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Forbidden Surrender (Forever #1)

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“What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The minute I saw Vincent Sorenson, I knew he was trouble. Billionaire. Bad boy. And dangerously sexy. He was everything I craved, and nothing I needed.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t just avoid him. The higher ups at my company decided they needed his business, and I was on the team to bring him in. Vincent Sorenson didn’t seem as interested in
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published November 8th 2013 (first published August 23rd 2013)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! Forbidden Surrender, book 1 of 3. A fast-paced, sexy feel good-read about a tattooed surfer turned self-made Billionaire in hot pursuit of his off-the-limits wealth manager!

“Some of the intensity left Vincent’s face and his mouth twisted into a boyish grin, but he never broke eye contact.”

Books in the Surrender series should be read in order:
Book 1: Forbidden Surrender
Book 2: Secret Surrender
Book 3: Beautiful Surrender

In Forbidden Surrender recent Harvard graduate and wealth manager K
4 Mysteriously sexy stars!


Kristen has her own rule that she will not get in a relationship with a bad boy. Her last boyfriend was already a lot of trouble.
But that changes when she has to get a new account. She wants to be professional and not get involved with a client, also because that it’s forbidden, but Vincent is settled in getting her. And he even put the winning of his account on stake in order to get her.
And when Vincent, mysterious billionaire and sexy surfer, wants something he goe
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Mar 19, 2014 ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ rated it really liked it

3.8 I Surrender Stars

This is the story of Billionaire Bad Boy and very sexy, Vincent Sorenson. He's a surfer who's combined his love of extreme sports with his mechanical engineering knowledge and made lots of money!!

“What kind of guy do you think I am?”
“A dangerous one.”

He needs a wealth asset manager... Enter Kristen, intelligent Harvard Graduate trying to establish her professional career. Her employers WANT Vincent's business. But what and whom does Vincent want?

Kristen's last relations
Norah Una Sumner
"It'll be fun.Don't you want to get an authentic experience? We didn't fly thousands of miles just to go to some bar we could go to back home.:
"Yeah,but we're two American girls in a foreign country.There are horror movies based on this situation."
"What's the worst thing that can happen?" Her grin made me ill at ease.
"Don't say that."
"Look,I have some mace in my bag.If anybody tries to get frisky with us,I'm going to melt their eyeballs."

Well this turned out to be much more interesting and s
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
To Mrs. Priscilla West: I thank you for trusting me to write an honest review, in doing so I must DNF Forbidden Surrender....... God, I feel like such a turd .

To all my GR friends: If you are fan of chick-Lit PLEASE give the story a try. The reviews are more than favorable. The nipple piercing -Billionare- Surfer- Alpha Male - is YUM-O!. Unfortunately , I 'm not a fan of heroine's who listen to their brain rather than their vagina ....... Yes, I own it!.. I DID inform the author of my heroine
May 29, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.75 Forbidden Stars

Vincent Sorenson is the sexy billionaire surfer who happens to make it big when he invented the waterproof camera to mount on his surf board. He also loves extreme sports and is always pushing the limits. He's now the CEO of his own company and is looking to investing his money.

Kristen Daley is a recent Harvard graduate who has teamed up with a co-worker and traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to meet with and convince Vincent to invest his money with their company. Kristen i
Mar 31, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars!

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Well that was a quick and sexy read! I know this type of story has been written many times; sexy, hot, alpha billionaire guy meets beautiful, irresistible girl but I do enjoy these types of stories and Pricilla West did a great job with this one.

The two main characters in Forbidden Surrender are Vincent Sorenson and Kristen Daley. Not only was Vincent gorgeous and sexy, he had a bit of a different vibe about him. He wasn’t just a CEO of his own company, he is a surfer and a risk take
♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥
3.5 stars!!

I never had much luck with books which feature an unattainable billionaire for a hero. I can only count with one hand the books where this trope worked for me. Fortunately, Priscilla West's Forbidden Surrender was one of those that worked for me.

First of all, the heroine here wasn't a doormat whose only accomplishment was landing the hero, in spite of being awkward and shy. Here, the heroine, Kristen is an accomplished wealth management analyst who met our hero, Vincent, when her com
Although the book was really short and felt rushed, the story line was fine(not great, just fine)i'm really speechless though, so i don't know what else to say :(
it didn't really have much to it, it wasn't detailed and it lacked a lot, but it had an average story line and the chemistry was okay.
i'm saying the story line was average because its quite common(view spoiler)
i would recomm
Oct 20, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it liked it
3 Alpha Rich Surfer Stars
An opportunity to read this came to my email and I grabbed a hold of it. I had seen the trilogy covers on NetGalley as most requested and thought I would give it a go....

