Sensual Surrender (romantic suspense)

Sensual Surrender (romantic suspense)

by Katie Reus


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Sensual Surrender (romantic suspense) by Katie Reus

I'm ready to move on. Please don't search for me. Please just let me go. ~Ellie

The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth's world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend...she's the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he's planning to propose to. He'd do anything for her...except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie's Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own.

Ellie is devastated when her secret past finally catches up with her. Stupid to think she could bury the mistakes of her youth and find happiness with a good man. Leaving Jay rips her heart to shreds, but it's the only way she can protect him from the dangerous people she once ran with. And deep down, she fears he'll never be able to forgive her for hiding her past from him.

The closer Jay gets to the truth about Ellie, the deeper he plunges into danger. He'll move heaven and earth to save her, but if she can't trust in Jay's love it might be too late for both of them.

The Serafina: Sin City Series, #2

Author note: Sensual Surrender is the second book in The Serafina: Sin City series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Books in series:
First Surrender (novella), #1
Sensual Surrender, #2
Sweetest Surrender, #3
Dangerous Surrender, #4

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635560602
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Serafina: Sin City Series , #2
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Darkness series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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Sensual Surrender 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This is an intriguing story full of suspense, secrets and hot steamy sex! The chemistry between Jay and Ellie plus their hopes for a future together is intense. It comes down to trust but a secret could tear them apart. A great storyline and realistic characters keep you enthralled from beginning to end. I love reading books by Katie Reus; she has such finesse with the written word you are captivated throughout the entire story. Received copy for review
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
I just finished Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus and I am so glad I have found such an awesome romantic suspense author. I love that Katie can write both long and short stories with varying levels of suspense. Sensual Surrender was more about the characters than the suspenseful plot of the story. The story was laid out for us so there was not a lot of suspense, except for the little twist at the end. However, I enjoy reading different types of romantic suspense and this one fit the bill for a short, lighter romantic suspense story. Sensual Surrender is the second in The Serafina: Sin City Series and I really enjoyed it. There was a perfect balance of story and intimacy and fit the characters and plot well. Although this book is part of a series, it stands on its own. However, I always enjoy books in a series because I get to see what former characters are up to. It's like seeing old friends! Jay and Ellie are the main characters in this story and we see them a little bit in the first book of the series. In Sensual Surrender, Jay and Ellie are doing well in their relationship and Jay even wants to ask Ellie to marry him, until her ex comes into the picture and messes things up for them. Ellie feels the only way to keep Jay out of danger is to leave him. Boy was she wrong... Katie does a great job with novellas, which I would consider this one. She is able to develop strong characters making you feel as if you have known them for a long time. Her descriptions of emotions and dialogue are always great and I find myself flying through her books. The plot in Sensual Surrender was unique and almost seemed too easy, which, in part it was supposed to, but then she added a little twist at the end. The romance between Jay and Ellie was very sweet. I enjoyed the respect they showed for one another and the gentle passion of their relationship. The ending was absolutely perfect. If you are looking for a quick romantic suspense read, I highly recommend you give Sensual Surrender a try!
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
While I liked Sensual Surrender, it didn’t work for me like other Katie Reus books. I loved the action and suspense and the romance was scorching as always but I have to admit I was a bit bored. Part of that comes from the similarities between Sensual Surrender and Fatal Deception from Reus’s other series. That being said I did really like both Jay and Ellie; they’re incredibly selfless and work hard to protect the other. Ellie might have made some mistakes in her past but her integrity can’t be questioned. She’s willing to give up everything to protect both Jay and her boss, Wyatt. Jay, of course, refuses to let Ellie slip away and he’s your typical protective, dominant hero. The choice Jay and Ellie make in the ending was a bit different and I’m still a little conflicted over it, but I won’t say anything else because I don’t want to give anything away. I also really enjoyed seeing so much of the other characters in this book. Wyatt plays a big role, but we also see his wife, Iris; Jay’s brother, Hayden, and his girlfriend Sierra (from the previous book) and there’s clearly some set up for Vadim and the twins, Roman and Logan.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This audiobook is book 2 of the Serafina Sin City series by this talented author. This one belongs to Ellie and Jay. Ellie is the PA for successful millionaire Wyatt Christensen and Jay is his lead bodyguard. They have been together for a year and are totally in love. Jay is ready to propose , when he gets home to find a goodbye letter from Ellie. Ellie has left him and her job because someone from her past is after her and will harm anyone close to her. She refuses to have them hurt. But when her boss and Jay have her followed and rescue her in her first attempt to solve her problems, they discover her secrets. Needless to say, Jay was NOT a happy camper. It’s a story filled with intrigue, bad guys, hunky good guys, sex and romance. A good story in this sexy series. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
