Monday, January 26, 2015

Surrender by Violetta Rand Blog Tour with 5 star review

Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire—and sometimes dreams come true.

Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better.

This story put a different spin on stippers for me. Robyn's working as a stripper to make a better life for herself. She's a student that needs every penny she can get to put herself through school. Her independence drew me to her immediately. She doesn't rely on anyone, including the bouncers at Devils' Den, to protect her. She's more than willing to put a man in his place if he dare to do anything against the rules. She refuses to rely on anyone but herself for support. I loved that. 

Then she meets Garrick. Garrick makes her feel vulnerable and she's afraid to let him in even after he saved her when she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Garrick, what can I say about Garrick. He's just wonderful. He's giving up his high paying job for head of security of the strip club so he can be home more for his little sister. He wants to protect Robyn but she fights him every step of the way. Between his jealousy and her need independence, these two seemed to always be arguing. But what's better than making up??

The supporting characters played an important role in the story too. Garrick's sister needed slapped. Robyn's best friend was key to the story too. Then add in a bouncer who also has the hots for Robyn and you have on heck of a story.

I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. 

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Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.
Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.