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Total Surrender

(Dirty Sexy Fairy Tales #1)

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How far would you go to make the man that destroyed your family pay?

Maddux Wilder is a man consumed, a beast in a three-piece suit. Rich and powerful, he built his empire with one thought in mind: revenge.

After years of patience and planning, the wait is finally over. Tonight, Maddux will finally watch Theodore Cole’s kingdom crumble. At a lavish ball in the New York City
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Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Erika Wilde (first published June 20th 2019)
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Syndi
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This is my first read by Erika Wilde. I am torn between 2 stars and 3 stars. But I round it up to 3 stars. With only less than 200 pages, this story is novella. Short. So not so much layer, character development, conflict in the story. There is a lot of insta lust/ inta love. I thought Miss Wilde will spice it up on the BDSM part. But it turns out also mild BDSM.

The story takes inspiration on Beauty and the Beast. There are many romance story that takes idea from Beauty and the Beast. My favori
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Jos
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Swoony Stars

LOVED this book! It was definitely the perfect fairytale, only done oh so sexy and dirty!!!!!! Can't wait to read about Hunter and Tempest:)...I hope
Monique
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah the lure of an attractive cover and an irresistible preorder price! Although I had read Ms. Wilde before, I should not have bought this book. The title: TOTAL SURRENDER; I dislike domineering alpha males in a story where BDSM is inescapable; fairy tale retellings leave me cold; I don't particularly care for revenge tropes. Pretty reckless of me, right? I expected a DNF early on due to my own stupidity. Yet, I kept on reading.

While the writing did not induce a case of the vapours, it is very,
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
TOTAL SURRENDER by Erika Wilde is the First book in Dirty Sexy Fairy Tales series. This is the story of Arabella Cole and Maddux Wilder.
Maddux and his two younger siblings world changed with the death of their parents and they are wanting to get revenge for who they feel are to blame. Maddux has slowly gain enough money and reputation that they feel the time is to act. What Maddux didn't count on was the feelings that Theodore Cole’s daughter brings out in him. Arabella lost her mother early in
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Melissa B
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Absolutely loved this modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. This story was hot, sexy, explosive and downright swoon-worthy. Maddux and Arabella were brought together by a tragedy but thrived because of passion they had for each other. This story is definitely one that will have you devouring page after page of this beautiful fairytale.
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Total Surrender is a stand-alone book by Erika Wilde. Currently is not listed on Goodreads as a part of a series, but Maddux's brother is going to get a book. His story is going to be a retelling of Cinderella. Maddux and Arabella's story is a retelling of Beauty and the beast most of the plot is based on the Disney movie, but it's told in a modern way that makes more sense. It was similar to the story we know, but it had elements of Erika Wilde's writing and I felt like I wasn't just reading a ...more
Shelley
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dirty sexy version of Beauty and the Beast🔥

Arabella is excited as she is attending the one event she has read about in the society pages for years, the annual Wilder charity event. But she’s accompanied by her father and the one man she wants nothing to do with, his colleague Gavin! Hoping to experience everything the event has to offer, Arabella sneaks away and is found by one Maddux Wilder, the event’s host. She never imagined in her wildest dreams that the evening would end the way it does😢

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Amy  Crull
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! I kept thinking that this could totally be made into a movie! It has revenge, kidnapping kinda of, tension and action all packed into this book. Maddux and his family have every reason to want revenge on Arabella's family. They have a plan but things seem to change. Arabella is innocent in all this. She does the ultimate sacrifice for her dad. Maddux still maintains the beast
personality but Arabella has some sass and breaks down his walls. She is fun and flirty. She makes
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Sandy S
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 25, 2019


Contemporary fairy tales with a dirty, sexy twist!
How far would you go to make the man that destroyed your family pay?

Maddux Wilder is a man consumed, a beast in a three-piece suit. Rich and powerful, he built his empire with one thought in mind: revenge.

After years of patience and planning, the wait is finally over. Tonight, Maddux will finally watch Theodore Cole’s kingdom crumble. At a lavish ball in the New York City castle the Wilder siblin
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Jennie Fortna
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars

Total Surrender is book 1 in a new series by Erika Wilde, A Dirty Sexy Fairy Tale.