slz52 More than 1 year ago
Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is a great author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## It was just average I'm afraid. The overview sounded so good. However, I didn't like that this couple was already together a year, thus no build up to their relationship. It felt like I came into the story at the middle. I sort of felt cheated. I was intrigued with the note Ellie left for Jay, saying goodbye. But then he finds her an hour later so that was a little disappointing. And the scene in the cave didn't really feel like self defense. I don't think I'll read again. Apprx. 140 pages.
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AmyC21 More than 1 year ago
Ever had a past that you wished you could forget? That haunted your waking moments? Made you fear how others would think of you if they knew what you had done? Making you feel more alone and isolated from those you have come to know and love? A fear that your past could harm those you love? What if that very past returned seeking you out,taunting you...making you feel that the person you have become is only a mask you wear? Ellie fought these vary feelings and notions. Looking deep into her own reflection,feeling she was a fraud. That she could never out run her past. That the future she built was a lie. I enjoyed delving within her life through Katie Reus' writing. The connection between Ellie and Jay was so deep, so full of passion. The friends she has gained,being true friends that would stand by her through all of life's hardships and joys. Just a protective as she was trying to be by running. Will Jay and Ellie's relationship be no more? Or will the chaotic events that unfold not only give her peace of mind that their connection is strong but their love is true and forever? Will her past be what tears her friends and loved ones away or will they show that true friendship withstands the flames? Don't wait to find out..dive in and sink her teeth into this Sensual Surrender.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
133pgs Fast read...good story. At times I wished the story was longer and the romance scenes shorter, but all in all a good read. I recommend reading Wyatt & Iris' story in the Red Stone Security series before starting this series.
b3070 More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this book.  In fact, the length is the only reason why I am giving it a four instead of a five.  I normally won't even read novellas, but I love Katie Reus so much that I make an exception for her.    Jay and Ellie are both likeable, real characters with great chemistry.  If you need something to do for an evening, pick up this book for a very hot, entertaining read.
SheriV More than 1 year ago
Jay is perfect, like make me sigh perfect. He’s in love with Ellie, and willing to stick by her through thick and thin. He’s written as the perfect hero and I found myself wanting to be Ellie so I could have his attention. Ellie is pretty strong and I totally understood her motivations even if I was a bit sad that she was hurting Jay. Ms. Reus does a great job building up suspense and writing a story that I will re-read and highly recommend to all my friends. It’s full of intrigue, action and a lot of sexy romance between Jay and Ellie. I look forward to more books in this series. I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe katie reus wrote this. I can see why it was only $2.99. So disconnected and just boring. It seems much more about the sex than a serious plot that I could care about. The story just does not flow, and I have enjoyed her books until now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but a little too felt a little but rushed at times....however i loved the characters and look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
140 page book---I'm liking this new spinoff series about the people at the club in L. Vegas, although I did like the RedStoneSecurity series I think I like the new series better--not so much international intrigue--more about things going on right here (gangsters and stuff instead of spies). Anyway I liked this story and did read it in one sitting. Looking forward to the next one in the series. If you are wondering about Wyatt & Iris. --their story was in the RedStoneSecurity series -- "Breaking Her Rules". Happy
Kayla_Brianne More than 1 year ago
Once again, Katie Reus hits it out the park with Sensual Surrender. I absolutely loved everything about this book. The dynamics between all the characters (not just Jay and Ellie) are fantastic and make the story have more edges which is something I love in the books I read. I was a little worried with the fact that Jay and Ellie were already an established couple before this book started but it ended up to be unnecessary worry. The chemistry between these two were explosive and I completely fell in love with these two! I would totally recommend this book to anyone who loves a romance story filled with twists and turns, action, sass! I will definitely re-read this book! 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ellie has found happiness. She loves her job and her lover, Jay. He is the best thing that has happened to her. Her life is perfect until she receives a threatening phone call from an ex-boyfriend. He demands that she help him steal from her employer and friend, Wyatt Christiansen. Ellie is trapped. What can she do? Is she strong enough to leave? Ellie and Jay complete each other. They are a passionate couple who need to be together. Their relationship is deeply sensual and very romantic. The suspense-filled plot and strong characters kept me riveted. I love that Katie included people that we've met before. It was like taking a trip back home to catch up with friends. The action is non-stop. I must admit that the ending took me by surprise. Katie Reus is a excellent writer. This story is skillful crafted and left me wanting more. I am anxious for the next book in The Serafina: Sin City Series.
