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Surrender
     

Surrender

4.1 86
by Melody Anne
 

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Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where

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Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it's too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for.

Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He's got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party's come out mutually benefited.

Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she's ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that's too good to be true. It turns out she's right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she's sent on her way, only to find out her mother's near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom's only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother's the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

Editorial Reviews

www.goodreads.com - Deb Schultz
FANEFFINGTASTIC!!!!

I know I've said this before about another one of Melody's books... but it bares saying again... maybe twice... HOLY EFF YOU SEE KAY!!! I am astonished! ...it was freakin' hot hot hot!!! My husband had to pry my Kindle out of my cold, sleeping hands last night and when I woke up, I said, "No, can't... put... down!" Oh the angst, the turmoil, and the clash between our main characters! This is definitely not for the faint of heart.
www.goodreads.com - Virginia Rosario
surrender yourself to this book, because it was AMAZING!!!

I was anxiously waiting for the release of this book, and now I am anxiously waiting to see how this series develops, because it was so worth the wait.

You will hate Rafe, then you will love him.. then you will be frustrated with him... then you will love him again. I cannot wait for book 2!!
www.goodreads.com - Teressa Allshouse
Half way through the book I Realized that Christian grey just got replaced by fanf*&kingtastic RAFE!!!! Absolutely loved fifty shades of grey however surrender is FANF&^KINGTASTIC!!!!

Melody Anne brought life to the pages of the book and developed an heroine, ARI, as a strong female not going to do anything that goes against her self respect, no matter the consequences. Rafe, is Dr Jeckle/Mr Hyde, just when you think he's going to tear down the wall he builds it higher.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016774824
Publisher:
Eternal Dreams
Publication date:
03/30/2013
Series:
Surrender , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
40,617
File size:
329 KB

Meet the Author

Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series in high demand; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel with a third book in the works called Midnight Storm.

As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then became published in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and relatives and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody's Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.
She looks forward to hearing from you and thanks you for your continued interest in her stories.

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Surrender 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like alpha males but somone needs to explain to this author what that is. This man is totally obnoxious, insulting and mean. There is nothing appealing about him and I've read books with dark heros. It's totally unrealistic that she can be attracted to this jerk who is a true woman hater. Will not buy the sequel or anything else by this author. The writing was not good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author should provide a complementary copy of the second book to everyone who purchased this book.  We all paid for a COMPLETE book and did not  receive one! Great story line...just incomplete!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the characters even if unrealistic and undeveloped. Less than 200 pages with important plot development missing so I feel gyped
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really the authors other books have been great but this book does nothing but demean women and promote RAPE which is what he does to her. I love books with alpha males but this guy is mean nasty and hateful...someone needs to castrate him.i hope in the following book she stays strong and has him put in jail but i will never know because i wont waste my money where the girl is treated like worthless trash.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but I HATE HATE HATE when they dont disclose the fact that there is no ending... this is a first installment so dont buy unless you plan on buying book 2 also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just like so many others by melody was exceptional. Especially if you love a poweful alpha male, and a wonderful woman who speaks up for herself. Arianna and Rafe are extremely great characters, characters unlike any of the other's in a dom/sub relationship I've read before. I hope the next book shows her proving to him everyone isn't going to heart him and not everyone is Sharron. Excellent book Melody :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is boring and seems to drag on forever. It's the same thing over and over, he wants her, she says no. The whole story is very unrealistic and nobody speaks like that anymore. Not one of my favorites, I can't seem to even finish this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not gonna lie, when this author first came out I thought her books were amateurish and poorly edited. And when I read the premise of the book, I thought, "Great, another 50 Shades copycat!" Just for the record, this book is NOT. It's not a copycat and it's very well written. In fact, I dare say it's awesome. I only wish we could've read the whole story in one book. I'm not sure I can wait til July for the follow up book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and had the feeling that I had read it before, then I realized its an awful lot like the shades of grey books  (except I liked those books). This story is terrible!! One of the scenes had me thinking rape, another abuse (not physical but emotional), come on! "I can't wait to break your will"  I own your place of employment, your mothers home and flower shop that you had to sell to pay your moms medical bills so be my whore or loose everything...... So much more I could say against this book but I'm done wasting my time with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Roller coaster of emotions. I really, really, don't like getting to the last page and know the second in "the series" when we don't know it is a series, is not out until the end of May. I read a book a day, or every other day. Difficult to keep track of a release date.
dvbDK More than 1 year ago
I not too sure about rafe. First I hated him and then I loved him  I got the love hate for the guy . I love ari pride tho she is hanging in  Omg know I have to wait for the next one ..  Melody Anne  You wrote amazing new series thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Cannot wait for the next
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smutbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
Surrender is scorching hot and will leave you panting for more.  If you want to know what to read after The Fifty Shades of Grey this is it! I read this series last year as it came out.  Let me tell you I just about died after Surrender waiting for Submit.  This book is that good and it is FREE right now so you have nothing to lose.  Before writing this review I went back and re-read Surrender and it was just as good as it was the first time and I could not go to bed last night until I started Submit.  I had to see what Ari was going to do again even though I knew what she was going to do.  I had to read it again just to be sure :). Rafe is a very alpha dominant male who puts an add in the paper for job that sounds too good to be true.  His job description is very vague and Ari is intrigued.  It pays quite a bit of money and she needs the money to pay for her mother's medical bills.  Ari is very sweet, highly intelligent, and witty.  In the beginning she may seem a little timid but boy does she let Rafe have it.  He is thrown off balance because no one has ever talked back to him and told him no.  She becomes his biggest challenge and he goes above and beyond what he has ever done to have a woman.  Even after all of his hard work she still says NO!.  I absolutely love Arianna.  She is spunky and I was on her side 100 percent. Melody Anne does an amazing job with character development. Arianna is a girl after my own heart and let me tell you after I read this book the first time I hated Rafe.  I had read all of Melody Anne's Billionaire Bachelors Series and was super excited about this series and then I met Rafe and wanted to scream.  By the time you get to the fourth book Scorched you are totally in love with him and realize that he was just scared of getting hurt again.  This is a series that at the end I wanted to cry that it was over.  My friends and I were hooked from the moment we finished Surrender. Surrender will take you on a wild ride and leave you one-clicking Submit as soon as possible.
AppalachiaGal More than 1 year ago
The plot is somewhat confusing. Is this erotica or a romance?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. The author continues to point out rafe's redeaming qualities but as the story progresses she just turns him into more of a monster. This book misleads you to believe that the male lead will grow as he discovers real love, but all that really happens is he continuosly demeans and mistreats this girl and then blackmails her into being his sex slave and it ends. Do not waste your time. This is not a romance it is just a continuous display of abuse and cruel manipulations.
blwilliamson131 More than 1 year ago
You always make me want more Love you Melody Anne
dayzd89 More than 1 year ago
So I found myself enjoying this novel quite a lot. I was drawn to the white hot tension between Rafe and Ari. They are so stubborn in their own ways, vulnerable in so many ways, too. They try to appear so strong and in control but honestly half the time I felt that they were both completely lost, feigning strength. That ending drove me crazy but I plan on getting the next novel as soon as possible. I love Melody's writing style and she has a great voice.
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popeyeswench More than 1 year ago
Rafe is a despicable hero. Ari is an airhead. Her mother should have never woken up. The work colleagues are horrible people. Really, there are no agreeable people in this romance. 
papinderpie More than 1 year ago
Surrender was at once paint by numbers but also paint off the page and up the wall. The ending was so sudden and less of a cliff hanger than a cliff jump. I didn’t like the characters enough to continue and find out what happens to them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read Submit! Love Ari!