by Jennifer Burrows


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Katherine Anderson was living a dream life. She came from an influential family, had a successful career as a food critic, and was about to marry the man of her dreams. Her life suddenly takes a change for the worse when she finds her fiancé in the arms of another woman. Her dream wedding now cancelled, she tries to find herself in Italy, on a trip she was supposed to be taking with her new husband.

Massimo "Tony" Bertalucci has had his life destroyed by a cartel known to be trafficking black market olive oil out of Italy and around the world. While the cartel thought the entire Bertalucci family was dead and buried, Tony remains very much alive and determined to find a way to get his life back.

When Tony and Katherine's worlds collide, she becomes Tony's only hope of escaping Italy alive. What Katherine doesn't realize is that this charming, unassuming Italian man is using her to save his own life. Will she be able to get back to the states safely, or will she be subjected to the same fate as Tony's family? Will Tony find a way to stop running? Or will he have to surrender his life to the cartel?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500666699
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2014
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jennifer has written three novels with two more on the way. She's a nurse by trade but has followed her passion for writing and made a career change. She lives in San Diego with her three sons, husband, dogs, and Desert Tortoises.

Jennifer has a vast number of hobbies including snowboarding, hiking, running, scuba diving, and traveling. She loves to spend time with her friends and live life to the fullest.

She loves to hear from her fans and appreciates any questions, comments, or concerns. You can check her out at

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Surrender 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
hippolein More than 1 year ago
Have to confess I was a bit confused by the start of the book, was getting settled for a nice romance story, the way you have so many of them. The entrance of the man in the tale, typical holiday romance getting on the way, still nothing to worry about. Until you get dragged in the heat of the story, action getting always faster and faster, and the feelings between the two main characters growing with it (as was to be expected). I could have done with a bit less violence in a certain part of the story, but it was well used to make a point about what kind of persons we're dealing with. I liked the end, just open enough to hope for a next book to come about them, but still so finished you can read this book just like this. All in all, I would recommend this book to people that like their books with action and romance. Certainly a writer to grap the next book from!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I read the blurb and was like this has got to be a good book. Good girl, decent guy, the cartel yep it has to be good. I sat down around 9:00 this morning and between hanging out with my daughter and doing housework I was finally able to finish this book around 2:30 in the afternoon. It was hard for me to put down as I was wondering where would this book take me. I was not disappointed at all. Katherine is what I would call normal she has a job as a food critic which I think is totally cool, and one day while going to a restaurant she ends up sick which makes her return home. On returning home she discovers something very horrible her fiance in bed with another woman. Duh, duh dun! I think that is how that goes. With her now ex-fiance cheating on her Katherine decides to head to Italy! Which I think is a great idea as to now she can try to forget Mike and see something new I think that is what she needs.  Now when she first comes to Italy she meets this handsome green-eyed Italian hunk. He of course has his eyes set on her and it is not for the right reasons or at least not at first. This is where she meets Tony. But there is more to Tony than meets the eye.  Tony has a past and is being hunted down by the cartel but he doesn't want Katherine to know this because she is his way out of the country. As we watch these two characters we can see the spark start igniting between them. It starts off with dinners, and then eventually Katherine going with Tony to where he needs answers, and then soon the couple who are not truly a couple end up in trouble. We see how Katherine is able to survive and take the worse kind of punishment she is survivor and I liked that. When she was in trouble she didn't play the victim of giving up, she played the role of she was going to survive this though she wasn't sure how.  The ending was one I was hoping for.  The book is full of action, love, heartache and there are some people you just can not trust. It is a good book to sit down and devour if you have the time. The author did a great job of describing places to visit, dinners to eat, the way the food taste to where I want to visit Italy some day. The way she described seeing places for a tourist I could imagine myself there and that was what I liked. 
Lauren_Alumbaugh More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced story about a woman who travels to Europe after a life changing event. Little did she know her dream vacation was about to be a disaster. I enjoyed the story line, it was entertaining and stayed at a good pace. I wasn't a fan of how quickly things moved along between our main character and her European beau. I'm not a fan of weaker female leads, especially when they make so many smart choices and then turn stupid when talking to a man. I felt the ending was a bit abrupt, we found out something only for it to end the entire book. Overall great read.
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
This was one book I didn't want to end.  I loved traveling through Italy with Kate and Tony.  The way Jennifer Burrows describes the scenery and the architecture of the buildings you feel like you are there.  This book has, friendship, physical and emotional pain, hatred, heartache, betrayal, drama, endings and beginnings..... The last 25+ pages will have you turning them like you're the are so engrossed in what is going on you will be shocked when you turn and its the last page.   I encourage you to pick up Surrender, add it to your reading device and travel with Kate from NYC to Italy and take the ride of your life...... I am truly looking forward to more by Burrows.
MySecretBookSpot More than 1 year ago
Surrender by Jennifer Burrows 3 out of 5 Stars Have you ever read a book that had a very intriguing storyline but for some reason you can't ever forget your reading a book? That's how Surrender was for me. It starts out with a woman in love getting ready for her wedding and her honeymoon and ends with the Italian cartel and a daring adventure through Italy with a dark and handsome Italian heir who sets her world on fire and makes her question her doubts and fears. I really wanted to know how it ended but it felt like I would never get there because I couldn't relax and let the book world take over. I think Burrows has come up with an unpolished gem, the third person narrative just keeps the reader at a distance from the characters and doesn't allow you to truly go to the world she's created. The characters are fairly well developed and the story speed works, but there are parts, especially between the agents working the case, that are very choppy and formulaic feeling. The types of dialogue you would expect to hear on some cop show but don't really "work" to keep the realism alive. I had trouble rating Burrows work because I truly enjoyed the concept and plot, I just couldn't sink in and enjoy the read. *A complimentary copy was given inexchange for an honest review.* Pippa, My Secret Book Spot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago