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(Surrender #2)

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  10,192 ratings  ·  417 reviews
Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself? This is the exciting sequel to the NYT and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo's indecent proposal and stay at his side as his boug ...more
Kindle Edition, First edition, 335 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Gossamer Publishing (first published May 22nd 2013)
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Jen
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
So if you haven't read book 1, Surrender then I would stop here and do not read further so that I don't spoil the story for you.

STOP NOW!! SPOILERS AHEAD!

So yeah still loving this series!



Sorry to give anything away, but I'm not sure how to right a review without giving something away. So at the end of Book 1, Rafe gives Ari an ultimate, surrender to him and become his mistress or tell her mother that she had to sell the house and her flower shop while she was in the hospital in a coma. Rafe act
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The Unnamed
Aug 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
No just no!

I have too much ranting to express in a written review. I lost nuff respect for her when she accepted his lunatic offer, then further still when she had a chance to leave him 4weeks in but stayed anyways. She got used to being pampered and...really? Come on would it have been so hard to explain to her mom that things didn't work out as planned, and part of taking care of her and paying hospital expenses involved the auctioning of some items. Her mom would have understood, better to r
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Ashley Harden
Jun 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
i was really disappointed with this book. i felt like it it was just a filler so the author could sell more books. nothing happened. and the secondary character story line was distracting and annoying, i found myself skipping over their parts. i wanted to read about rafe and ari but their story really didn't develop, and you were again left with a cliff hanger. i was really looking forward to this book after reading the first, but i dont think i will be continuing with this series
Carol Lilla
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

WOW in this amazing book “Submit” the powerful story of Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo and Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow continues!!! Rafe propositioned Ari to become his mistress in Book one “Surrender.” This emotional relationship between this dynamic couple is sexy, tumultuous, frustrating, hot, emotional and so full of twists and turns, you are continually sitting at the edge of your seat! At the end of book one, Ari walks out on Rafe – the ending left me salivating for the next book. Well book two is
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Rough Draft Book Blog
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Submit by Melody Anne

Rafe and Ari continued...

DAMN SNOB! I COULD KICK HIM-THEN HUG HIM!!

Oh for God sakes sister... What are you doing to me?? This was just as first-rate, if not better than Surrender. Fanfuckingtastic!!! Unquestionably not a light hearted read, but not necessarily a uber dark read either. It's so hard to put it into words... Hmmmm, let's see... It felt to me like a smidgen of Pretty Woman meets a handful of 9 1/2 weeks! seriously folks, this book had a hold of my heart while it
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April
“Seeing you strapped down to my bed thrills me; taking complete control of your body until you’re begging me for release sets me on fire. I will take you higher than you’ve ever been — and in order for me to do that, you’ll have to relinquish your control to me.”

Omg, Rafe is giving me whiplash from his moods. Ugh! He is struggling with himself. He realizes that he is falling for Ari, but doesn't want to continue the relationship fear that his heart will break again. It's too late for Ari tho, sh
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Lindsay
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm sorry but I didn't enjoy it. I like the story with ari and rafe but there wasn't enough in the book. Compared to all the drama in book one this one had hardly anything. Too much with Shane and lia for me. They should have a separate book as it took the story away from main two. Didn't like ending either, 6 months was too long and too much could have happened. I can't wait for the 3rd book but hope its more based on them and doesn't keep jumping too far in the future. Sorry.
Denise
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
his was book two it was excellent , I just love Rafe and Ari and plus We learn about Shane and Lia  , I read this in a day once you start you have to finish 
Melody  Anne has pulled us again with this excellent series now i have to wait for the next one  
Raine
You have to read this book in order to understand this series since the stories continue throughout the book. So, yes, there are cliffhangers.

Not a bad second book, but still it is a bit annoying that the book has a cliffhanger.
Layla Darnell
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book was even better then the first the Depth of emotions and the hints into the characters vulnerability made me feel for them. I loved seeing Rafe start to find himself again and Ari being brave enough to let her true feelings be out in the open has given me a new respect for her character. The addition of Shane and Lias relationship is a huge bonus and I'm routing for both couples to find their happily every after. The story has a great flow and Melody Anne's descriptions of places a ...more
Jade Leigh
4.5 Stars

Would have been a solid 5 Star rating, but inserting Shane and Lia's romance/drama got real aggravating, real quick. I usually don't mind secondary characters and their stories. For me, I think it would have worked better as a short story, Submit 2.5.
maybe.

What the hell Rafe?! The reason for his distaste and disregard for women was becoming ridiculous. What happened to him was terrible, but to hold on to that hate even when he started having true feelings for Ari was just pathetic.

I wa
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Angelique
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ari and Rafe are at it again in this second installment by the talented Melody Anne. From steamy love scenes to heart-wrenching confrontations, these star-crossed lovers will take you on a journey you won't soon forget. I laughed and I cried as I followed along and at times I even wanted to scream!

