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Submit (Surrender #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,321 Ratings  ·  394 Reviews
Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself? This is the exciting sequel to the NYT and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo's indecent proposal and stay at his side as his boug ...more
Kindle Edition, First edition, 335 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Gossamer Publishing
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Sep 15, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
So if you haven't read book 1, Surrender then I would stop here and do not read further so that I don't spoil the story for you.


So yeah still loving this series!

Sorry to give anything away, but I'm not sure how to right a review without giving something away. So at the end of Book 1, Rafe gives Ari an ultimate, surrender to him and become his mistress or tell her mother that she had to sell the house and her flower shop while she was in the hospital in a coma. Rafe act
The Unnamed
Aug 16, 2013 The Unnamed rated it did not like it
No just no!

I have too much ranting to express in a written review. I lost nuff respect for her when she accepted his lunatic offer, then further still when she had a chance to leave him 4weeks in but stayed anyways. She got used to being pampered and...really? Come on would it have been so hard to explain to her mom that things didn't work out as planned, and part of taking care of her and paying hospital expenses involved the auctioning of some items. Her mom would have understood, better to r
Ashley Harden
Jun 04, 2013 Ashley Harden rated it did not like it
i was really disappointed with this book. i felt like it it was just a filler so the author could sell more books. nothing happened. and the secondary character story line was distracting and annoying, i found myself skipping over their parts. i wanted to read about rafe and ari but their story really didn't develop, and you were again left with a cliff hanger. i was really looking forward to this book after reading the first, but i dont think i will be continuing with this series
Carol Lilla
Jul 06, 2013 Carol Lilla rated it it was amazing

WOW in this amazing book “Submit” the powerful story of Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo and Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow continues!!! Rafe propositioned Ari to become his mistress in Book one “Surrender.” This emotional relationship between this dynamic couple is sexy, tumultuous, frustrating, hot, emotional and so full of twists and turns, you are continually sitting at the edge of your seat! At the end of book one, Ari walks out on Rafe – the ending left me salivating for the next book. Well book two is
Rough Draft Book Blog
Jun 02, 2013 Rough Draft Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Submit by Melody Anne

Rafe and Ari continued...


Oh for God sakes sister... What are you doing to me?? This was just as first-rate, if not better than Surrender. Fanfuckingtastic!!! Unquestionably not a light hearted read, but not necessarily a uber dark read either. It's so hard to put it into words... Hmmmm, let's see... It felt to me like a smidgen of Pretty Woman meets a handful of 9 1/2 weeks! seriously folks, this book had a hold of my heart while it
“Seeing you strapped down to my bed thrills me; taking complete control of your body until you’re begging me for release sets me on fire. I will take you higher than you’ve ever been — and in order for me to do that, you’ll have to relinquish your control to me.”

Omg, Rafe is giving me whiplash from his moods. Ugh! He is struggling with himself. He realizes that he is falling for Ari, but doesn't want to continue the relationship fear that his heart will break again. It's too late for Ari tho, sh
Jun 02, 2013 Lindsay rated it liked it
I'm sorry but I didn't enjoy it. I like the story with ari and rafe but there wasn't enough in the book. Compared to all the drama in book one this one had hardly anything. Too much with Shane and lia for me. They should have a separate book as it took the story away from main two. Didn't like ending either, 6 months was too long and too much could have happened. I can't wait for the 3rd book but hope its more based on them and doesn't keep jumping too far in the future. Sorry.
Jun 01, 2013 Denise rated it it was amazing
his was book two it was excellent , I just love Rafe and Ari and plus We learn about Shane and Lia , I read this in a day once you start you have to finish
Melody Anne has pulled us again with this excellent series now i have to wait for the next one
Layla Darnell
Jun 02, 2013 Layla Darnell rated it it was amazing
Wow this book was even better then the first the Depth of emotions and the hints into the characters vulnerability made me feel for them. I loved seeing Rafe start to find himself again and Ari being brave enough to let her true feelings be out in the open has given me a new respect for her character. The addition of Shane and Lias relationship is a huge bonus and I'm routing for both couples to find their happily every after. The story has a great flow and Melody Anne's descriptions of places a ...more
Jade Leigh
4.5 Stars

Would have been a solid 5 Star rating, but inserting Shane and Lia's romance/drama got real aggravating, real quick. I usually don't mind secondary characters and their stories. For me, I think it would have worked better as a short story, Submit 2.5.

