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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  919 ratings  ·  68 reviews
It all startedwith an innocent request…Melissa’s friend Shane asked her to accompany him on a business trip to an exclusiveresort. But The Sweet Surrender is no ordinary vacation spot--it’s for men and women who swing. As Melissa mingles with the other guests anddiscovers the resort’s fantasy rooms, she’s tempted to explore her naughty side and live out her most sinful fan...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jul 28, 2008 Mahlet rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of erotic romance
Recommended to Mahlet by: Laura Stamps
Wow, wow, wow! Extremely satisfying, with equal quotients love, sex and desire. This is my second book by Opal Carew, and she has become a must read for me.

The very first line of the book is, “Would you come to a Swingers’ club with me?” This story just jumps right in :) Shane and Melissa have been best friends for years. There’s been some hope for more, especially on Melissa’s part, and now they have suddenly found themselves single at the same time. Shane is tall, sexy, rich and ripped to p...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Well...As I sit here fanning myself after reading "Swing" by Opal Carew, I'm trying to decide what to say. There is ALOT of really, really, really HOT sex in this book. There's twosomes, threesomes, foursomes, vaginal sex, anal sex, oral sex, sex in private, sex in public, and light bondage. I don't think I left anything out, but surely that's enough to let you know if this is a book that will entice you or offend you!!

The only drawback I found was the lead female character. In just a few days s...more
Jul 28, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Heather by: Laura
Shelves: erotica
So I read fast.... what can I say! ;D

Wow! This book definitely lived up to my expectations! I dont even need to write a review do I? Just read Mahlet or Laura's review and you will know what I think!

Smokin hot! and I love a good HEA!

This was a really sexy read. Oh, and the dungeon scene! Did I mention that I thought this book was hot? I'll say it again for good measure... HOT!

Jeez.. think I liked it much?
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Oh Purvettes! Righteeooo Again! I might have to use Throwback as a benchmark for hot writing but this is way something altogether different. It has many more things that I like...2, 3, 4 and more. OK NOW! I had to hide out in my car and drive to a park to finish this book this morning because the dishes needed to be washed and the vacuuming needed to be done and all of the Saturday stuff needed to be done. Isn't that why we have children, so they can do this stuff?
Loved the dungeon. Loved the p...more
I cannot review this book, because there was no story. Or should I say none worth writing about. This book was exactly what the shelf I filed it on says. CHOCKED FULL OF SMUT AND NOT MUCH ELSE!!!!!

So if that is what you are looking for...look no further!
Maureen Feeney
Melissa Woods and Millionaire Shane Mason are best friends and Melissa is half in love with him. Shane is interested in buying a swingers resort so asks Melissa to pose as his wife while he checks it out undercover, Straightlaced Melissa is not too keen. Then she learns her sister and husband plan to use the resort so Melissa agrees to go and check it out in the hope of dissuading her sister from going.

Ty Adams and Suzanne Fox are also best friends posing at the resort as a married couple. Suzan...more
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Ugh! I really, really wanted to like this book. The basic story has real potential and I was excited about reading it, but the plot or lack thereof left a lot to be desired. There is no doubt about it, the sex scenes were imaginative and hot but there really needs to be more than just a lot of sex to make a book good. Quite frankly, I got a little bored with smut...hahahaha! Yes, I said it: I GOT BORED WITH ALL THE SMUT!!! I felt that the overabundance of sex clouded an otherwise good plot--with...more
Very hot. Was a total sex feast.
Reading this book was kind of like watching two days worth of porn on T.V. and while some scenes were very good, the majority of it was monotonous and lacked in the plot department big time. I guess I should’ve know better when I picked up a book that was about a “swinger’s resort” that there wouldn’t be much of a plot, but this was my first read by this author and I was intrigued.
Melissa has agreed to go with her bff, Shane, to a swinger’s resort that he is considering buying out from the curre...more
This book is erotica, so if that's not your thing, stop reading.

This story is set on a carribean island at a swingers resort. The plot revolves around the female owner of the resort needing to sell and a male millionaire who's considering buying. Both are single, so they each ask friends to pose as spouses so they can scope out the property/buyer without the other knowing. By the HEA ending, they've swapped partners for good. Along the way, there are gazillions of menage/exhibitionist sex scenes...more
Aug 02, 2008 Barbara rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
Not even the hot sex scenes could rescue this one. Average writing, trite story line.
The Pleasures Chest
This was the first book I've read by Opal Carew. I had heard great things about this book and I can tell you it did not disappoint. I loved it! This is one blazing erotic romance. It's imaginative and great characters you will love.

Shane and Melissa are best friends. They are now both unattached. Melissa's hoped that one day they would be lovers. Shane asks Melissa to go with him to a swingers' resort called Sweet Surrender and pose as his wife so he can evaluate whether or not it's a good inves...more
I like Opal Carew's style of writing. This story captures ones interest right from the begining. When I read the book description on this site, I didn't catch that both main character couples were not actually married to eachother, but they we not. The reasoning she uses to go along with Shane, is that she will do some 'research' for her sister. But really, its her own gains in this. She opens up, and steps out of her shell, and discovers many different fantasies, come true at the Sweet Surrende...more
So I'm struggling with how I really want to rate this.. If I were to go on the hot and steamy factor I would give it freaking 10 stars but as far as the romance part I honestly don't even know that I could give it 2 stars because it just wasn't believable to me. I get they're all swingers and at a swingers resort and OMG let me tell you all of the sexual encounters were unbelievably hot... I mean like change your panties HOT! BUT.... once Melissa and Ty started to realize their true feelings for...more
Mrs. Missive
Holy Boinkfest, Batman! This novel has an epic amount of sex in it. Epic. A pair of friends head to a swingers resort, because what else would friends do together?

