When Ava Thompson met the cerulean eyed rock god, Jasper White, her whole world was tipped on its axis, and nothing has been the same ever since.
Thankfully, life for Ava has settled, and that includes being in a healthy, stable relationship with Jasper at long last.
Their turbulent love has withstood many obstacles, but when not one, but two bombshells are dropped at Ava's doorstep, will she and Jasper be able to survive? Will the cunning ex and bothersome mother rock the stable foundation they have built together?
Will Ava get her happy ending? And will that happy ending be with the man everyone desires?
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.75 stars-- SURRENDERED is the third instalment in Monica James’s I Surrender series focusing on up and coming chef Ava Thompson and rock god/singer Jasper White. Surrendered commences immediately after the events of book two Surrender To Me. The series must be read in order for cohesion and understanding. The storyline follows Ava and Jasper as they traverse the minefield that has become their lives. Jasper’s mother, a former addict and alcoholic, continues in her attempts to destroy Ava and Jasper’s relationship while pushing Jasper’s former girlfriend Indie in an attempt to break them up. As Ava tries desperately to understand Jasper’s need to continue his relationship with his mother, it is the ex girlfriend and the groupies that have Ava seeing red. SURRENDERED is a storyline that is emotional and intense because there is very little happiness throughout the book for our leading couple. Someone is always attempting to destroy what is left of the fragile hold on their love, and a mistake in judgment and observation will find Jasper and Ava struggling to remain as one. Ava’s inability to communicate with Jasper finds our couple in a constant state of turmoil and agitation because Jasper knows Ava is hiding something or not telling the truth. Jasper’s connection to his abusive mother is one that many people will have a difficult time understanding or accepting. Yes, the woman has issues, as do we all, but her need to control her son makes Jasper appear weak and desperate for attention from a woman who does not know what it is to love. It is this side of Jasper’s personality (and his relationship with his mother) that drove a good portion of the storyline and in this, the emotional distress was a little disconcerting and controversial. While Ava fails in her attempts to tell Jasper what is going on, Jasper fails in his attempts to protect the woman that he loves allowing his manipulative mother and his ex to control his life. I will add that some of the circumstances in the book left me upset and in disbelief. Ava and Jasper both have issues of trusts due to events from their past, but it is these issues that continue to control their present. At times I felt my anxiety levels rise then something would happen that would add further to the angst and I would have to shake my head in disbelief. SURRENDERED is a heartbreaking and emotional tale of family, life and love. While Jasper lives in the moment, the fandom and the fame, Ava sees the big picture and realizes that Jasper’s life has been destroyed by the actions of the woman who professes unconditional love. If you look up the definition of family dysfunction, Jasper’s life is the text book case.
OMJ, oh my Jasper. I thought Surrender To Me was a roller coaster ride but then I read Surrendered. I was happy, sad, conflicted, excited, depressed, heart-broken and overwhelmed; there were other feelings as well but then my review would never end. Ava and Jasper prove that life sucks and sometimes it seems that the downs are so much more than the ups. Ava and Jasper prove that love can and will conquer. I am sad that the journey has ended for Ava and Jasper but I have been delighted to go along for their ride. Jasper has and will always be my rock god. I love Jasper forever.