What the hell Rafe?! The reason for his distaste and disregard for women was becoming ridiculous. What happened to him was terrible, but to hold on to that hate even when he started having true feelings for Ari was just pathetic.

I wa
May 31, 2013 Angelique rated it it was amazing
Ari and Rafe are at it again in this second installment by the talented Melody Anne. From steamy love scenes to heart-wrenching confrontations, these star-crossed lovers will take you on a journey you won't soon forget. I laughed and I cried as I followed along and at times I even wanted to scream!

Can Rafe finally let go of past heartaches and open his heart again? Will Ari accept his proposition or will she walk away for good? In this book we get to know Rafe's sisters more along with best fri
Aug 18, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, seriously?! Sooo frustrating! And even more so that I have to wait for the 3rd book! I'm not sure if I liked Shane and Lia's added story, I'm way to intrigued about Ari and Rage's "relationship" to read about another. I'm really hoping I get my happily ever after soon!
Mar 27, 2016 Daphne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! This is such a great story. Everything about this book from the plot to the amazing characters is worth reading! Sizzling bedtime stories ... Wink wink
Dec 27, 2013 Cem73 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
La fin de Surrender m'ayant laisser sur une excellente impression quant au personnage de Ari, je me suis donc précipitée sur la suite de l'histoire avec Submit.

Autant le dire tout de suite , dès les tous premiers paragraphes c'est la désillusion totale et absolument rien ne vient renverser la vapeur par la suite.
Ari est simplement TSTL et son attitude lunatique m'a énervé plus d'une fois. Son côté "victime" est tellement mal rendu par l'auteure qu'il m'est juste impossible de sympathiser avec e
Monika Fičur
Jun 03, 2013 Monika Fičur rated it it was amazing
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I have to wait until September? Damn. I'm not sure I can live 4 months without Rafe. And Shane. I have to admit: I fell in love with both of them.
When the book came out, I didn't want to buy it, because I knew I would read it immediately and my work would just have to wait, and wait ... Then I couldn't wait anymore. You see, this happens with all Melody's books. I get the copies and I'm ignoring my poor boyfriend and the rest of the world. I simply love the way Melody writes, the way she descri
Nov 20, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!!
It starts back off where book 1 stopped and allows us to grow closer to each character. Rafe and Ari each come to an agreement but neither expected to fall for the other. The grow to care for one another and expect to have the other's presence around. We also get to see more of Shane and Lia's relationship evolve.
I could go on and on about this book, giving everyone detail after detail but the point is, I loved this book and it is an amazing read! This series has yet to let m
May 31, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
oh Melody Anne what a bad women you are! leaving the book the way you did! This second book in the surrender series has been a pleasure to read on a sunny Friday in May. Starting where the first book left off we follow Rafe & Ari and the beginning of Ari's so called submission. Along the way Rafe's sisters add another branch to the story which helps to balance the book. I don't want to spoil the story but if you are looking for a leading lady with a backbone this maybe the series for you. Wh ...more
Lois Jones
Sep 23, 2013 Lois Jones rated it it was amazing
Oh my God! The story continues and it is good. Rafe and Ari's arrangement is starting to take an unexpected turn and now Rafe's best friend Shane and Rafe's sister Lia are making their own sizzling story come to life. These two couples are so intriguing you you don't want the story to end.
It's more than just the sizzling and erotic sex, and fun get-a-ways. It's about healing, soul searching and the courage to open up your heart and feel.
Ari does just that and finds her self worth in the p
Aug 11, 2015 Deannie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome..... you gotta be ready for a continuation. It's frustratingly wonderful.....does that make sense? LOL
Jun 03, 2013 Karinosa rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. I feel the pain in my chest. Rafe is such an alpha male! He just hasn't figured out women!! He can just say the things that just grates my NERVES!! I liked how Ari knows what she wants and doesn't back down when it comes down to letting her feelings be known. I hurt when these characters hurt and who can complain about that. I am routing for these two. I just really hope that she s dating the Prince when he finally realizes that he needs her. He needs a little bit of gr ...more
Sep 02, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and I said of the first book; I was so surprised that I fell in love with this story! It has every emotion the human soul can experience when it comes to falling in love and letyung down your defenses and it totally engulfs you in the story. Several times I found myself in tears if not close to it. I finished the first two books of this series in two days and just picked up the third...I can't wait to see where this journey ends up! I am so spell-bou ...more
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If you’ve read the first book in this series, you won’t be disappointed with the second book. It’s just as hot and the banter and heat between Rafe and Ari is just as combustible as it was in the first book. This book explores more of the BDSM realm and Ari is in for quite a ride.