Can Rafe finally let go of past heartaches and open his heart again? Will Ari accept his proposition or will she walk away for good? In this book we get to know Rafe's sisters more along with best fri
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Anna
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, seriously?! Sooo frustrating! And even more so that I have to wait for the 3rd book! I'm not sure if I liked Shane and Lia's added story, I'm way to intrigued about Ari and Rage's "relationship" to read about another. I'm really hoping I get my happily ever after soon!
Daphne
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars! This is such a great story. Everything about this book from the plot to the amazing characters is worth reading! Sizzling bedtime stories ... Wink wink
Megan
Wasn't impressed by this.

Found it boring and completely not for me. Giving it 2 stars as I think I may have been the problem not necessarily the book.
Erin **Coffee, Book, Essential Oils Addict**
Loved it! The relationship changes and grows between Ari and Rafe. It is exciting and tense at the same time. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Brittany *** A Beautiful Book Obsession**
Loved this book!!!
It starts back off where book 1 stopped and allows us to grow closer to each character. Rafe and Ari each come to an agreement but neither expected to fall for the other. The grow to care for one another and expect to have the other's presence around. We also get to see more of Shane and Lia's relationship evolve.
I could go on and on about this book, giving everyone detail after detail but the point is, I loved this book and it is an amazing read! This series has yet to let m
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Sarah
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
oh Melody Anne what a bad women you are! leaving the book the way you did! This second book in the surrender series has been a pleasure to read on a sunny Friday in May. Starting where the first book left off we follow Rafe & Ari and the beginning of Ari's so called submission. Along the way Rafe's sisters add another branch to the story which helps to balance the book. I don't want to spoil the story but if you are looking for a leading lady with a backbone this maybe the series for you. Wh ...more
Lois Jones
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God! The story continues and it is ...so good. Rafe and Ari's arrangement is starting to take an unexpected turn and now Rafe's best friend Shane and Rafe's sister Lia are making their own sizzling story come to life. These two couples are so intriguing you you don't want the story to end.
It's more than just the sizzling and erotic sex, and fun get-a-ways. It's about healing, soul searching and the courage to open up your heart and feel.
Ari does just that and finds her self worth in the p
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Theresa
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better....as I said of the first book; I was so surprised that I fell in love with this story! It has every emotion the human soul can experience when it comes to falling in love and letyung down your defenses and it totally engulfs you in the story. Several times I found myself in tears if not close to it. I finished the first two books of this series in two days and just picked up the third...I can't wait to see where this journey ends up! I am so spell-bou ...more
Karinosa
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. I feel the pain in my chest. Rafe is such an alpha male! He just hasn't figured out women!! He can just say the things that just grates my NERVES!! I liked how Ari knows what she wants and doesn't back down when it comes down to letting her feelings be known. I hurt when these characters hurt and who can complain about that. I am routing for these two. I just really hope that she s dating the Prince when he finally realizes that he needs her. He needs a little bit of gr ...more
Karen
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Melody has once again captured our love for stories once again. This book was fantastic. Rafe & Air are beautiful and can't wait for them to get there shot together finally (well Rafe anyway) and for the other couples to have there own stories was lovely. Melody sure made us hate her her though at the end! *wink*wink not really I still LOVE her. I Just hate waiting. LOL
Paula Legate
I really enjoyed this book. This book is part of a 3 book series, so you have to read Surrender, before you read this one. I normally leave a long review, or give a sample of the book, but I don’t won’t to spoil this book for you. I have been looking for a book that would compare to 50 shades of grey, and this is the closest that I have found. Hope you enjoy!
Kim
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
With how Ari puts herself out there in the end.. really praying for a good ending in the next book.. excited to read book 3. Rafe needs to get his crap together!!

Also can't wait to see how it continues for Shane and Lia.
Marion
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and applauded Ari for remaining strong and sticking to her principals. So glad she did not turn into a mindless bimbo who submitted to him just because he demanded it.
I even started to like Rafe even though he still has a ways to go to totally redeem himself.
Donna Porter
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this was another great book by Melody Anne. the continuing relationship of Ari and Rafe is realy holding my interest. Also, the relationship between Lia and Shane is starting to develop. I can hardly wait for the next edition.
Lacy
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any one who loves romance
This was another great book which would not let me put it down, I enjoyed it so much I couldn't wait to preorder Seduced. I am not one to give spoilers so I would suggest that you read this series it will not disappoint you at all.
Deannie
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome..... you gotta be ready for a continuation. It's frustratingly wonderful.....does that make sense? LOL
Sinfunni
May 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Practically insufferable

There like a hundred pages wrapped in what feels like a thousand pages. This author can take a weekend to tell a 20minute tale. There are far too many displays of bratty, pouty, and immature, behaviors by hero's sisters and heroine's friends that tone of the story reads like a tortuous return to high school and juvenile antics. Lia's internal dialogue in the company bathroom was ridiculous. She chased a man for years then she wants to question being with him listing thin
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Sandra Mayberry
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite series and favorite author

This powerful series is my my go to when I need a powerful love story with characters that have depths , flaws, and strength that only Melody Anne can magically pull together . The writing is flawless. Each book in the series pulls you into their lives. I promise every minute you spend reading this series is a gift to the reader. This is the third time I've read the series. It needs to be a movie.
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Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero's, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in business, I lov
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