I just finished Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus and I am so glad I have found such an awesome romantic suspense author. I love that Katie can write both long and short stories with varying levels of suspense. Sensual Surrender was more about the characters than the suspenseful plot of the story. The story was laid out for us so there was not a lot of suspense, except for the little twist at the end. However, I enjoy reading different types of romantic suspense and this one fit the bill for a short, lighter romantic suspense story.
Sensual Surrender is the second in The Serafina: Sin City Series and I really enjoyed it. There was a perfect balance of story and intimacy and fit the characters and plot well. Although this book is part of a series, it stands on its own. However, I always enjoy books in a series because I get to see what former characters are up to. It’s like seeing old friends!
Jay and Ellie are the main characters in this story and we see them a little bit in the first book of the series. In Sensual Surrender, Jay and Ellie are doing well in their relationship and Jay even wants to ask Ellie to marry him, until her ex comes into the picture and messes things up for them. Ellie feels the only way to keep Jay out of danger is to leave him. Boy was she wrong…
Katie does a great job with novellas, which I would consider this one. She is able to develop strong characters making you feel as if you have known them for a long time. Her descriptions of emotions and dialogue are always great and I find myself flying through her books. The plot in Sensual Surrender was unique and almost seemed too easy, which, in part it was supposed to, but then she added a little twist at the end. The romance between Jay and Ellie was very sweet. I enjoyed the respect they showed for one another and the gentle passion of their relationship. The ending was absolutely perfect. If you are looking for a quick romantic suspense read, I highly recommend you give Sensual Surrender a try!
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About the Book:
I’m ready to move on. Please don’t search for me. Please just let me go. ~Ellie
The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth’s world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend…she’s the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he’s planning to propose to. He’d do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie’s Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own.
Ellie is devastated when her secret past finally catches up with her. It was stupid to think she could bury the mistakes of her youth and find happiness with a good man. Leaving Jay rips her heart to shreds, but it’s the only way she can protect him from the dangerous people she once ran with. And deep down, she fears he’ll never be able to forgive her for hiding her past from him.
The closer Jay gets to the truth about Ellie, the deeper he plunges into danger. He’ll move heaven and earth to save her, but if she can’t trust in Jay’s love it might be too late for both of them.