I love that there are two stories interwoven in this book. I don’t see that very often. I like the fact that Melody Anne, guides the read
La lecture de ce second tome survient quelques jours après ma lecture du premier opus de cette série (vous pouvez retrouver mon avis ici). L'histoire est donc encore assez fraîche dans mon esprit.

A la fin du premier opus, Ariana devait rejoindre le grand patron pour un voyage à New-York, sa surprise avait été totale en découvrant que c'était Rafe qui l'attendait dans le jet privé. Elle se retrouve prise au piège par la passion qu'elle ressent à l'encontre du beau Rafe, et en même temps elle l’e
Jan 24, 2015 Callixta rated it liked it

Nous avions découvert Ari et Rafe dans une très classique histoire d’un milliardaire qui rencontre une pauvre jeune femme et va profiter de la situation. La seule originalité, qui persiste dans ce second tome d’ailleurs est que l’héroïne, tient parfaitement tête à son homme. Cela a des avantages mais aussi des inconvénients.

Dans le premier opus, Rafe n’avait finalement pas pu commencer vraiment ce qu’il voulait avec Ari. Après la trahison de sa fiancée, il
Oct 11, 2014 Primero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This series is truly surprising me. It's such an unlikely romance between Rafe, convinced that he neither wants nor needs love or has any use for it after his whore ex cheated on his with his best friend and then tried to bleed him dry (twice), and Ari, who has struggled from a night in college when she called her mother to pick her up after having too much to drink and her mother's subsequent auto accident. The unlikely circumstance: Rafe blackmails Ari into being his mistress with a salary, a ...more
Jun 03, 2014 iloveladyporn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Rafe gets what he wants, Ari as his mistress. There are many concessions that Rafe makes for Ari. Over time, Rafe shows Ari more of his gentler side and Ari falls in love with him. She hopes that Rafe will return her feels, but she is not delusional in thinking they will ever be more than they are right now. Rafe does have strong feelings for Ari, but he will not let himself fall in love. He is at a cross road on whether he can give her his heart or let her go.
Leah has been after Shane for year
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Jun 01, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
Wow! Melody has once again captured our love for stories once again. This book was fantastic. Rafe & Air are beautiful and can't wait for them to get there shot together finally (well Rafe anyway) and for the other couples to have there own stories was lovely. Melody sure made us hate her her though at the end! *wink*wink not really I still LOVE her. I Just hate waiting. LOL
N. Kuhn
Mar 01, 2016 N. Kuhn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic, billionaires
As we roll through the second book, we find out more about Rafe's sisters, Nick, as well as Rafe and Arianna. I love the way the stories all weave themselves into each other. It's a great way to see about all the characters without feeling overwhelmed.
"This man had the power to break her in two. it would take everything inside her not to allow that to happen."
I enjoyed watching Rafe unravel. As he falls harder for Ari, it just causes so many emotions to flow through you.
"It had been a roller-c
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As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in business, I lov
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“No woman deserves to be treated as little more than your toy. If you feel she is nothing more than a cheap hooker, where is your self-respect in spending time with her at all? And if you know she’s better than that, where is your decency? You owe it to such a woman to walk away,” Martin” 0 likes
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