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The return of Ethan Black i 1/2 the most magnificent man shei 1/2s ever meti 1/2 Mia Burton thinks shei 1/2s seen the last of Ethan Black i 1/2 the man who haunts her heart. Shei 1/2s wanted to forget him i 1/2 but can you really dismiss from your mind the most magnificent man youi 1/2ve ever met? Hei 1/2s a painful reminder of her troubled past and she needs him to stay j ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Mills & Boon
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RLA
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
After five years of looking, the hero Ethan has finally found Mia, the heroine. Mia is not happy to see Ethan again, she has worked hard to make a success out of her life but Ethan reminds her of her very painful past and the reasons she left five years ago. We discover that she had been heartbroken after her disabled mother committed suicide and then she had found out that her father and Ethan's mother had been having an affair. Ethan and Mia had also been in a relationship at the time and Mia ...more
Chitra *CJ*
"Surrender to the Past" is the story of Ethan and Mia.

What happens when the man you ran away from finally tracks you down?
When the family you abandoned finally confronts you?
When the lover you left enrages your senses again?
When the father who thought betrayed you, actually is innocent?

In this dramatic second chance romance, Mia is confronted by her then-lover-now-stepbrother Ethan, as she peacefully attempts to run her coffee shop business. 5 years ago, when her mother suicided, she had realize
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Akina
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent story. A strong heroine. She made a decision and stuck to it as long as possible. I applaud her efforts to take charge of her life and protect herself. Many heroines are portrayed as weak-willed and easily persuaded - often victims of the hero. We usually have to find ways to redeem an often abusive (at least verbally) hero. Not true in this story. All of the players in this novel were victims of circumstance so the HEA was well deserved.

My only concern about this ebook was the amou
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Dalimar
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sin dudas este ultimo libro que escribió Carole Mortimer,es buenísimo como todos los demás de ella.En serio no me canso de repetir que es una excelente autora.En este caso tenemos a Mía que se enamora de Ethan el hijo de la directora del colegio donde era estudiante interna.Pero la madre de Mía se suicida y aunque Mía no sabe de verdad como era de cruel su mama sufre al enterarse que su papa se enamoro de la mama de Ethan y cuando se casan decide irse de su casa porque piensa que tanto Ethan com ...more
sbf20112011
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ugh, no wonder I keep going back to older HPs. This was so terribly written -- way too much really boring dialogue over inane stuff, like do I really have to read through this:

‘We really should go somewhere more private to discuss this, Mia.’

‘I said no.’

Irritation darkened his brow. ‘We are going to talk, Mia.’

‘Whether I like it or not?’

‘Yes.’

That was what Mia had thought! ‘Did my father send you?’

Ethan gave a hard smile. ‘No one “sends” me anywhere, Mia.’

‘Meaning you volunteered to come and tal
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Melissa Maxwell
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I hated this story at first and was so angry at all the characters for their stupidity and lack of foresight. But continuing the story I fell in love with the characters and the motivation for the decision that they had made years earlier. Mia and Ethan were wonderful characters and I loved how stubborn they were along with their blatant denial about their feelings. I enjoyed the story and will read more from the author.
Tia
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
This novel was HORRIBLY written for me. I found it boring and what is with most of these 'newer' novels, sucking so bad? I mean what happened to the good old awesome angst and trying times. I found it terribly hard to even like this one.
Anuradha
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Simple story line actually. The girl is an heiress. Mysteries surrounding her mother's death makes her think the hero is after her wealth. And she flees from him and her father too because they have all wronged her mother.

Cut to 5 years later, she is all grown up with a successful business of her own. And the hero lands up at her doorstep one day.

He's been frantically looking for her all these years. He is out to convince her that her mother's death isn't what it seems.

With some coercion and som
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Azet
What a delicious romance so worth a 5-star with its fast-paced plot,intruging secrets,wicked romance and charming characters.

That Ethan Black has searched for the woman he loves over 5 years is a big swoon for me,and i instantly fell for him on the first page.Mia Burton is a pretty cold-hearted and bitter woman from the start but with Ethans help she gradually shows that the old Mia is still there.

Their chemistry is so great and natural,and the steamy scenes between them were so hot,and the scen
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Booklover
It was a good read,Ethan-Mia both loved each other very much the only issue between them was Mia's distrust and stubbornness of not believing Ethan,but Ethan has been searching Mia for 5 years after the tragedy that shook Mia's world and also shattered trust in their relation but now he has found her and this time he is very determined to make Mia see the truth without breaking his promise to William(Mia's father) and to unite father-daughter and again make a family and bring happiness to Willia ...more
Judy Lavik
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A blast from the past!

I spent many years reading only Harlequin or Silhouette romances. Carole Mortimer was one of my most favorite authors. Then I discovered a whole world of romance novels beyond those narrow boundaries about 3 years ago. And a year later I got a Kindle. I left Harlequin and Silhouette behind, and rarely gave them a thought. So imagine my surprise when a Carole Mortimer romance popped up as a Kindle offering. I snapped it up, of course. This book is about Mia and Ethan, who'd
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Sheetal Dash
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was ok

Mia Burton thinks she's seen the last of Ethan Black—the man who haunts her heart. She's wanted to forget him, but can you really dismiss from your mind the most magnificent man you've ever met? He's a painful reminder of her troubled past and she needs him to stay just a memory.…But Ethan's returned in all his very real glory! Mia wonders what his motive is, because it's clear he'll do whatever it takes to win her back, including whisking her off to his luxury villa in the South of France!

This
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RomLibrary
She left him when she found out about their parents affair. Mia Burton thinks she's seen the last of Ethan Black—the man who haunts her heart. She's wanted to forget him, but can you really dismiss from your mind the most magnificent man you've ever met? He's a painful reminder of her troubled past and she needs him to stay just a memory...

But Ethan's returned in all his very real glory! Mia wonders what his motive is, because it's clear he'll do whatever it takes to win her back, including whis
...more
3meg
Jan 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
Rich girls thinks the guy she loves is using her and runs away, only to be found 5 years later and proved wrong!
Decent enough story, but Mia really bugged me. She acted so self-righteous and selfish that I felt she did not deserve Ethan. Also, the big reveal was a little flat. I was left wondering why they would have kept everything from her the way they did...didn't really make sense to me.
Jen
Rating: 1.5/5

Poor Ms Mortimer. I think the rate at which she's spurning these books is inversely proportionate to their quality. I've read much better!
Ashima
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!
Megs
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked the guy and the girl in this one!! A very believable and sweet story!!
Noor Gendy
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin, romance
3/5 ....
Laurie
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Five years is a bit to much of a stretch for me over small misconceptions. It would have been a great story if there was to be a few small tweaks to it over all it was okay.
Judith
Mar 22, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Mia had a whole bunch of anger that seemed unfounded. I think the author should have included a past scene that would have helped contribute to Mia's extreme anger
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