Melissa is a sexually repressed woman who is waiting for a man to sweep her off her feet. She follows her best buddy (who of course is hot and rich) to help him investigate the resort for a financial investment.

At the same time two more besties are infiltrating the club. Club owner Samantha, and PI Ty, are headed over to make sure the...more
Heather in FL
Generally I enjoyed the book. I thought the premise was sweet (ultimately). But I thought it went on one chapter too long. There was lots of sex, as was expected in a book about a swinger's club. There was a semblance of deceit on the part of both main couples, but neither deceit was mean-spirited. I thought it was maybe too soon for any of them to fall in love, but hey, it's fantasy, right? So generally I enjoyed it. I can't say I loved it or that I even liked it alot. I think it's somewhere be...more
YOWZA, I think my crotch hurt just reading this book! There is so much sex, I can't even imagine being able to walk out of that club walking a bit funny. LOL

that being said, it was a great piece of erotica. The HEA at the end was a bit too convenient for me, but other than that I had a whole lotta fun reading this book.

If you don't want very descriptive sex scenes in your books, then this one probably isn't for you. And if you aren't open-minded and partner swapping, then for heaven's sake don't...more
Elii Vela
Ok, ya saben que me encantan los libros de Opal Carew y de verdad, la portada de SWING es todo un eye-candy así que sí, no me pude resistir y lo compré.

Tenemos entonces a Lis & Shane y Ty & Suzanne; los primeros, amigos con un deseo mutuo pero sin sentir algo mas alla de esa simple atracción y sin hacer nada tampoco. Los últimos, amigos también, pero con derechos, se quieren mucho -de nuevo- en la forma en que se quiere a un amigo y se acuestan de la forma en que se hace con un amante.....more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I love erotic ménage but Swing by Opal Carew takes it much further with twosomes, foursomes, oral, vaginal and ass sex, voyeurism, a bit of bsdm and lots of group sex. Throw in a bit of a mystery, without violence or much action, that is quickly and easily resolved in the end and you have a really hot, scorching, sizzling story.

The plot is pretty straightforward – Melissa has the hots for her best friend, Shane for years and when he invites her to join him for a week of “swinging” sex, she’s at...more
Dangerous to your health!!! Play close attention to your heart rate, take several breathing breaks & many cold showers, unless you have Lelo, if so break it out!!! You won't need lube!!! First I'd like to say that this book was packed with steaming sex scenes, covering pretty much the whole list of erotica play!! You may have noticed that from all the shelves I added it to!!
Swingers Resort huh??? I thought that meant husbands and wives met up with other couples for couples play! Ha ha ha!!!...more
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En realidad no tengo problema alguno con los libros eróticos,pero en este toda las situación se salió de las manos y la narración solo cayó en lo erótico sin ningún tipo de argumento.

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Que tampoco es que me parezca mal,porque si no quiero leer de sexo para que leo un libro erótico? Pero el problema es que mas de 200 páginas de solo sexo,parecía mas una porno que un libro.Por eso,muchas veces suspendí la lectura.Pero al final tampoco es que es lo peor que he leído.

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This starts as erotica, with two friends going together to a swingers' club, both of them with a personal angle to pursue - for once checking the resort he intends to buy, for the other finding arguments to convince her younger sister not to go there for salvaging her marriage.
Quickly they met the owner and her pretend husband, indeed a private investigator - the attraction is strong in between those two fake couples.
The hot scenes were scorching, not too unbelievable and neither too repetitive....more
I read her books so there must be something I like, but I have a difficult time suspending disbelief. Every woman is good looking and every man attractive. Just can't be. But it is fiction and a fantasy, so apparently we can dream. A resort for swingers where all kinds of sex goes, though there was no male/male but lots of female/female. But there really sre a lot of swingers out there, so fun to read!!
My first book by Opal Carew. Swinging doesn’t really interest me, but I was curious enough about the characters to continue. There is very little bit of story in the beginning and scraps of plot and character development in between a lot of hot sex. A lot. Most of it steamy, some of it quite repetitive. Everyone wailing, lots of hard muscular chests, you get the idea. While towards the end I wanted to take a shot every time someone “wailed” and there was some cheesy dialog that made my eyes roll...more
I give this 3.5 stars. I thought about what to write in my review and thought that it had too much sex. Then I wondered what the heck I was thinking and wondered at how I could say that! I'm usually wanting more sex scenes. Then I realized it wasn't the amount, but this being about swingers there was a lot of emotionless sex. That didn't really advance the story or pull me into the characters much since there was really no connection. So although the scenes were sexy, I felt they actually took a...more
Es totalmente un libro erótico, demasiado sexo explícito que si no tienes una mente abierta o piensas que encontrarás algo más.. Simplemente no te gustará. No es una de mis mejores lecturas tampoco pero es buena.
I love a sexy book as much as the next gal, but tend to need some sort of a story between the sex scenes. There wasn't much of a story here. Don't get me wrong, the sex scenes are hot, but truth be told, I skimmed my way through half the book. It's probably just me....I'm giving it three stars, as it's well written and edited
4 1/2 stars for this scorcher from Opal Carew. She's quickly becoming one of my top go-to authors for steamy erotic romance. The ending was a little unrealistic (I won't tell you why because it would be a major spoiler), but as I said in my last Carew review -- it's called fiction for a reason. This is VERY VERY explicit and not for those who feel monogamy is the only way to go. But all the characters are likeable and intelligent, and that always scores big points with me. This is another must r...more
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