Killing the messenger is frowned upon. Okay, then... What about laying the messenger on the nearest flat surface and making her scream with pleasure?
From the moment Hayden Reynolds approaches Griffin Sutherland in the local, Florida dive bar, all he can think about is fisting her dark curls and stroking those gorgeous curves. But hell would freeze over before she allowed him to touch her because she’s the woman he left behind five years earlier. And now she’s there to deliver a message—an ultimatum—from his estranged father. Blackmail forces Griffin, black sheep of his powerful Texas family, back home to play nice. But the terms of his bargain say nothing about not satisfying his need for the woman he’s never forgotten…never stopped wanting…
Hayden is no longer the naive girl who once fiercely loved a golden Sutherland and believed he and a maid's daughter could live happily ever after. Griffin broke her all those years ago, but she forced herself to pick up the pieces and move on. Now he’s back in Texas, acting the part of the proper, dutiful son. But there’s nothing proper about the detailed—dirty—descriptions of how he wants to touch her…take her… Though her body heats every time he’s near, she refuses to surrender to his special brand of passion. Griffin may have returned home, but he's leaving again. And this time he won't take her heart with him…
Author’s Note: This book was originally included in The Sutherlands anthology, published in 2016. New content has not been added to this erotic contemporary romance novella.
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About the Author
She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was so great to read. The characters torment can really be felt. You can't help but hate Griffen's father, Joshua. The evilness of him really shows through. This is a second chance romance. Griffen broke Hayden the first time he left her so she's not quick to forget and forgive when they are thrown back together. The story is full of heartache, laughs, sexual tension and some scenes not to be read in public .
Sexy, Hot, Passionate Reunion Romance I recently discovered Naima Simone and have devoured all of her books so when I saw this new one, I had to read it. I'm a sucker for reunion romances and books with bad breakups in the past? Even better! Hayden Reynolds and Griffin Sutherland had a hot passionate affair when they were younger but he broke her heart when he left, leaving his family expectations and conflict all behind. While he may have had noble reasons for doing it, young love can't understand. And Hayden never quite forgave him, especially when she knew she was the daughter of the "help", while he was the privileged son. Now, she is working for his father and trying to bring him back into the fold to help his father win a political seat and Griffin wants nothing to do with it. His father however has not changed and uses something Griffin desperately wants to keep him at home for a couple of weeks. The perfect amount of time for Griffin and Hayden to Rekindle their love. Hayden has completed her education and become the woman Griffin always knew she could be and now he wants her, so he uses the time to bind her to him again, sexually and emotionally. But love never died between these two, it only went dormant. Could they over come the past and their own hurts to find a new love again and a future? As with all of Naima Simones' books, they're sexy, hot and passionate. the plot is solid and the characters are fantastic. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. Fast read and fun.
Sweet Surrender is the story of young love, lost love, and recaptured love. What happens when you take the "black sheep" son of a rich and influential family who wants to prove he is his own man, not just privileged, and a woman born to the "help" who has overcome economic adversity? This is the story of Griffin and Hayden. Two very strong and independent individuals in their own right, but a real force together, if only they can see it. Some major mistakes were made in the their past . Sometimes past mistakes have more of a bearing on the present, than one cares to admit. The love between Hayden and Griffin is never lost even when one party wants to put the other's memory behind them. The chemistry is so strong, it threatens to burn the lab down!! Their story is hot, erotic, and down right SEXY!!! This novel has the making of the what makes romance great! Loved It!!!!
Wow just wow!! I have never read anything by Naima Simone but I will now. I don't do spoilers because I don't like them so just trust that you need to read this book. It is steamy, it will make you laugh, cry, maybe even want to scream but you will like it. Can't wait to read more from Naima Simone. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy.
Second chance surrender Griffin Sutherland and Hayden Reynolds have been friends since they were kids and she was the helps daughter and he is the "spare" of the great Joshua Sutherland, they also had a secret relationship until Griffin left Texas to get away from Joshua. When Hayden has to find griffin and get him back home and they find out they still have the chemistry they always had will they be able to stay away from each other or at least just work with each other the the two weeks they are together or will they be able to find love for longer. Naima Simone has again made you not want to put this book down with hot sex and great chemistry with a couple.