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Deep Surrendering: Episode 1

(Deep Surrendering #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  55 reviews
She's all about rules. He lives by none but his own. When these two meet, the results could be disastrous.

When Marisol Everly’s friend Rory sets her up with Fin Herald, Marisol doesn't expect that it will amount to anything, .but that was before she saw Fin's searing blue eyes and mischievous smile. Not to mention, he seems absolutely fascinated by her mundane life. He's
Kindle Edition, 84 pages
Published March 15th 2014 (first published March 12th 2014)
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So this serial had its ups and downs for me. Because it's so short, we get a lot of drama in a very small story, and boy did these two characters have a lot of it. Actually, it was really just Fin that was dramatic. He is very much bipolar and cannot make up his mind AT ALL, which is really frustrating. And then Marisol keeps giving him another chance. Over. And over. And over again which that isn't making this situation any better.

This is going to be a toxic relationship - I can already tell.
Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this. This has on my e-TBR for ages and I got it for free from Kobo. At first I thought it was a fun, quick read, but then the dominating stuff came into play and I'm not really sure how I feel about that.
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

This is the first novella is the first part of Marisol and Fin's story. I was drawn in instantly and this episode was a really quick read. While there were a lot of things that I did like, I had mixed feelings about it. I will admit that I am very curious to see where things go though, and I am absolutely clueless as to what will happen from here. This one took me by complete surprise though and I am extremely anxious to get more of Fin and Ma
Lauren ♥ Inked in Chapters
Seriously, Chelsea? That’s all we get? It feels like I blinked twice and the episode was over.

You may or may not remember Marisol Everly from the Surrendering Saga series. She’s one of Rory’s very best friends. Of course, none of this will make sense to you unless you’ve actually read those books. I’d love to tell you whether or not you should read those books before these episodes, but in all honesty, I’m not sure. Rory, being the very good friend that she is, hooks Marisol up with Fin Herald.
Amy Logg
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story:
Deep Surrendering is a spin off from the Sweet Surrendering series and will be written as part of a serial with short novellas released each month (roughly 12 novellas). We follow Marisol and Fin after their mutual friend, Rory sets them up. Their is an immediate spark of attraction between them, and after a fun night out Marisol would like to see where things could go. But Fin is very hot and cold, flirting with her one minute and brushing her off the next. The only clue to
Daniela Castro
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review in english and spanish.. sorry for my mistakes but I'm not a native speaker of english LOL

Ok… So, Deep Surrendering? How should I start this review? I think that I’ll choose one Word that may describe this short story.
Yes! This book is awesome… It catches your attetion form the begining to the end. It’s a mix of emotions… like Fin… like from cold to hot. This story is about Marisol and Fin. Both characters were introduced in sweet surre
Marlene W
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through We Stole Your Book Boyfriend Blog :)

Deep Surrendering (Episode #1) is the first installment of several novellas to come. I think the author did an excellent job of laying a foundation and preparing us for what is ahead in this series. Marisol’s character was very well developed. We learned a lot already about the type of person she is, her family dynamic and what her future goals are. We’ve been given very li
Emily-Jane Wright
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

I’ve been ranting and raving about Deep Surrendering (Episode #1) since the second I finished reading it. I’ve been a fan of Chelsea’s for a few years now and I went into this book expecting to love it because I’ve never been disappointed by anything of hers that I have read. Turns out that I didn’t just love it.. I’m obsessed with this series and this is just the first of many novella’s that will be a part of an entire collection.

Mar 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Stars
I am a fan on Chelsea Cameron's and I really enjoyed Sweet Surrendering and Surrendering to Us, where we originally met the main characters in Deep Surrendering, Marisol and Fin. This is the beginning of their story. I really like Marisol and love her sense of humor from what I have seen so far. I am not quite sure how I feel about Fin yet, but I am sure he will win me over eventually. This is the beginning of a serial novel, so I will just have to see how it goes as the story progress
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This is going to be such a hard review to write. Not because I didn't like this book necessarily but because I went into this expecting a nice romantic contemporary and what I got was something entirely different.

I am not sure if I read the genre wrong or if I just assumed it was a contemporary and we all know what they say about those that assume.....

