Rebecca Chase has never been interested in dating, and definitely not in relationships. She only had two goals in life, to get her college degree and to get the hell away from her house. When she meets Lucas everything that she thought she had wanted was now turned upside down.
Lucas Masterson has it all money, fame, and his dream job of being in the music industry. He knows that most people are just out for themselves and will use him as much as they can. When he meets Becca he realizes that he never really knew what he wanted. He thinks that she is the most amazing person he has ever met, but can he balance her and his crazy life?
Can two people who come from completely different worlds make it work or will the people trying to tear them apart succeed?
Get ready to get lost in this crazy romantic adventure and surrender yourself to Lucas and Becca.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A couple months ago I was given a sneak peak into this novel before it was finished and I was extremely excited to read the rest of it because I loved the direction it was going in. Now having completed it, I'm kind of torn on how I feel. The story line was great and has tons of potential but it just needs a little more refining.
In Surrender To Me we're introduced to Rebecca and Lucas as they first meet in the parking lot of a liquor store. Lucas is having a bit of car trouble causing him to run late for his show, so basically his fate is in the hands of a good samaritan, assuming one will stop and help him.
Enter Rebecca. When a stranger wearing a baseball hat approaches you in a liquor store parking lot your natural reaction should be to run far and fast, which is what Becca is leaning towards until said stranger removes his hat and shows just how much of a hottie he is! So she's a little more inclined to help him out and ends up accepting a date offer, completely unaware of his super star status.
Later that night Becca finds out exactly who Lucas is and immediately has second thoughts of pursuing anything more with him. After all they come from two different worlds with all the odds stacked against them, so how could it possibly work?! That is where the fun begins. They instantly hit it off and Becca becomes submersed in Lucas' world realizing that fighting her feelings for him is pretty much pointless.
While I felt like the relationship between Becca and Lucas was a bit rushed it was still believable because their chemistry was so intense. I've read Ashley's other books from the Guarded Hearts series so I'm familiar with her writing style, but I was still pleasantly surprised with the tone of this book and that it wasn't "over sexed". However, that quickly changed as the story line was sacrificed about halfway through and the sex scenes took over. I don't mind steaminess at all, the smuttier the better but I just feel like this story was really going somewhere and I was completely invested but then I just lost interest once it became all about the sex.
There are definitely plenty of twists & turns and lots of drama in this story to keep you entertained. It's a fast paced read that you'll be able to finish in one sitting, which I did. The ending could use a bit more work. It was very abrupt and felt kind of rushed. I kept swiping the screen looking for the next page, but that was it. It's definitely not a cliffhanger so you don't have to worry about that, it's more of a HEA but an extremely rushed one. My interest is piqued enough to continue with the series.
About the Author:
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
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