Monday, July 8, 2013

Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan ~ Book Review (Let me just say WOW!!)


Title: Slow Surrender (Struck by Lightning, Book One)
Author: Cecilia Tan
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Publish Date: March 15, 2013 (ebook) August 5, 2013 (paperback)



He pushes her sexual boundaries . . . 
From the moment waitress Karina meets him in a New York bar, she knows James is different. Daring. Dominating. Though he hides his true identity from her, the mysterious, wealthy businessman anticipates her every desire and fulfills her secret fantasies. Awakened by his touch, Karina discovers a wild side she hadn't known existed and nothing is off limits.

She aches for more . . .

What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James's sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she'll break all the rules to get it.

My thoughts

Oh, wow!! Now, first off I have never read any of the erotic books or Fifty Shades or anything like that but let me just say that I loved, loved, loved this book. The storyline was very interesting and I found myself not ever wanting to put this book down.

Every time I thought that Karina was getting in over her head with James, she seemed to amaze me and fit right in. Karina is this part-time bartender and James, this very mysterious, seductive, wealthy individual that has Karina wrapped around his little finger of sorts. He treats her with respect and asks virtually nothing in return from her except for her honesty.....about everything and to everyone.

There was one part of the book that I have to admit that I didn't care for at all and was disappointed with and that was the last two pages of the book. I was left hanging until the next book comes out in January 2014. I just have to say that I have already went over to Amazon and preordered it so that I don't miss it when it comes out because I promise you, I will be reading the second book in this series!!

If you'd like you can read the first chapter HERE!


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Images and excerpt are from NetGalley and Amazon and Cecilia Tan's blog.
I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book for my Kindle from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone. 



  1. If you pre ordered then definitively a must read
    Wondering how it compares to the shades

  2. I love a good book that you can't put down!

  3. I don't usually read erotic books either but I would if it sounds good. I actually got Fifty Shades as a gift but havent read those either. Great book review!

  4. I loved 50 shades, and this book sounds delicious! :)

  5. Wow, you made this book sound like one I will have to go check out. I love books like this, thank you

  6. Sounds like a great book! Will check it out! :D


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