What we had here was the uber rich, unconventional CEO and the meeting of a young woman who works in finance management. CEO needs guidance with his new found fortune and has reached out to the firm where she works to present their ideas for him. He has bids out with other firms as well.

There is a boss
Jan 16, 2014 Carolina rated it really liked it
"You're everything I expected and more."

This put me on edge!! I loved!
Since the first page, that I couldn't stop reading... was addictive!
Is not an unusual story, but for me, It had something really different that made me keep going. If i forgot, while i was reading, the world, it means the book was it... my dream for the day! =)
You'll get to know Kristen,a beautiful and hard working girl, who is a great profissional in her job, one of the best, who is trying her shot, for an opportunity to
Book one in the Forever series brings us Vincent and Kristen’s story. Kristen is working in wealth management and is eager to land the account of billionaire Vincent, but everything goes wrong during their initial meeting, but she seems to have made a lasting impression on the thrill seeker as he is bound and determined to turn business into pleasure.

The start of this was fun. I liked the initial encounter between these two, I love a first meet that stands out, and this certainly had that. The s
Jul 15, 2015 Beatrice rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, adult
Thank you NetGalley for providing a ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I'm just gonna make this a short review. It's an enjoyable, guilty-pleasure read. The romance is great, not really intense and a bit cliche. What's not to like a hot surfer CEO? Vincent Sorenson is a great male lead. He is persistent but not possessive. Such a sweet, caring, sexy guy.

As for the female lead, Kristen Daly , she's a sweetheart with a mysterious past. I'm actually curious about it but I need to see more of he
***I was provided a complimentary copy of this book through in exchange for honest feedback.***

This was a short, fast-paced introduction to the story of Kristen and Vincent. The two meet when Kristen is sent with her boos to woo the self-made billionaire, on behalf of the investment firm she works for. It seems that the only thing that Vincent is interested in is Kristen. Ultimately, he decides to do business with her firm, with the stipulation that she serves as his point of conta
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen

****4 Nipple Piercing Stars****

Book provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly didn't think I was going to like this book because the whole time I was saying to myself...

"Just give in and have sex with him"

"You know it's gonna happen anyway"

Did Kristen listen to me? Nope --- had to drag the guy around by his balls and may I say they were BLUE by the time I got 95% into the book.

So, Kristen works as a Financial Analyst and travels with herboss to South Africa to help gain ac
Nov 09, 2015 Briana rated it really liked it
Well, that's was good!

This is a New Adult Novel, and I liked it a lot actually. It was a quick read, so it did not have a well written, hard core, story (if that sounds right) but the concept was good.

I really like the characters, but honestly, I feel like the characters did not have much originality to them. Yes this was a quick read, but there was not much growth to the characters, if I say so myself. Hopefully the next book will allow me to see some type of growth or originality with the dif
Kristen Daley works for a wealth management firm and is hoping to rise through the ranks and landing this new client may just be her ticket; her boss and her have prepped what seems like night and day. To get Vincent Sorenson signed with them and it seems her boss had him pegged pretty well, he was dead on that this surfer turned Ceo and billionaire. Would take this meeting in shorts , a tee shirt and flip flops, their is no reason to believe the meeting will go south until it does. And her boss ...more
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

First Thoughts

Wow, wow, wow! This book was smokin' hot! I couldn't get enough! I read all three books back to back until late last night. When my boss asked me why I looked so tired today, I giggled and thought of Vincent Sorenson.

What I Enjoyed

Vincent Sorenson. Good lord. Surfin' CEO with a hot bod and nipple rings? Yes, please! His cockiness and arrogance had me swooning so hard every time he'd pursue and be turned down by
Silvana -SLiTsRead
Aug 17, 2013 Silvana -SLiTsRead rated it really liked it
I had the honor of receiving an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Forbidden Surrender is a novella and the first book in a series. I really enjoyed it, enjoyed reading the interaction between the two main characters, Vincent and Kristen.

This novella has the same basic premise we have seen before, a billionaire who sees a woman he wants and pursues her relentlessly. The difference is that our billionaire doesn’t seem to have a tortured past, none we have glimpsed yet, also he
Rating: 2.5/5
(I received a free ecopy of this book from the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.)
***Minor spoilers***

This book features a bit of an office romance which involved Kristen and CEO of another company, Vincent Sorenson. When Kristen gives her sales pitch in order to attempt to make a partnership between the company she works for and Vincent's company, she literally falls into his lap. Vincent is intrigued and is determined to learn more about her and take her out on
Siobhan Davis
I liked this book, but I didn't love it.

