They are business partners--and sometimes friends. They aren't supposed to fall in love.
Ever since Vivian's lifestyle blog, Faith and Fabulousness, became a huge success and a profitable company, her life has been consumed by her work and each new creative initiative. Her job takes everything she has. She has no room for romance in her life. So certain feelings she's been having for her business partner, Jeff, will have to be ignored. She relies on Jeff to make her company function, and she can't let this growing attraction distract her from what's most important.
When Jeff's ex-wife walked out on him two years ago, he resolved to never again give his heart to a woman who doesn't want it. Now he's having to remind himself of that resolution every day. Vivian might be irresistible to him--but she's also ambitious, complicated, and emotionally unavailable. She's never going to want him for real. And the intimacy that grows between them during their week-long company retreat on the Outer Banks isn't a promise of forever.
He doesn't want to risk his heart again, so he really needs to stop kissing her.
Surrender is the second book in the Balm in Gilead series, a spin-off from the Willow Park series about couples who fall in love in a physical and spiritual rest center on the North Carolina coast called Balm in Gilead.
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This is the second book of the Balm in Gilead series, a spinoff of Willow Park. This time we meet Vivian and Jeff, they are partners in a Christian oriented lifestyle blog, Faith and Fabulousness, which is a huge success. They work together for a long time, Jeff is divorced and Vivian does not seem to care or hold boyfriends for a long time. They are two souls that are looking for partners that accept them as they are. Jeff is crazy about Vivian and she seems a shallow person but in reality she is insecure of what people think of her choices, specially her family. In the end, it is a love story and a spiritual one since they only can be together by accepting. Accepting is the word here... Jeff is afraid of not being loved by who he really is after his failed marriage and Vivian is afraid of not being accepted by her missionary family. This is a book about faith in God, but also faith in ourselves. This is a great series and this book is very special.