At any rate this was far steamier and far more adult than I had anticipated it would be. Not to mention it contains some very adult situations, ch
Nerd Alert
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Nerd Alert Book Love Blog***
I read this book and was a tad bit confused on the characters, but then I come to realize that it is a spin off of The Surrendering Saga. So I went and read the first book, Sweet Surrendering, and have to admit after reading it Deep Surrendering was so much better.
Marisol Everly is a very sweet, fun, and kind person. She is extremely intelligent and continues to go to college and aqu
Deep Surrendering kicks off a new series of novellas from Chelsea M. Cameron, following Marisol and Fin. I'm not a fan of serials, but I picked this one up for two reasons. 1) I have read many of Cameron's books before and liked her work and 2) I am interested in the hero and heroine, who appeared in another book.

Providing only a glimpse of what is to come in the series, Deep Surrendering does end with a cliffhanger of sorts. It's a quick read, and did manage to grab me, though I admit there wer
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review also posted on my blog

Deep Surrendering (Episode 1) was exactly the opener to the series of novellas I was looking for – full of intrigue and mystery and a plot that could just go anywhere.

For such a short story, Chelsea M. Cameron did a great job at developing the main character Marisol. Even though there’s a long way left in this short story series, we learnt a bit about her family, her studying, her friendships and even her ex-boyfriend. I loved
Katie (GTBC)
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marisol Everly is a very sweet, she is smart, and she is guarded. She lives life by a set of rules. Rules that keep things in order. Rules that keep her from getting hurt. Is Fin Herald going to be her exception? He is handsome, sexy, and a no nonsense kind of guy. His professional life makes him somewhat of a drifter. Never in the same town for very long. He basically lives his life by the seat of his pants with no rules at all. Whatever feels good. No relationships, no ties that bind and littl ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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OH MY GOSH I have to wait for the rest of Deep Surrendering to come out. Yes, it's that great. I normally not a huge fan of serials, but the writing for this one is amazing. I absolutely love the characters. You have Marisol who is sweet and adorable, pretty much a good girl and she gets set up with Fin who's hot. Marisol can't believe Fin wants to go out with her. However, there's a catch. Fin keeps trying to warn her away from him. For example:
"Those are all valid rea
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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OMG what just happened - sweet baby Jesus - Finn is a jaw-dropping shock. It's like he's two different people.

While it's obvious that both Marisol and Finn have secrets about their families and upbringing, the dark and dangerous vibe you get from Finn is terrifying yet electric. The bonus chapter from his POV gave me chills.

Marisol comes across as having it totally together, she is a strong independent woman that know where she is going and how she is getting there. She may be a little obsessiv
Shirley Frances
3.75 stars

Intriguing first episode.

I have to say that I was a bit hesitant about this story, mainly because I found the blurb to be vague. But this is Chelsea Cameron and I've come to enjoy her books, so I took the plunge.

Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised. I found that I was immediately drawn into the story. Fin and Marisol seemed like such opposite characters that I couldn't help but be curious about what was to come for them both. Especially when Fin started acting strange. That certainly
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deep Surrendering(Episode 1)is a quick sexy read about two opposites that have amazing chemistry.

This novella totally sucked me in from the start! I could not put it down. With each turn of the page I had to know what was going on. The story has a bit of mysterious vibe through out that will leave you aching for more.

Fin has secret side to him that he is keeping from Marisol. A dark side that he embraces but he can't help but feel the pull towards sweet Marisol. Marisol lives her life with rule
Cocktails and Books
Chelsea M. Cameron, I'll give it to you. When I got to the end of this, I sat there wondering "what the hell just happened?"

As the first part in the Deep Surrendering serial series, the author introduces us to Marisol and Fin, who's friends set them up for the few weeks Fin is in Boston. They get along and have some pretty spectacular dates, but you can tell there is something a little "off" with Fin. When things get a little too hot one night, he just up and leaves Marisol without an explanatio
All Booked Out
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arc Received for an honest Review

3.75 stars

I think the first in these serials are quite hard to rate as they are laying the foundations, they don't go in all guns blazing, so you have to bare that in mind....I love Chelsea's writing. This is no different, well written and i really enjoyed it.

