Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Surrender to Me (I Surrender #2) by Monica James


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Surrender to Me
I Surrender #1
By:  Monica James
Published:  Oct. 21, 2013
By:  theEdgebooks
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content


GR's Summary:

Ava Thompson left the love of her life, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. Even though the decision was the toughest of her life, it was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her.

Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her.

Harper.

But Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. Ava is stronger, and she will not allow her past, taint her future. 

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

And that’s because of one life changing event that has altered her life forever.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. But what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?








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My Thoughts:


Ladies, there's a talented new author that I want all you romance fans out there to read, and her name is Monica James.  Her debut novel, I Surrender was amazing!  If you have a thing for hot, sexy, sweet, and intense rockstars like myself, you will fall quickly and madly in love with Jasper White.  Sigh...  I've been looking forward to Surrender Me, especially after the cliffhanger ending in I Surrender, that had me needing to read the next installment immediately.  As much as I loved, I Surrender, I loved Surrender to Me even more!  

Surrender to Me starts in the present, where Ava is now engaged to Harper.  My first reaction to this news was, "What is she doing with that A** Hole?!!  All of a sudden I felt pretty upset, and thought to myself, "Ava, what did you do to screw things up with my dream guy?"  Well, we learn soon enough, when Ava flashes to the recent past and relives what lead up to her and Jasper breaking it off, as well as her current engagement to Harper.  I can't help sneer when I thing of Harper!  Ugh, he has got to be one of the worst fictional villains ever!)  Anyways, enough with my venting.  After I read what occurred, I realized that yet again, Jasper and Ava were victims of miscommunication, and idiotic decision making, which really frustrated me.  They both already had the odds stacked against them by being in a long distance relationship, and both being jealous, and insecure, when it came to their significant other, but add miscommunication, and lack of communication, and it's easy to see where everything went wrong! 

Nevertheless, I had hope that Ava and Jasper would find their way back to each other.  After all, the connection, love, attraction, and friendship they shared was special, and one of a kind.  Ava is Veronica's (V's) maid of honor, and Jasper is Lucus' best man.  However, the bride and groom didn't tell Ava and Jasper this bit of news because they knew that their two best friends were stubborn, and would refuse to be in the wedding, much less interact with their ex when things had ended so badly.  With the wedding around the corner, V and Lucas are up to no good, (especially V) and decide that they are tired of their best friends being stubborn and miserable without the person they love.  V can't stand Harper, knows that he isn't any good for her best friend and wants him out of the picture.  To top it off, Ava is not dressing or acting like herself, and instead is being the person Harper wants her to be.  V is determined to get her best friend back, and anyone would be lucky to have her for their bestie!  So V and Lucas find ways to mislead Ava and Jasper, and throw them together, alone, in as many situations as possible.  What ensues when these two are together is what makes this story amazing!!!

Surrender to Me is such an intense, passionate, angst-filled sequel!  This couple will drive you nuts, break your heart, have you screaming at them from your kindle, and leave you breathless for more!  Ms. James depicts emotion and reality very well.  This story read like a movie in my head.  I saw everything take place vividly.  I felt so much emotion, connected with and cared about these wonderful characters immensely.  Not only did I love Ava and Jasper, but I loved V and Lucas as well!  The plot in the story took me for a major loop!  I love surprises, and there were some big ones!  Surrender to Me left off in a bit of a cliffhanger, but for me it was a happy one!  That may not make sense, but if you read the story, you'll know what I mean!  Now, I need to get my hands on the last installment, Surrendered, which will be released early in 2014.


My Rating:


I give Surrender to Me 5 I'm Jumping up and down in excitement, This is a Fabulous Series, Read It Now Stars!!  If you are a big fan of Kim Karr's Connection Series, you should check out the I Surrender Trilogy.  Jasper reminds me a lot of River, and the sexy scenes in both of these series' are hot!  If you are looking for a great series, full of heat, passion, great characters, and a storyline that will keep you on your toes, add the I Surrender Trilogy to the top of your TBR!!!





My Favorite Quotes:


"I'm drunk on you.  You're my poison Ava, and I don't know how to stop consuming you."  (Kindle, Loc. 3244)

~Jasper


" 'I can't stay away from you Ava, I just can't.'  He runs his tongue over his lower lip and continues.  'You run away from me again, and I promise you, I will find you.  I will chase you down and I won't stop until you're mine.' "  (Kindle, Loc. 3871)

~Jasper


"Hiding my face into Jasper's taunt chest, I snuggle into him and am surrounded by everything that is Jasper White.  And I never want to leave this happy place.  I am so comfortable being wrapped up in his arms, and as I feel Jasper's chest rising in steady, deep breaths, I sigh happily.  I could stay like this forever, because I belong in these warm familiar arms of the man I will love with my last breath."  (Kindle, Loc. 4380)

~Ava


" 'When I got to know you, you made me feel alive.  You made me want to be a better person because you, you are my everything.  You're blushing, your little intakes of breath when you see me, your clumsiness when I am around you.  All the things you do because of me make me feel like I am ten feet tall.  And they show me you love me as much as I love you.' "  (Kindle, Loc. 5279)

~Jasper


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