Surrender To Me [Wicked Lovers #4] by Shayla Black

Publication Date: March 1st, 2011
Berkeley Trade
Format: Paperback, 353 pages
RATING: 2 out of 5 Stars
A secret fantasy
Hunter had everything until a bullet put his career as a Navy SEAL on hold. Restless and in need of distraction, he accepts an intriguing proposition: share an acquaintance’s girlfriend and fulfill her fantasy of a ménage. It should have been just one night of sexual adventure among three consenting adults. But Kata is like no other girl Hunter has ever met. By turns audacious and sexy, then vulnerable and aloof, she’s a heartbreaker he is determined to master. But he needs more than one night. And he wants to do it alone.
An uncontrollable obsession
Kata never expected to leave her comfortable relationship and explore something so dangerously forbidden with a stranger. Though she tries to resist, the guilty pleasure overwhelms her and she surrenders herself, inch by inch, to the hard-core man who wants her for himself. Consumed by blazing desire, they’re soon threatened by the shadows of the past. To keep Kata safe, Hunter makes her a bold proposition of his own. Saying yes will destroy her heart but saying no could cost Kata her life. 

Warning: Mature review for a mature book. 

I was not disappointed with this book.


What I am…is PISSED.

For the love of all that’s latex and shiny! The two main characters tested my limits. I’ve never exclaimed, “you’re an idiot!” as much as I have while in the throes of reading this book.

I’m not going to bother with a brief summary.

The Review: Hunter is an alpha-male and a half. He went past Fifty Shades of Neanderthal. Listen, man. If the woman says NO to BDSM, I really think you should back off. But nooooooo you insisted, you refused to listen, and plowed on like her wants didn’t matter. As if you really know that she’s meant for that type of relationship. Regardless of how this book ended, or how Kata felt afterwards, I am not convinced that Hunter read her right.

Oh and Kata? Your wishy-washy attitude overshadowed how “independent and strong” you claimed to be throughout the book. It’s just a dick, for heaven’s sake. Listen, girl. If having sex with that man makes you cry afterwards, I think you should run for the hills…or go back to your fuck friend, Ben. Even if the sex is mild, at least you don’t have to lose your self-respect and your right to orgasm when you want.

The Verdict: This book was exhausting, not at all “hot”, and extremely maddening. Honestly? I had sympathetic groin pains for Kata because Hunter refused to let her orgasm. I will never get the appeal of BDSM. It’s probably because I have very little tolerance for pain. And it’s why I had a hard time seeing this book through the end. This book was painful to read.

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