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Blissful Surrender

(Bliss #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  875 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Book three in the USA Today bestselling Bliss series

This is a story of Sean Miller, a Dom that will have your panties diving for cover with a simple brow quirk. A man that will have even the strongest women dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare. Then there’s Samantha Richards, a tough female cop who’s seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to r
Published May 4th 2014 by BJ Harvey (first published May 2nd 2014)
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• Lisa •
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it

"Sean fucking Miller. Love of my life, regret of the century. The superstar of my fantasies."


I love it when an author surprises me and provides something different outside their normal writing genre and that's exactly what B J Harvey has done here. Previously this author gained my attention with her romantic comedy story-telling, providing the perfect easy reading themes complete with lovingly predictable characters. 'Blissful surrender' the third and likeable book
Stacey is Sassy
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-series
10 years is a long wait for blissful...but so worth it.

Here's the story of a lovely lady...well more like ice lady, but who's going to quibble about the little details. The ice lady is Sam, a police officer whose nickname was applied by colleagues because of her tough and icy attitude at work. Unfortunately, she's not just icy at work. No man has been able to break through the ice that has been enclosing her heart for the last ten years.

Here's the story of a man named Sean...and what a man, what
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
ARC provided from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Second Chances & Spanking Stars!


Before I get to Sean, let's cover Samantha (Sam/Sammy) because I might just forget all about her once I my brain starts to focus on Sean... See what I mean, still stuck on Sean over here....

Sammy thought she knew what she wanted, in fact she had what she wanted, until she didn't. Making a choice ten years ago that that she was coerced into making, she still hasn't fully moved on. Her focus i
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Blissful Surrender was an easy, enjoyable second chance romance with some steamy dirty talk and lots of heart. This is the third book in the Bliss series, about Sean, one of Mac’s three men from Temporary Bliss, and Sam, Zander’s police partner in True Bliss. This book could definitely be read as a stand-alone.

Sean and Sam seemed to be made for each other. They had a year long romance in college that appeared to be it for both of them, but then ended abruptly. Fast forward ten years later… Sean
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-from-author

Holy Hotness Batman...

Sean steams this book up!!

We met and loved Sean in Book 1 Temporary Bliss, he was one of Mac's 3 men.

We also met Sammy in Book 2 True Bliss she's Zander's partner and trainer in the police force.

The great thing about these books as although the characters are all intertwined they can totally be read as a standalone. (I do recommend that you read the others though!)

Ok so Basic rundown?

Sean and Sammy were made for each other. Then Sam listened to shit she shouldn't and
2.5 Stars

Genre: New Adult Second Chance Romance
Cover: 6/10
Writing: 7/10
Heroine: 6/10
Hero: 4/10
Hotness: 4/10
Romance: 6/10
Extra book Details: Approx 192 kindle pages. Dual POV. 3rd in the series, can be read as a stand-alone.

Not my favourite book in the series.

Despite the hero and heroine being in their early 30's, the book had a New Adult vibe going on.

I was a little bothered by the second chance romance storyline. I'm not a fan of those. My problem with them is that either they do the 'Past' & '
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
4 stars

Sam and Sean once shared an unforgetable romance in collage. When they meet again, Sean wants to get to the bottom of why Sam ran from him all those years ago.

This book was a bit more serious than the previous two. Sean is still bitter over the past and quite an arrogant ass. I liked Sam she was quite feisty and quirky. BUT, I thought Sam's reason for leaving was a bit anti-climatic and I was a little disappointed for her reason.

There was some past/present which helped with the second
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
***Added B&N Link***

Blissful Surrender is now live!!