Maddux Wilder, a “Beast” of a man and self made billionaire has planned and waited for 14 years to destroy Theodore Cole for the pain he caused the Wilder siblings, but what he didn’t plan for was the “Beauty” Arabella Cole, Theodore’s sheltered, innocent beautiful daughter. When Arabella finds out what her father has done to the Wilder family, other people and hi
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Rhonda
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the first page, I was hooked on this story. Maddux is bent on revenge for the death of his parents but he never counted on Arabella. When she offers herself as payment for her father's debts, Maddux is not prepared for how she will make him feel. Arabella has been sheltered all her life and never knew of her father's "other" life. As the two of them become more emotionally involved, danger rears its head and Maddux realizes what he has to do. This story was emotional, funny, maddening and s ...more
Pennie Morgan
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a grown up retelling of Beauty and the Beast and very, very sexy. The only question is will the beauty tame the beast or will the beast end up seducing the beauty? Maddux Wilder, along with his younger siblings, Hunter and Temptest, lost their parents 14 years ago in a fire which was intentionally set and the time has come they are set to take down the men who brought about the deaths of their parents. The annual Wilder Charity Ball is the setting and they have invited Theodore Cole and ...more
Kari Hansen
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For the last 14 years Maddux has been on a quest to ensure the people that destroyed his family are punished. Everything he has done since that traumatic day has been to ensure that he reaches that goal and reckoning day is finally here, but he hadn’t expected all his plans to go sideways when he meets Arabella.

Bella is excited to be attending the Wilder Charity Ball with her father as she seldom goes out especially to a prestigious event like this. It was like a fairy tale come true when she me
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Erin Lewis
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star review Total Surrender by Erika Wilde
 
Where do I start? Total Surrender is the first book in Erika Wilde's latest series and if this book is anything to go by, she has another winning series on her hands.

Vengeance, that is what Maddux Wilder and his siblings are out for, determined to destroy the man they hold responsible for their parents death, Theodore Cole.

His daughter, Arabella is going to be the one to pay though. I loved Arabella, she is feisty, sassy and smart.

Maddux is totally
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Becky Claxon
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful touching love story that came out of pain. I felt so bad for Maddux and his two siblings how their parents died. The pain that Maddux has felt has fueled his adult life. He is finally going to get his Retribution when Arabella steps in to try and save her father. Arabella is so sweet and loving, but also strong willed and her own person. I loved seeing Arabella and Maddux together. It was wonderful to see Arabella bring out the best in Maddux as much as he fought it. There are a ...more
Michele
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maddux and his siblings are on a mission to destroy the man who changed their lives forever. They've waited a long time to exact their revenge. They have a plan and nothing can stop them. Enter Arabella, daughter of the man they seek to destroy, and sometimes the best laid plans can go awry.

Total Surrender is the first book in Erika Wilde's new series and it's so, so good!!!! Arabella is a wonderful character. She is smart, witty, and charming. Maddux is a man on a mission, someone who doesn't l
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Ellen Anderson
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining

I was really taken with this story. I loved the fact that Arabella was a strong, yet gentle and fun woman. She was a great fit for alpha Maddox.
Michelle
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
I love this contemporary fairy tales band wagon some authors are jumping on, a retelling of the classics with a modern twist to them. Total Surrender is a perfect example; it’s based on Beauty and the Beast, but for grown-ups. Trust me, this isn’t a story you want to read out loud to your kids at night, but you could to your partner if you want to liven things up! This standalone was a hot, smexy, quick read that had me fanning myself a few times, and this Beast had a Dom vibe to him that I ...more
Jami
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*An advance reading copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.*

A tale as old as time… Maddux Wilder and his two younger siblings’ lives were forever changed fourteen years ago with the death of their parents. For all of these years, Maddux has been building his power and wealth in tech security, while bidding his time to get even with the monsters that destroyed his family. This new series opens with his family’s charity ball, where the siblings finally hope to get the revenge the
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Deborah Harrell-jones
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Total Surrender is a story of revenge and domination at it’s finest. You have one family willing to do anything to get revenge on the people that did them wrong. Then you have one person stuck in the middle of it all hoping that what she will sacrifice will make everything better. Maddux Wilder is a billionaire in his own right with only one thing on his mind to make the people who murdered his family pay. After 14 years of planning their demise he finally sets the wheels in motion. That night h ...more
Liza
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Total Surrender is a super sexy contemporary fairy tale that is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I was absolutely pulled into this story from the very first page and have to say it was one of the best stories I've read from Erika Wilde.

