***This book contains graphic language, explicit sex, and situations that some delicate readers may have trouble with. It is not intended to be read by anyone under the age of 18.***
Cruz Edwards is the talented drummer of Bayou Stix, the most famous rock band in the country. Behind his drum set, he's a god. Playing is his escape from his tormented past. He's a deeply tortured man and the scars of his conception and parentage run deep, so deep his friends worry that eventually he'll sink into the abyss of his own making.
Tifanie Jeffries- Bellaforte is a fiercely strong woman. Her upbringing is the polar opposite of Cruz's. She's never wanted for anything and comes from one of the most influential families in Louisiana history. Her privileged upbringing smothered her and she's worked harder than anyone to prove that she is capable of anything she sets her mind to. She is living proof that character and hard work are more important than a family name and wealth. She's shunned her life of luxury and supports herself as a brilliant paramedic.
Other than being behind his drums, Cruz is used to hiding from the world and only allows his beloved momma and trusted group of friends a front row seat to his true self. Tifanie is used to getting what she wants, not because she feels entitled, but because she's willing to work for it.
What happens when a strong woman who refuses to give up meets a man who's only known despair?
What happens when the walls you've built around yourself are pulled down one by one?
What happens when the biggest challenge of your life is overcoming yourself?
Sometimes the things that prove you're strong come from allowing yourself to surrender.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed all of the Bayou Stix books...fun, sexy reads!
Loved the whole series!!! So amazing growing with the characters and following their lives. So fun to read!!!! Great job Skye Turner, I look forward to reading more!
Skye has done it again. This does have more annoying tendencies (you want to slap the characters more often than not)but it's a great wrap up to the series. I'm going to miss my boys. Luckily I can visit them any time I want.
This book was bittersweet for me. This is book 5 in the Bayou Stix series. All of the books in the series can be read as a stand alone, BUT I would not read this one as a stand alone. The one and only epilogue you will find in Skye's books is in this book and it is a spoiler alert!!! I recommend to get the full affect that you read ALL of the books from the beginning. It just isn't the same when you read them out of order .. You will miss so much. This is Cruz and Tifanie's book. I felt like Cruz was the most troubled of the group, but that might be just because I connected with him on a deeper level. I wanted to ring this guys neck at times and say wake up and OPEN those eyes!!! When bad things happen to you in your life you tend to think that you are not worthy of any love, any affection, anything period. Cruz is no exception. Cruz is fine on his own, he feels like he is too damaged for anyone to love. He barely can stand the site of himself. I really think he feels lucky to have the people that he does in his life and he is happy with that. That is until Tifanie comes sauntering in. She is a fire ball, a force to be reckoned with. She will not take no for an answer. She is willing to show Cruz just what he is worth and more. She won't give up and she is willing to stay around for the long haul. BUT Cruz has other plans. Can Tifanie convince him that she is worth it? That they are worth it? This book is a page turner right from the beginning and never slows down. These two together are smoking hot, just like all of Skye's other characters. She sure knows how to find the perfect matches. I do love how Cruz had to deal with Cruz before he could even realize that he should be with Tifanie. There were so many sad situations where I just wanted to take this man and cuddle up with him and tell him everything would be okay. The things that Cruz has been through would have broken anyone else. He is weak and he is scarred, but he is strong and he is beautiful. He just has to find his purpose, his reason. Cruz is a beautiful tortured soul. Tifanie is just the one who said I am not giving up on you. I see inside and I love what I see and I will spend my whole life showing you that it is beautiful. You don't want to miss this book. As I stated it was bittersweet for me. I had to say goodbye to my Bayou Stix crew. The ending will have you cheering and shedding a few tears. I am so sad to read the last book in this series, but I look forward to reading more from this talented author. She has a fan for life. Thank you Skye for this spectacular series. You get a little bit of everything in these books. You will be able to relate to at least one or more of the books. So don't wait pick up your copy of Alluring Surrender today!!