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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 March 11, 2013

    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 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. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    I've read better

    I get the idea of where you were trying to go with the story. You kept me interested in the beginning then the it started to drag in the middle on towards the end, it lost its edge and became predictable like all stories in this genra. I will read the next but only because I'd like to see what happens with Karina & James or whatever his name is...Lol. which means I'll probably read the first 2 chapters and the last 3 to sum it all up for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    I wasn't a huge fan of this book. I would not recommend it.

    I wasn't a huge fan of this book. I would not recommend it.

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