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ibooks & Kobo are still publishing. I'll let you know the links as soon as I have them :)

Maleesha Saunders
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
BJ Harvey has done it again!! another amazing book to add to the bliss series. Sean has stolen my heart so much I had to kick Zander outta bed!! had me lolling at times, sighing from sweetness, and also fanning myself with all the hot sexy parts. loved seeing some favorite characters from the other books make an apperance and also getting to know Sean and Sam. add it to your tbr you won't be disappointed.
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~~ 5 "Addicted to Sean Miller" Stars ~~

What can I say except that I absolutely LOVE this series. BJ Harvey has created a cast of characters and story lines that I am totally addicted to. As with the first 2 books in this series…this storyline and writing is flawless. This was also a quick read like the others, I was able to finish it in less then a day, but I am guessing that is because I couldn't
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blissful Surrender (Bliss, #3) by BJ Harvey
4 stars!!

“And for the first time in a long time, I know I’ve finally done the right thing. I’m home.”

My favourite two genres are thirty somethings and second chance love and this book covers both in one instalment of delightful deliciousness. I have been a fan of BJ Harvey since the start and love finding new authors that manage to pull me into a world where the characters become real and I can submerge myself.

This is the third book in the Bliss series
Karen Harper
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading Blissful Surrender which is Sean and Samantha’s story. BJ Harvey did not disappoint me. If you have read the first book in the Bliss series, Temporary Bliss, you would know that Mac had 4 friends-with-benefits. Of course, that was before Superman. Sean was one of them.
This book is slightly different to the other books in the Bliss series. I had ‘met’ most of the characters in earlier books in the series, but there were also a few new ones that made it inte
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Sean Miller is a man in charge. He is powerful and domineering. I would not mind a spank or two from him ;) He is another man that we have already met and from what I knew about him I thought he would be the last one to be hung up on a chick LOL

I may have been strong and confident, but you were my weak point. You were the one person that could obliterate me. And you did.

Who is it that’s doing this to him….Samantha “Sammy” Richards. The one that got away many many years ago. She is a Chicago poli
Linda Innes
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, from the beginning of the Bliss series as much as I loved Daniel, Zander stole my heart. We didn't read much about Sean in the other books so wasn't really sure where my feelings lay regarding him. Well I absolutely love him now (I'm not stealing him Nikki lol) Let me just say for a Dom he is a complete and utter sweetheart and now one of my favorite Dom's!! I loved reading his background and how each of the characters blend through each other's lives in a believable way. The relationship b ...more
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

We met Sean in Temporary Bliss as he was one of three of Makenna's friends with benefits. He is the successful lawyer and club owner, dominant alpha and always in control. We met Sam in True Bliss. She is the tough as nails police officer who trained Zander and is now his new partner and friend. Their lives have connections that neither of them realize. Ten years after she walked away from him, Sam and Sean Cross paths again.

Sammy left him unexpectedly a decade ago and broke both of th
it was definitely not my favorite of the series, but still enjoyable
On to the next :)
A.C. Meyer
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sexy? Hot? Steamy? Yes, Blissful Surrender is all that and more. Don’t believe it? I’ll explain! :)

The Bliss series is one of my favorites, because of the humor and romance. The characters are engaging and the kind of guys that we read about and take with us through life (Delicious Daniel <3). I confess that I had a different image of Sean. I thought he was gloomy and reserved, a mixture of Christian Grey with Gideon Cross. But no, BJ made him unique, exciting and completely different from the d
Divas BookBlog
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The Novel Lifestyle
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

BJ Harvey’s BLISS SERIES is one that I will always jump to read, regardless of the length of my TBR list and Sean Miller’s book was one I wasn’t going to miss.

BJ combines second chance romance (and in this instance) a more dominant hero in Blissful Surrender, book #3 in this awesome series. Although Sean’s book is seen to be more of a dom/sub book, if you’re looking for FSoG or BDSM, that is not what you will find. He is a dom in the lighter sense of the word. H
You know that feeling when you start a new book and you get the warm and fuzzy feeling because you know in your heart you are going to LOVE the book? This WAS that book for me. I fell in love with Sean Miller in the books before, and I couldn't wait for him to get his happily ever after. Strong characters, sexy love scenes, emotional story line? What more could you want?! BJ Harvey is one of those authors you just know will bring their A Game! Blissful Surrender was a true love story full of com ...more
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
I love to read second chance love stories and this hot sexy read definitely fulfills that.