hkmd7 More than 1 year ago
Sin City, Suspense and Sex - what an awesome combination! Sensual Surrender is the second book in the Serafina Sin City Series. This series began as a spin off from Red Stone Security’s Breaking Her Rules (Iris and Wyatt’s story) Sensual Surrender can be read as a stand-alone book. This book features Ellie and Jay. Ellie has created a new life for herself . But, mistakes she made in the past come back to haunt her. When Ellie’s past catches up with her rather than involve Jay (her longtime live-in lover) she decides to try and handle it on her own, basically leaving Jay a “Dear John” note. Jay will do anything to find her, help her and protect her. It was very easy to relate to Ellie and the stupid choices that she made as a teenager and when she did to overcome her past and build a new life for herself. She was a little frustrating in that she did not have more faith in Jay and had not shared her past with him – however it was kind of understandable why she did this when everything came to light. Jay is the ultimate alpha hero and someone you would want to have in your corner day or night. This is a well written romantic suspense book that will keep you turning pages until you are finished. Although I was provided an ARC of this book for an honest review, I also purchased the book.
Himmie More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Honest truth, this book is a page-turner that kept me guessing, and it had an ending I was not prepared for. Ellie is running away from her current lover/boyfriend, Jay in order to protect him. He, along with various other employees of Wyatt's, find out and set out to help and protect her. The trouble is her convicted ex-boyfriend, who wants her to the inside person for a robbery. Ellie finds the strength to protect the people she loves, and I love her for that. There are a lot of characters that reappear, both from the first Serafina: Sin City novel but also Katie's Red Stone Security. It's like revisiting all of my favorite characters to see what's happening with them. This book has everything: action, romance (with steamy sex scenes), and a feeling of friendship though the entire story. It was a quick read, grabbing my attention from page one.
animation More than 1 year ago
Great book. If you like your males Alpha... then Jay does not disappoint. He cuts through all the BS with Ellie and just gets to the point. This pretty much sets the stage for the entire story. In your face, no games.  Enjoyed the interaction with the secondary characters, made the main characters more well rounded.  ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
Lisa_Annesley More than 1 year ago
Ellie works at the Serafina casino for the billionaire boss, and lives with the boss's head of security, Jay. Jay and Ellie are in love, and Jay is about to propose. Then Ellie's past catches up to her. She feels she must solve her problem on her own. In order to keep Jay and her friends and boss safe, she goes on the run.  Jay soon finds her and her secret is revealed. They also discover that her trouble is even more deadly and complicated than they thought. Assuming they all survive, will Ellie and Jay be able to reclaim the happiness they once had? My thoughts: Although Ellie shows some backbone later in the novella, in the beginning she makes an unfortunate decision. Okay, a stupid decision. Okay, okay. She makes a couple of less-than-stellar, less-than-honest decisions. Jay is an admirable character. He's so protective of Ellie that it's downright sexy. I wish we'd heard more of the story from his POV. The plot moves along at a good pace. There's a twist at the end that's a nice surprise. All in all, this is a good romantic suspense with a hero, heroine, secondary characters, and plot that you'll enjoy for a quick read. ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
SMH6 More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed the second book in this series. It was action packed and fast. The relationship between the characters was great. I love a book that has 2nd and 3rd characters that show up in following books. It’s like visiting old friends. I believe you will enjoy this book.
wkonsunshine More than 1 year ago
In the tradition of her Red Stone Security series, Katie Reus writes another hot romance. Ms. Reus excels are writing characters with chemistry that sizzles off the page. Ellie and Jay are no different. The best parts of the story are when they are together. Coming from a disadvantaged past, Ellie has worked her way to become the personal assistant to one of the wealthiest men. When her past comes back to haunt her, she makes the decision to sacrifice her relationship with Jay and run away rather than involve her friends and lover. I hate to say it, but this is when the story becomes familiar. No good decision ever happens from running! Luckily, our alpha and friends are great at coming to the rescue and we have a satisfying HEA.   IN A NUTSHELL: This is a fun, if a little predictable, read.
mcon4k More than 1 year ago
Sensual Surrender (The Serafina: Sin City series) Ellie, a girl with a past she rather forget, and has forgotten, for the most part. She has moved on from the girl she was, and now has a successful job and a great man that loves her completely. Jay, a former Navy Seal, has found love like he never thought possible with Ellie, and he is ready for more. Is she ready for everything Jay is offering. All it takes is one call to shatter everything and set Ellie to running. A past she thought was behind her for good, has come up and is threatening the life she has built for herself.  Leaving behind the only man she has ever loved, will ever love, is the only thing she can do that will protect him, and all her friends, from the danger after her. When Jay discovers Ellie has run from him, he is devastated, but he will do anything to get her back. She needs to know he will be there for her, always.  But can Ellie trust in him, and in what they have. This story started out fast, and didn't stop straight through to the end.  I laughed and fell in love with Ellie and Jay. Another amazing read by Katie Reus.  *ARC provided by author for an honest review*