I enjoyed the writing style and the book flowed smoothly, but it was too short and there wasn't adequate time to really connect with the two mains.

Kristen was initially presented as risk-averse, sensible, a bit boring, and quite condescending when she first met Vincent. However, her character was inconsistent and she suddenly became aloof, fiesty, and then she totally folded on the second date. As you do.

Vincent actually seemed like a decent enough guy, i
I LOVED this book!! It is an intelligent (at last, hallelujah!) contemporary romance novel(la). (I'm not sure if its a Novel or a Novella at 202 pages.)

Overall Rating: 4 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Character Development: H, 4 stars; h, 5 stars
Character Likeability: H, 5 stars; h, 5 stars
Sexual tension/buildup: 5 stars
Sexual descriptiveness/word usage: 3.5 stars
Erotic frequency: 1-2 times
Writing style/Grammar/Word usage: 4 stars
Denouement: 3 stars

Kristin graduated from Harvard college and now works in Manh
books are love
Sep 15, 2013 books are love rated it really liked it
This is a wonderfully written book. Vincent is a surfer boy turned business man who fools everyone with his laid back ways. Behind this facade is a kind, mischievous but caring and shrewd business man. he wants Kristen the minute she falls in his lap. I mean that literally too.

thank serendipity plays a part in their next meeting and Vincent sees just how strong and determined Kristen is. This makes vincent desire to get to know her more. As the attraction strengthens so does the resolve Kristen
Jonel Boyko
Sep 25, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it
West took a done to death genre and gave it a new twist to create something fully her own. Her smooth yet captivating writing combines with her interesting descriptions to paint a picture of the various scenes for the audience. There were definitely a few ‘holy hell Hannah’ moments in this one. These were always perfectly placed to draw you further into a scene or to make you realise how intense these two characters were with regards to each other.

The two main characters in this novel were quit
Dilushani Jayalath
Dec 28, 2015 Dilushani Jayalath rated it it was ok
*I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review*

I didn't actually love-love the book. For me it was your usual erotica novel. There were some technical errors here and there (like in a place she's wearing a skirt and in the next few lines it magically turns into a pair of jeans???) other than that it was ok. The usual hotness was there but nothing to pique my interest. The story line was a bit too fast for me. Also the characters weren't strong enough for me. The characterisation was a bi
Maria Kaye
Jan 06, 2015 Maria Kaye rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

People may be tired of the insanely hot billionaire fad but I love it! Haha guilty pleasure what can I say. I really liked this book, mainly because of the characters. Kristen has a backbone, she takes care of herself and doesn't allow Vincent to control her life. And Vincent is just awesome. Awesome! Awesome! I loved his character, he was very alpha but still soften when around Kristen, especially towards the end. where she reveals abit about her past. So cute. I don't really like ho
Feb 09, 2014 Courtney rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Fifty Shades, Up in the Air and Crossfire series
***Copy courtesy of the author, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review**
4.5 I wanna know more, and I think I like nipple rings on CEOs STARS

This book was a fun and quick read for me. I truly enjoyed the writing style of Ms. West.
Our heroine, is a young female making her name in cooperate America, and she is helping her senior partner land a deal with a playboy billionaire. They first meet so said playboy for a meeting in beautiful South Africa. like so many alphas, Mr. Sorsen is gorg
Jan 11, 2014 Debra rated it liked it

Review to come ~

**Copy courtesy of the author, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review**
Oct 18, 2015 Astrid rated it liked it
One of my pet peeves in books is when the author doesn't get her facts right. While I do give some leeway something like well-known geographic details like seasons in the southern hemisphere are a dealbreaker for me. I'm surprised I couldn't find any other review mentioning that June in South Africa is not summer. The hero runs around in khakis, the heroine goes to the beach to get a tan...nope.

The story was OK. It's been done before, the heroine was a bit weird and jumped to assumptions in the
Aug 24, 2015 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I can not get enough of romance, new adult novels that main character is a female who is a young hardworking women who doesn't need a man to change her life. She knows her sexuality and then meets this swoon worthy man (which, let me say, Priscilla sure does know how to make me swoon!)

Priscilla reminds me a lot of one of my favorite and auto buy author, Colleen Hoover. Priscilla's characters are fun, flirty, they have some dramatic background story that hooks me, and she has this writing that ju
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Priscilla West is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Forever series.

Her next book, Fearless, the sequel to Reckless, will be released on November 17th, 2014

She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.

You can find her at
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