Maddux Wilder and his siblings have every reason to want revenge on Theodore Cole and his business associate Gavin Scott, as he knows they are responsible for his parents’ death. However, when Theodore's daughter Arabella (Bella) hears the financial situation
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Babel
A sensual, modern rendition of Beauty and Beast? I'll take it! :-D

Yes, please, give me all of it. As soon as I knew that this is a retelling of the fairy tale, I had to read it. And it's so rewarding.

With a rich writing style and a provocative theme, this dark romance is pulsing with forbidden feelings. It may start with vengeance and hatred, but it becomes suggestive very soon. Yay!

At a luxurious ball, among princess gowns and wide-eyed joy, Arabella meets a mysterious and gorgeous man who beco
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Emma
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-wishlist
Total Surrender is a lovely twist on the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale; with the emphasis on actions towards others being ‘ugly’ or ‘beastly’ as opposed to physical appearance.

Maddux has been consumed by revenge for he past fourteen years, having sworn to avenge the death of his parents. All of his efforts are about to come to fruition where he can destroy the man responsible for the loss of his parents and the destruction of his home.

However, the man guilty of the crime against the Wilder fam
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Vania Nunes
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Modern fairytale series - sexy and dirty - but with a lot of romance.
We started with The Beauty and The Beast.

Maddux, Hunter and Tempest Wilder are siblings whose parents were killed by an unscrupulous man, Theodore Cole, and fourteen years later it was time for reckoning.

In the Wilde Way charity ball, Maddux, the oldest, would finally confront his enemy.
Theodore was in debt because of his gambling addiction, and Maddux had already planned to buy off his enemy's debts, and to own all his assets.
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PP's Bookshelf
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would just say that I prefer this version of Beauty and The Beast by Erika Wilde so much more! She put an interesting and erotic spin to one of my all time favorite fairytale in Total Surrender . And the end result was stunning and sensual.

Caught up in middle of the war between Maddux, the tech giant billionaire bad boy and her father investment farm owner Theodore Cole, Arabella has to make a decision. To let her father die or offer herself to Maddux. Maddux is out for revenge in his cold, ru
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Nikki Reeves
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing


Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite stories, so of course, I had to get this book. And let me tell you, I devoured it in one sitting. I couldn’t stop once I started. It’s amazing seeing the beast being brought to his knees by the sweet and innocent beauty.

Maddux Wilder has had a plan for half of his life almost to end the man who destroyed half of his family. The plans are set in motion, and now, it’s time to make sure they go to plan. Except, he wasn’t ready for sweet and b
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Eileen
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author, purchased, l3
WOW!!! I loved, loved, loved Maddux and Arabella’s amazing story in Total Surrender by Erika Wilde, book one in her Dirty Sexy Fairy Tales Series. Maddux and his siblings are on a mission to destroy the man who changed their lives forever. For years, anger, pain and revenge fueled Maddux’s hatred. He and his siblings have waited a long time to extract their revenge; they have a plan and nothing can stop them. Arabella, daughter of the man they seek to destroy, overheard their conversation with h ...more
Sue Galuska
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love books that do a take on a fairy tale romance. This story is a take on Beauty and the Beast...my favorite!

Maddux Wilder, along with his brother Hunter and sister Tempest, have spent the last 14 years waiting to exact revenge on the people who were responsible for their parents deaths.....Theodore Cole and his right hand man Gavin Scott. The day was finally here....the Wilder Way charity ball where Theo and Gavin's world would come crashing down.

As Maddux is delivering the news to Theo
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Jennifer Pierson
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm an adult who loves fairy tales and sexy romances so Erika Wilde seriously couldn't go wrong with a series of contemporary fairy tales with the dirty sexy twists! And so I'm all kinds in love with Total Surrender because it has even more to it than just those things in it. See, Maddux Wilder lost his parents when he was barely legal so he took care of his teenage siblings, but never forgot who was responsible for destroying their family. So when he finally could destroy Theodore Cole, little ...more
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