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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Prepare yourself. Cameron jumps right in with the first paragrap

Prepare yourself. Cameron jumps right in with the first paragraph that demands your attention. Rory Clarke is already near the top of the corporate ladder with plans of one day heading the company. In walks Lucas Blaine with his good looks and flirty dirty ways and Rory...
Prepare yourself. Cameron jumps right in with the first paragraph that demands your attention. Rory Clarke is already near the top of the corporate ladder with plans of one day heading the company. In walks Lucas Blaine with his good looks and flirty dirty ways and Rory was tempted to leave work for the day to spend some quality time with "Mr. Buzzy". But Rory takes her job seriously and puts it above her own needs to release a little tension.

Rory lives with her best friend Sloan and they are often joined by two other girl friends for nights out. I loved the closeness of these girls and the banter between friends. I love the idea of best friends that can tell each other every detail of everything they experience without judgement. I don't think those friendships happen often enough. We all need friends that will encourage us to go home with a hottie like Lucas. It gets really hot when they get tangled up together in the back of the taxi cab. The chemistry gets near combustible when they get to bed. Piercings anyone? Yeah, these lead characters like their piercings.

Now Rory has a dilemma. She really needs a new assistant and her Board Members are pushing for her to hire Mr. Blaine. How is she supposed to work professionally with the guy when all she can think about is very unprofessional things to do with him. Like these suggestions from her girl friends:



"You should ask him if he'll put his file in your credenza!"

"Defrag your lady system"

"Put his spam in your inbox"


He earned the name "sexcretary" and "ass-istant". A night with Lucas is like a Lays chip, you can't have just one.(haha) Despite her best efforts, Rory finds herself falling for Lucas but who is this guy really. He has secrets he refuses to share with Rory. Maybe he is too good to be true. And will his secrets lead to heartache for Rory? You're going to love reading to find out. Oh and as side note, I love that the author wrote Rory's parents to be loving and in a healthy relationship. I'm not seeing enough happy family characters lately. I loved Sweet Surrendering and would definitely recommend it.

posted by The_Globug on October 17, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I thought Sweet Surrendering was boring, and I thought the chara

I thought Sweet Surrendering was boring, and I thought the characters were immature and only a few of them actually had personalities. Sloane was the only character I loved, and I expected more out of the two main characters' relationship. 
Firstly, I couldn't connect w...
I thought Sweet Surrendering was boring, and I thought the characters were immature and only a few of them actually had personalities. Sloane was the only character I loved, and I expected more out of the two main characters' relationship. 
Firstly, I couldn't connect with Rory. On some level, she just annoyed me. I didn't think she had much of a personality. She's a workaholic who's had one serious boyfriend that cheated on her, and she spends her days drinking, hanging out with her girlfriends, and working. She's an only child, and she has a great relationship with her parents (except you don't see much of them). I also thought she acted like she was still in high school when it came to Lucas. Or, excuse me, Lucah. And honestly, their relationship was lacking realness and an emotional quality I've come to expect in book couples. It's really all about the sex, and even the sex scenes were generic and mundane. Sometimes it was steamy, and other times I just wanted to skim the scenes. And their relationship was all sunshine and rainbows, even though they shouldn't be in a relationship and Lucah has secrets. It just didn't seem real to me.
Secondly, the secret that Lucah was hiding didn't really fit with the story-line. Or, at least, I didn't like it because it was the reason that made it easy for them to get away with the forbidden office romance. Finding out about it when the story was almost over didn't help in the least. There wasn't much build-up about it, and I thought for sure it would create some tension between the two. But other than being less than a day apart because Rory had to think about everything, it was smoothed over.
Thirdly, the plot was really boring. Forbidden romances are one of my favorite story-lines; however, this didn't seem like it. Their office romance wasn't smothered in tension, and I'm sure most of the other employees figured it out early on (even her father had!). There weren't any obstacles for them to jump through, and his "big secret" made everything end too perfectly. It was like a neat little bow on a present, all tidy and pretty. Forbidden romances shouldn't be that tidy or perfect. I was waiting for them to be found out, to have to jump through some obstacles at work and with the other employees, but it never happened.
All in all, I thought the story was okay. It just didn't work for me.

posted by skizzles22 on October 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Eh

    Some of the story was fun. I thought her erotic scenes were depicted properly. However, if it hadn't been for those erotic scenes than I would have thought that this book was targeted to early high school kids because of the writing technique.

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