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Slow Surrender

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

¿The game is very simple. I ask you to do something and you do i

“The game is very simple. I ask you to do something and you do it.”
Karina is an Art History graduate student without a firm goal as to what to do with her education.  Against the backdrop of the last concert of a legendary musical performer’s career, she meets the myst...
“The game is very simple. I ask you to do something and you do it.”
Karina is an Art History graduate student without a firm goal as to what to do with her education.  Against the backdrop of the last concert of a legendary musical performer’s career, she meets the mysterious male protagonist while temporarily filling in at a restaurant her sister manages. The night’s tribulations also include her new thesis advisor and a man with whom she recently had a job interview. While avoiding the other two men downstairs, the handsome, lone man upstairs begins a kinky flirtation.  From there, an unconventional relationship forms and builds right alongside the other big deal in Karina’s life, graduation. 
Even though I’m a fan of this author since her Blue Moon/Masquerade days as well as a religious reader of her web serial Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, I wasn’t sure what to expect when she announced this project. This genre has resulted in a few gems and many duds.  In human history, completely new storytelling ended thousands of years ago.  Instead, writers build and re-tool tales of those who came before. If you are going to complain about originality, get in line behind the hausfrau who gave the Brothers Grimm Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. The protagonist’s secret identity was obvious to me early on; I think, more from a familiarity with her work and not a shortfall in foreshadowing.  Two things I really did not like:  first, everyone, including the female protagonist blames her for the aftermath when she demands honesty.  Oh he’s so fragile, bull!  She is an underemployed graduate student trying to get her act together, he knows everything about her and possesses, literally everything including access to therapy.  The second thing I didn’t like is that the sequel does not come out for a year!  Highly recommended.

posted by JanetSpaQ on March 10, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I wasn't a huge fan of this book. The premise is like most books

I wasn't a huge fan of this book. The premise is like most books in this genre - rich, mysterious man meets eager, working-class girl. They play some sensual games while hinting at some deeper inner angst of his. The story felt really obvious at the same time, it lacked...
I wasn't a huge fan of this book. The premise is like most books in this genre - rich, mysterious man meets eager, working-class girl. They play some sensual games while hinting at some deeper inner angst of his. The story felt really obvious at the same time, it lacked a lot of the emotional depth that I usually look for in books. The main female character was really annoying with her ability to just accept everything. There was no internal struggle on her part and she was just way too accommodating. And the surprise twist at the end which reveals his identity was pretty obvious from the beginning. 

posted by 2677945 on March 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Pretty good

    I'd read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Fan Me Now

    If you liked "50" you will like "Slow Surrender" Very sensuous and sexual. All about control. This is a story that you will need to read all the installments. The first leaves you hanging for the second. OK by me. I like her style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    More please

    I love this story line

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    painful to read

    If there was a half star thats what i would give this book. Amateur writing style and an extremely boring stiry line. I have no desire to read what happens next.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

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    If you like 50 Shades, you'll dig this

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    From the moment waitress Karina meets him in a New York bar, she knows James is different. Daring. Dominating. Though he hides his true identity from her, the mysterious, wealthy businessman anticipates her every desire and fulfills her secret fantasies. Awakened by his touch, Karina discovers a wild side she hadn't known existed and nothing is off limits.

    She aches for more . . .

    What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James's sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she'll break all the rules to get it.


    MY REVIEW:

    So this was my first book by Cecilia Tan and it definitely won’t be my last. I totally digged the whole premises of this story and found it engaging, hot, and often times—hilarious.

    So you’re probably wondering why four stars and not five, right? Well that’s two fold. One, when this story started it was gripping and had me on the edge of my seat. I thought the scene was well placed and I was curious to see where it’d go. But soon after that I saw that it was going like most of the books I’ve read this past year did. Of course those books are popular, but they are only popular because they haven’t been overdone. But it’s getting there….like vampires.

    The other thing with this that sorta had me sighing in a not so good way was the relationship secrets here. I wanted Karina to stick up for herself. I didn’t want this to just be about sex. But she let “James” basically take their relationship to a joke level with how he kept turning it around to sex. And then the cliffhanger! Don’t get me started…

    All in all, Ms. Tan has written a very steamy book, one I think will sell like a wildfire goes through dry brush. I hope the series does pick up it’s own originality but I totally recommend to read it. Just make sure you have cold water sitting nearby…oh, and ice. Lots of ice. ;)

    Four out of five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Delicious

    Having to wait for book two feels like having to wait for Big O by James. Delicious scenes, warm and provacative characters....i want more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

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    Enjoyable read. The details to the lives of james and karina can be a bit much to keep track of at times. Maybe the 2nd book will flow with less holes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    3

    Meh. Didn't feel the connection and the games were too much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Loved it

    Read it in one night. Does anyone know when the 2nd one comes out? ??

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