In Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus, Ellie and Jay both work at the Serafina Hotel and Casino, they are a great couple and they seem to fit together really well.
Ellie has a past she's kept hidden though, and now it's coming back, on a collision course with her present and her future. Despite the powerful men surrounding her, Ellie panics and runs scared, leaving Jay confused and scared for her. She feels unworthy, and she thinks she's protecting them by leaving. But Jay is not letting her go so easily. Although he is crushed and hurt by her abrupt, unexplained absence from his life, he is determined to find out what is happening. Together with his friends, his boss, and fellow employees, they are steadfast in their love of Ellie and their desire to help and protect her.
Soon Ellie will have no choice but to risk giving them a chance, hoping to minimize the danger to herself and others. As they rush to stop a career criminal and save Ellie, she will learn what friends really are, and what makes a family. When all is said and done though, with Ellie and Jay's relationship survive? Can Ellie finally put the past behind her where it belongs, instead of feeling caught between the past and the present?
Sensual Surrender is a fast paced novel that will keep you engrossed in Ellie's story. Katie does a good job of keeping the action high, the emotions strong, and the heat hot! Katie's smooth writing and intriguing characters keep Sensual Surrender moving and you will not want to put it down. There are a lot of great characters in Sensual Surrender. Just from Katie's descriptions alone I can completely envision Jay in my mind's eye ;) Ellie has had her issues and troubles in the past, and it's easy to feel for her at the same time you want to tell her to grow up! Her character really does evolve nicely in Sensual Surrender, and by the end she'd done a lot of growing. Sensual Surrender has a lot of secondary characters that add a lot of depth to the story without being over powering. I am looking forward to meeting all of them again, and hope for a few more detailed stories about some of them! Katie manages to keep some of them mysterious enough that I am very intrigued!
As she keeps you immersed in Ellie and Jay's story, Katie gives us a few surprises and unexpected twists to Sensual Surrender that made for a great story! I highly recommend Sensual Surrender to any romance reader looking for suspense, passion, and great characters!
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