Series: The Serafina: Sin City Series, Book 3
Author: Katie Reus
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 4 hours and 23 minutes
Published: June 14, 2016 (KR Press LLC)
ISBN: ASIN: B01H0HKE5G
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
A woman on the run…
Angel has been on her own for two years, moving from place to place to outrun her past. With no family and few friends to lean on, she’s managed to keep her secrets and stay safe. But when her past suddenly catches up to her, she has a choice to make. Run or stay and claim her life once more.
He’ll stop at nothing to protect her…
Vadim has never let anyone close to him—until Angel. From the first time he met her, everything changed. As a private consultant for Wyatt Christiansen, he’s good with computers and he’s got connections to unearth people’s deepest, darkest secrets. When Angel’s life is threatened Vadim steps in and uses all his resources to end the threat once and for all. As the danger closes in, he lies to her in an effort to protect her, not realizing that even once the threat is eliminated, he might lose her anyway.
She made him want to lose control, something he never did.
Sweetest Surrender by Katie Reus is a captivating and titillating friends-to-lovers romance paired with chilling suspense set in Sin City. Viva Las Vegas! It’s the third book in Katie’s Serafina: Sin City series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone read if that is your preference. This is Vadim’s and Angel’s story and it is told from the dual view points of the two main characters.
Vadim is the Serafina Hotel & Casino’s computer guru. He’s alpha, ex-military, and hot. Angel is working as a waitress at the resort’s Cloud 9 restaurant while running from her past. She’s using a fake ID trying to survive out-of-sight of her ex who murdered her brother. Angel and Vadim are strongly attracted to each other, but Angel knows that nothing can come of it as she’s not who she claims to be and cannot stay in one place too long. When her crazed stalker finds her, will she trust Vadim enough to accept his protection?
Fans of the series will be glad to know that previous favorite characters in the series make appearances. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention a certain lovable canine star herein.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Sweetest Surrender:
The woman brought out his protective instincts to the point he couldn’t think straight sometimes. He’d never felt like that about anyone and it was jarring. Sometimes he wondered if he got a taste of her if it would slake the need he always seemed to have for her.
From the moment they’d met, their friendship had been leading to more…
"Do you know how often I've fantasized about the color of your nipples?" he growled against her neck before feathering soft kisses up to her jaw.
I listened to Sweetest Surrender and found myself extending my workouts as I didn't want to hit stop with this book! Jeffrey Kafer does his normal excellent job voicing it. His voice is clear and easy to understand. His pacing is perfect. His voices sound realistic and he consistently differentiates between the characters to where I have no trouble discerning who is speaking at any one time. The end product is polished. If you enjoy audio books, I would not hesitate to pick up the audio edition of Sweetest Surrender.
I honestly can't get enough of Katie's sexy thrillers! Sweetest Surrender is the perfect blend of suspense, intrigue and hot romance with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The villain is nasty and his devious games gave me goosebumps. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys steamy romantic suspense!
Suggested Reading Order:
First Surrender #1
Sensual Surrender #2
Sweetest Surrender #3
Dangerous Surrender, #4