Friday, November 15, 2013

Review Tour & Giveaway: Summer of Surrender by Zara Stonely

Summer of Surrender
By: Zara Stoneley

Sex is the only thing they have in common. Total surrender the name of the game.
James had it all. Good education. City job and a wife he would have been willing to die for. Their motto had been work hard, play hard, but she’d pushed the boundaries too far and he’d walked. Became the man he felt he needed to be. Detached. In control.

Free spirit Kezia lives each day at a time; sharing, loving and giving are unconditional. And sex is part of the sharing.

When fate leaves James and Kezia trapped together for the summer, her openness is an invitation he just can’t resist. The attraction is instant, the sex all-consuming. And as their fantasies become reality, James begins to realise that willing surrender is a far different pleasure to forced submission… 

Laura's Review: 
From the blurb and cover, I was expecting more of an BDSM type-erotic romance. And while there certainly were a lot of steamy, hot sex scenes, this book was a departure from what I had been reading lately, and expecting here. The contrast between main characters makes you believe there is something to the whole "opposites-attract" theory. Both have baggage and issues, but watching them work through them as they discover each other is beautiful. I would have liked a bit more conflict (I love angst!) - and maybe that was the little bit of "something" I felt was missing here, but overall this was a sweet and sexy romance most readers will enjoy.

Summer of Surrender: 3.5/5 stars

Author Info
I’ve been writing stories for just about as long as I’ve been reading them – it’s rumoured that I’m related to Elizabeth Gaskell, so maybe it’s in the genes!
I live in a country cottage in the UK with a naughty mouse catching, curtain climbing cat, my wonderful guitar playing, video making, Minecraft mad teenage son and a wine drinking, sun loving, master chef in the making, sexy alpha hero.
I love my family, sexy high heels, sunshine, wine, good food, cats, horses, dogs, music, coffee, writing and reading - but not necessarily in that order! And I like my heroes just how I like my coffee – hot, strong and moreish.
You can find more about me, and all my contact details at Please stop by – I love to meet new people.

Author Links
Twitter - @zarastoneley

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  1. yes when i was like 13 but i was super in love with my cousins friend my cousin brought him up to stay at my grandpas for the week so we secretly held hands and things like that lol

  2. Yes I did, but then I married him 36 years was that a summer fling or a lifelong one :)

  3. Thanks for having me here today, and for the lovely review!
    Hi Carrie - thanks for stopping by, ahhh young love is wonderful! :-)
    Rita - that sounds an awesome summer fling! The type we'd all love to experience.

  4. When I was in 8th grade... *cough* years ago :) Can't even remember his name now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. No - my summer love turned into a great and lasting marriage! 28+ years! ;)

  6. No, I haven't.
    Thanks for the chance to win!