Sweetest Surrender by Katie Reus is the third book in The Serafina: Sin City Series and follows true to the other books in the series. The romance is a little more prevalent than the suspense, as the story is focused on the characters. If you like lighter romantic suspense with some very hot love scenes, this book is for you!
Sweet Surrender is Vadim and Angel’s story. Vadim is one of Wyatt Christensen’s (Breaking Her Rules) security personnel and Angel works in the kitchen. They have been friends for awhile but it takes an “event” to push them into something more. I enjoyed the overall story, but not as much as I have some of Katie’s other stories. I think I prefer her longer, full length novels to the shorter ones. The character and plot development are a bit stronger in my opinion.
Katie always does a nice job with the intimate scenes. The characters are respectful and already in love (even if they don’t know it) when it comes to that, which I like. The love scenes are always passionate when Katie writes them and appropriate for the characters. I thought Sweetest Surrender had one too many love scenes, but it didn’t really take away from the overall story.
It’s always great to keep up with other characters from previous stories and Katie does a great job of weaving old and new characters into the story. I really like Roman, one of the security personnel that also helped Angel with some self defense training. I hope he has a story in the future. If you like your romance hot and the suspense light, I recommend you try Sweetest Surrender.
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About the Book:
A woman on the run…
Angel has been on her own for two years, moving from place to place to outrun her past. With no family and few friends to lean on, she’s managed to keep her secrets and stay safe. But when her past suddenly catches up to her, she has a choice to make. Run or stay and claim her life once more.
He’ll stop at nothing to protect her…
Vadim has never let anyone close to him—until Angel. From the first time he met her, everything changed. As a private consultant for Wyatt Christiansen, he’s good with computers and he’s got connections to unearth people’s deepest, darkest secrets. When Angel’s life is threatened Vadim steps in and uses all his resources to end the threat once and for all. As the danger closes in, he lies to her in an effort to protect her, not realizing that even once the threat is eliminated, he might lose her anyway.
Author note: Sweetest Surrender is the third book in The Serafina: Sin City series but can be read as a stand-alone.