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Surrender by Melissa Schroeder
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Aug 18, 12

Read from July 07 to 17, 2012

If the cover can tell you how SEXY the book is, this one is a winner all around.
First off, this book is in a series, so to truly understand the characters I would advise anyone to start with the first book in the series. If you don't, you can be a little lost and not agree with some of the things happening. Also, if you do not like interracial romances, this is not the book for you.
Malachai Dupree (Mal) is a Navy Seal who has been there for everyone he cares about. He has a strong family background (which you learn in other parts of the series) and this has molded him into the person he is today.
Amanda Forrester is the widow of one of Mal's friends that was killed in combat. The death of her husband has affected all those around her. The affects on her were due to things she found out after his death and this is where the story begins.
When Amanda's husband was killed in a mission that went wrong, Mal took it upon himself to make sure she was ok. And when his job took him to D.C. it gave Mal more of an opportunity to see Amanda.
Amanda was heartbroken and hurt, and while Mal was her friend, she begun to feel a stronger connection to him. And Mal was also feeling the same, but he didn't want to overstep his boundaries.
When Mal found Amanda in a BDSM club with her friend, he nearly lost it. The tension and emotions were enough to burn the pages. And Amanda pushed Mal in just the right way to get his walls down.
But while Amanda was feeling this strong attraction to Mal, she still couldn't let go of the emotional baggage that causes her to doubt all men.
The two have to decide if they are going to fight to be together or walk away from what could be what they both need.

I personally waited for this book ever since Mal was mentioned in the series. And it was definitely played into the storyline well. The only thing wrong with it was that it was too short. But since the characters are all intertwined, I am sure we will see Mal and Amanda again.
The chemistry the two had was brought to the forefront by Amanda going to the club, but she wasn't prepared for what she unleashed in Mal. That made the story more fun and suspenseful. Trying to figure out if she would be able to overcome the boundaries was refreshing.
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