cody rebuffed the older man but has had regrets ever since. When he encounters Adrian again, he questions the decision to keep the bear at bay. Now, there is a lot of back and forth and at times Adrian almost felt like a stalker, unrelenting in his pursuit of Cody. Cody balks a bit and the final deception almost ended the relationship before it’s even begun.
In the end, though, the men were destined to be together. Adrian is a federal marshal and his partner is convinced he and Cody are meant to be together. Cody’s buddies have also witnessed the chemistry and are willing to step in to help Adrian in his chase. Even Adrian’s sister gets involved.
Cody is only twenty to Adrian’s thirty-eight. His experience is limited, but he knows what he wants and he’s pretty sure Adrian can’t give it to him. In the end, though, he realizes there’s more to compatibility than just body parts. He’s able to give himself to Adrian and they are meant to be together.
I have to give a shout out to Michael Dean (formerly Michael Pauley) who narrates this series. I adore him and think he does a brilliant job. Coming home to Sulphur Springs is a treat and I can’t wait for the next book.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
After several years of daydreaming about sexy men in her head, Taylor decided to finally start writing about them! That’s where the Men of Crooked Bend came from, although at the time, she had no idea as to what she would name the town, nor what state it would even be in. She quickly learned that even though she had ideas in her head, it was her characters that ultimately decided what would happen in each story. She goes into each adventure with a set plan but already knows that in the end, things will change and that her characters are going to get their way.
When she’s not writing about sexy men, she loves to read about them. Even if, her reading time has become less frequent since she started writing, she still tries to find time to read at least once a week.
She is a busy mom of three and one kitten named Lucky.
Her Men of Crooked Bend Series is her first series but she already has a spin-off in the works. She also writes about sexy shifters and their fated mates. Her Honey Creek Den is just the first of several series planned!