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Total Surrender

(The Sinful Series #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 C
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Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published June 25th 2019 (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
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
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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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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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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Shelley
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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😢

Ma
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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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Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
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.
Coco.V
Jun 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
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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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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
A.M.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect retelling fairytale for me after the disastrous reads with desperate measure of jasmine and jafar.

A contemporary modern retelling of beauty and the beast that was well delivered and most importantly WITH A STORY PLOT. Im swoon by the beast, the dirty words, caring side of him and loving the beauty for her strong and compassionate character.

I cant wait for the next book. A retelling of cinderella story.
Zena
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5* Plus!
I've read 2 of Erika Wilde's other books before this one - from another series - and I'm not sure why I didn't get round to the 3rd one yet. Guess life and so many Advance Copies got in the way because I really had intended to carry on with her.
And then something about this book, Sinful Surrender, called to me. Was it the cover, or the title or the splurb? I really can't say. Perhaps a combination.
All I do know is that I have thoroughly enjoyed this story with its well contrasted set of
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Alyssa
Jul 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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Ellen Anderson
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Marissa Chavez
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my! Adrabella and Maddux were absolutely perfect! I loved everything about them! Can’t wait to read more of this series! 💙
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
Shatire
May 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this more than I did, but things moved too quickly for me to believe Maddux and Bella's love. There was attraction and sexy banter-which was amazing-but I just didn't see the love.
I think the story needed to be longer to have the Beauty and the Beast effect I was looking and hoping for-hate blossoming into this fairytale romance.
I may give the rest of the series a try.
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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Ga Books LoverX
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an AMAZING representation of a modern day Beauty and the Beast! The story line included a great plot, a nice build up, a complex climax and a pretty darn good ending!

Maddux is a beast in a designer suit and it is past time that he takes it upon himself to right a wrong that happened 14 years ago. What he did not expect was the man that he despises most in the world to have a daughter that would trade herself for him because he is in poor health. Let's just say that all of Maddux's planni
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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
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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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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Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Revenge is bittersweet for Maddux when he finds himself in the middle of a real life Beauty and the Beast. Arabella gives herself to the mercy of Maddux to pay for her father's sins while at the same time breaking down the barriers of hatred for Maddux. In the end can Arabella unfreeze his frozen heart and make him into the prince she feels he is? Loved this story!! Not only did it have beautifully written characters but the emotions that these characters have to go through feel so real that the ...more
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
Isha Coleman
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He destroyed her life. Now she wants his soul. An eye for an eye takes on a whole new meaning in Total Surrender. Sleeping with the enemy becomes a seduction of the heart, but who is seducing who? Revenge brought them together. Will love tear them apart? Wilde never does easy when it comes to love. Arabella and Maddux are as complicated as love can get. Yet their dance of danger will steal away with your heart and a few tears for good measure. Be careful what you wish for, because your heart jus ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maddux is willing to go to the extremes where his woman is concerned, "he would tear this effing city apart until he knew she was safe and, hopefully, unharmed..." I liked this book, I truly fell j in love with Maddux.
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