Title: First Surrender
Series: The Serafina: Sin City #1
Author: Katie Reus
Format: Kindle Edition, 70 pages
Published: September 16th 2013 by KR Press, LLC
ISBN: ASIN B00F8Z2C9O
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants…
Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had—and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin.
And he’s about to make his claim…
Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful, dark haired casino chef a secret. He’s not good enough for her. But when an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.
A fun and sexy start to Katie’s Serafina: Sin City series!
First Surrender by Katie Reus is the first smoldering novella in her Serafina: Sin City series set in Las Vegas. It’s a friends-to-lovers tale featuring ex-Navy-SEAL Hayden, who is now the sexy-as-sin, tattooed head of security at the hotel, and Sierra, head chef at one of the Serafina’s popular restaurants. They are besties who harbor secret lustful feelings for each other – but neither will make a move as it may ruin what they have. But, when Sierra is attacked by a stalker, alpha-to-the-core Hayden seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – to stake his claim and to keep her safe.
Following please find a few of my favorite lines from First Surrender:
“When he’d seen her standing at the stove. . . . that familiar wave of possessiveness and love had welled up in him. He felt it every time he saw her. It was jarring, foreign and…perfect.
“The only thing I want to hear out of your mouth is 'faster', 'slower' or 'f*** me harder, Hayden'.”
“I fell like all I've done is keep you naked the last week."
"And that's a bad thing?”
I can’t get enough of Katie’s books and First Surrender is no exception. The story may be short, but the characters are well-developed. Their relationship is low angst and thoroughly entertaining. It is seventy pages of sure-fire, delicious combustion - the perfect book to pick up for a quickie before bed. Next up is Hayden's brother’s story in Sensual Surrender!
Suggested Reading Order:
1. First Surrender
2. Sensual Surrender
3. Sweetest Surrender
4. Dangerous Surrender