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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’s 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 bou
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Kindle Edition, First edition, 335 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Gossamer Publishing (first published 2013)
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Jen
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.

STOP NOW!! SPOILERS AHEAD!

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
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The Unnamed
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
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Ashley Harden
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

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
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Submit by Melody Anne

Rafe and Ari continued...

DAMN SNOB! I COULD KICK HIM-THEN HUG HIM!!

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
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April
“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
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Lindsay
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.
Denise
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
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Layla Darnell
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.
maybe.

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
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Angelique
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
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Anna
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!
Cathy~❤️
Over all the story was okay. It had some exciting parts and then I found myself bored at times, Plus it has two different couples stories playing out in the same series, and I'm not a fan of that, but off to book 3 I go.....
Cem73
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
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Monika Fičur
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
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Brittany
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
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Sarah
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
Oh my God! The story continues and it is ...so 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
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Karinosa
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
Theresa
This series keeps getting better and better....as 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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Erica
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
iloveladyporn

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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Karen
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
Marion
I enjoyed this book and applauded Ari for remaining strong and sticking to her principals. So glad she did not turn into a mindless bimbo who submitted to him just because he demanded it.
I even started to like Rafe even though he still has a ways to go to totally redeem himself.
Ashley
Book two picks up where book one left off. Ari decides to accept the deal with Rafe, though Rafe really didn't play fair. Before Ari completely agrees, she asks for some concessions, this is new for Rafe. He never allows concessions. He ends up allowing the concessions, which is also something new for him. This particular book focuses on the relationship between Rafe and his family, Rafe and Ari, and Shane and Lia. Each of these stories has it's place in the story and they all interconnect. Whil ...more
Lacy
Jul 16, 2013 Lacy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any one who loves romance
This was another great book which would not let me put it down, I enjoyed it so much I couldn't wait to preorder Seduced. I am not one to give spoilers so I would suggest that you read this series it will not disappoint you at all.
Donna Porter
this was another great book by Melody Anne. the continuing relationship of Ari and Rafe is realy holding my interest. Also, the relationship between Lia and Shane is starting to develop. I can hardly wait for the next edition.
Kim
With how Ari puts herself out there in the end.. really praying for a good ending in the next book.. excited to read book 3. Rafe needs to get his crap together!!

Also can't wait to see how it continues for Shane and Lia.
JoAnne
This is Surrender #2.
Ari realizes that she cannot say no to Rafe. Her mother does not know that she had to sell the house and the business. He will give them to her if she accepts. She accepts the job as his mistress with a few conditions. She wants to keep her job and to have a day off each week. He balks but agrees. He tells her he does not usually negotiate but since sex with her is so fantastic he will give in. He wants her to be submissive but she defies him at every turn.
They become close
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NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel.
As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powe
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“The most confident of men are the ones who fall the hardest,” she warned.” 2 likes
“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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