Samantha was dating Sean back in college but after her meddling mother interferes she walks away from him. The love of her life. 10 years later and Sam is now with the Chicago PD and is partnered up with Zander (yep hot, sexy Zander from True Bliss).

Sean was devastated when Samantha ended things with him and has never really moved on from her. Sean is a lawyer by day and also owns a club called Throb ß how
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is about Sean, the sexy dominant man who was one of Mac's sex buddies from the first book. He has always been in love with Sammy and the story is pretty typical - they met in college, fell in love, he was super dominant, her mom warned her that she should break it off before Sean controlled her entire life. Women are often mistaken that a dominant man will want to boss them around in every aspect of their relationship. Now it has been 10 years since the break-up, both of them realizing ...more
Barb Johnson
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
We met Sean before, the loving, controlling lawyer who knows what he wants in and out of the bedroom. He's a dom, but the hardcore kind, he doesn't need no whips or chains to let his women know he is in control.
He has a passion about him that draws the ladies in. But he also does not love you. He only has eyes for one woman, and that someone he lost years ago...that is until recently...

Years ago Sam lost the love of her life due to unfortunate circumstances. You could say stupidity, you could sa
Dec 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I thought from the the glimpse I saw of Sam in the book before this (sorry don't know the name) that I wouldn't like her - so I wasn't going to bother reading this. Then I thought to myself ' no Hailey don't be a judgmental Judy, read it, maybe she won't be all that bad!' Sad to say I wasn't wrong and these characters had the personality of wallpaper - bland and boring.

Sam - I wanted to slap her, kick her, then slap her some more! She was stupid, stupid, stupid! You broke up with a guy for no ot
Nancy's Romance Reads
Feb 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
Cover Reveal!!♥



This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.

**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creat
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May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of the Bliss series and had been patiently waiting to read Sean's book. I love a second chance romance storyline and this was a great one.

Sean Miller, corporate lawyer by day and 'Throb' club owner by night is a Dom. We had been introduced to Sean in the first book in the series and I was really looking forward to finding out how and why he came to be the man he is.

Samantha Richards, known as 'Ice Queen' by all her colleagues is a hard ass cop who finds it hard to let her guard d
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading all of BJ Harvey's other books, I was very excited to read Blissful Surrender. Sean appears first in Temporary Bliss and I just loved the mystery of him. I wanted to know more about the Dom friend of Mac's. I was not let down, in fact, BJ surpassed my expectations of what I thought Sean was like. I loved his story. He was broken by one person and just when he thought he'd never see her again, she re-entered his life with a bang.

I really liked Sammy. That is one of the things I lov
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Blissful Surrender is in the Bliss series although each one can be read as a standalone, so don't worry if you haven't read the first two. This is Sean and Sam's story and one I was looking forward to read. Sean is a Dom in the bedroom but also a club owner and Sam is a cop which makes for an interesting couple. They also have history!! For me the bliss stories always have a bit of everything in them and I don't want to put them down when reading. This story had me laughing out loud, wondering w ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I've liked Sean since the first book in this series so I was delighted to read his book. It was really refreshing to read of a woman who realized she made a mistake way back when, own it, and make a completely different and better decision after all is said and done. Often we see the heroines make the same mistake, following the same pattern again and again. This one - no. She realizes what went wrong, comes clean, apologizes and moves ahead to a much more healthy situation. I love th ...more
Natalie Townson
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, it's so smoking hot, we met Sean In the previous books, he was Macs FWB or her one of three, and this is his story, Sean is a master dom, he is smoking hot and will make your vajaja do the tango, Just know there will be a party in your panties while reading this book.

Samantha is a cold hearted bitch or so she would have you beleive, but truth is no one has ever held her long enough to want to stay, well no one except Sean.

When events arrise and bring these two together the sp
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BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.

An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand. Currently

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