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Sweet Surrender

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  82 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Shy and self-conscious Derek has spent two years of his life losing a hefty amount of weight and is about to enter graduate school to become a certified architect. Now he’s determined to find love, so he places an Internet ad in search of a boyfriend. Gerry, a confident, self-made man with his own landscaping business, falls head over heels for Derek as soon as they meet.

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Published March 2010 by Dreamspinner Press
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Mar 28, 2010 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 out of 5 stars
Twenty-two year old Derek Weston is ready to start a new phase in his life. He's about to graduate from college and start an internship at a prestigious architectural firm and after more than two years of working hard he's lost his excess weight. Excited and nervous, he's on his way to meet Gerry Connelly, the man he's been exchanging emails with after Gerry responded to his personal ad. They get along really well at dinner and the night ends with a sweet kiss and the promise
Apr 08, 2010 Kassa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Surrender is a cute, engaging story that reads pretty quickly with a strong happy ending. The best way to describe this story is an easy, enjoyable fluff piece of romance with some realistic characters and issues. There isn’t a lot of action and sometimes the internal musings and cautious behavior goes on for too long but this helps give a more authentic feeling to the relationship. This particular offering feels like reading about two real men that fall in love but have concerns about fam ...more
Jun 26, 2010 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, owned, ebook
So-so, but very sweet, m/m romance about an architecture student who starts dating a guy with his own landscaping business. A bit too syrupy for my taste.
Leslie Nicoll
A nice story but a little bit too sweet for my taste. I need a bit more pizazz. Every time there could have been a bit of conflict--even mild--the author ran away from it. Also, the story suffered from too much telling and not enough showing (and I don't mean just sex, either). Gerry and Derek are nice guys and there probably guys like this in real life, but in fiction I want a bit more spice to the story.

Jess Candela
Really a DNF, since I ended up skimming the second half of the book. And kinda wondering why I was bothering, even as I did so. Not sure why, just never got into the story. Felt like more telling than showing, I guess.
Apr 18, 2011 Danae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this sweet story of Derek and Gerry.
3.5 stars.
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