I am going to freaking love these serial novellas!! As a lover of a cliffy, they are right up my street and from having read about Rory's friends in Sweet Surrendering & Surrendering to Us, I already had a
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Now THIS is how you start off a novella series. It was intriguing and sexy. The characters developed, as did their relationship, in 60+ short pages, but there was still an air of mystery surrounding them. I didn't have to work to get into this novella. Chelsea's writing, these characters and the promise of what's to come sucked me in from the start and kept me completely enthralled.

Marisol and Fin have an extraordinary amount of chemistry. That
I love Chelsea Cameron's books and this is book was amazing.

Marisol has rules when it comes to dating and she doesn't break them... until Fintan Herald. Fin makes her want to break every rule and fast. There is attraction there. but for some reason Fin keeps running out on her for some reason.

I love the cover on this book. The pace and style of the writing is perfect. it flows. There wasn't any part I didn't like besides it ended. I cant wait for the next book.

Fin intrigues me. I want to know
Danielle from Short and Sassy
If you are a fan of short novellas or episodes then this is the series for you! Holy smokes does Chelsea M Cameron have a steamy one! The only down side is you have to wait for the next one to come out!

Marisol is a fun, by the book type of girl. She is a rule follower. That is up until she meets Finn.Then, everything goes out the window! Oh lordy Fin. Get the fans out ladies. This man is steamy! And he is troubled. Which makes him even more hot because you want to fix him!

Fin is troubled right f
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow ... just ... WOW!

I just finished this Novella and I'm not even sure where to start ... WOW!!

What I liked: Well, I'm still trying to wrap my head around this whole story. So. Let me take a deep breathe and try to start at the beginning. Fin and Marisol were set up by their mutual friend, Rory. You can tell right off that there is 'something there' between them, but you're not sure if it's just sex or more. However, I kept feeling that there was WAY MORE to Fin and Marisol then Chelsea M. Came
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why do I do this to myself? Read a book. Love a book. Now I have to wait for more books.

Don’t listen to me, I knew going in that this was a series but man, it is so hard to wait.

I am so intrigued by Fin and what his back story is going to be, why he is acting the way he is, what the few clues that we got in episode one are going to tell us down the road.

Marisol seems to have her own secrets too that I can’t wait to delve deeper into.

These too seem to have a chemistry that is going to burn deep i
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars!
Marisol is a college student that follows the rules and Fin is a businessman who has no rules what-so-ever. After the two were set up, they go on a few dates with each other and let me tell you these dates are filled with a lot of drama and some of their baggage begins to rear its ugly faces.
Since this book is a short book-an episode-to a much larger story, you only get a little detail and information which is what you should expect from a book like this.
Even though it's short, it is go
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an intriguing first episode in this series. There was a little too much flightyness on the part of Fin for my liking, but Marisol was pretty awesome.

I'm pretty sure, even with her small presence in this book, Chloe just made the list of favorite characters. She was awesome - I want a friend like her.

Fin and Marisol definitely have chemistry, but most of what was between them wasn't developed to the point I wanted. Even though this was just episode one, I felt like I was just getting tha
Caroline F
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, I bought this novella knowing that the whole story may comprise of 12-14 novellas - however, I wish it wasn't!! I just want to devour Fin and Marisol's story in one sitting!

We meet Fin and Marisol in the Sweet Surrendering books and you know that they've got together. Fin is NOTHING like you imagine!! It's a great start to the series. There's fantastic chemistry between them and I love that we get a bonus chapter at the end from Fin's POV. Marisol is a sweet chick, making an independent stan
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

If you enjoy serials, you will enjoy reading this. If serials are not your thing, but you still want to read this, I would recommend waiting until most of them are out. At least Chelsea is not making us wait long. I can handle waiting for the next episode next month. (Thank goodness Chelsea has other books I can check out in the meantime)

I give this episode 3.5 moons and definitely will be picking up the next episode when it comes out.
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today/Internationally Best Selling author from Maine who now lives and works in Boston. She's a red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader, and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, getting brunch with her partner, tweeting, and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a ...more

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