Surrender (Volume 1) (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Melody Anne, Saskia Maarleveld, Gossamer Publishing: Audible Audiobooks eBook – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

Raffaello Rafe Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets Arianna Ari Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family He s looking for a no emotions attached mistress She s looking for redemption They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family He s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again From that point on he treats relationships as nothing than business transactions where both party s come out mutually benefited Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that s too good to be true It turns out she s right She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she s sent on her way, only to find out her mother s near terminal position has taken a turn for the worse Her mom s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother s the one who paid the price Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell


13 thoughts on “Surrender (Volume 1) (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Melody Anne, Saskia Maarleveld, Gossamer Publishing: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Tops Tops says:

    This book is awful I bought it for 0.99 and, frankly, even that was too much I m all for a good seduction, a hate to love romance, a rich man falling in love with the poor woman, a dom sub sexual theme, but to be honest all of this was non existent It actually came across as near enough rape The main character repeated said no and yet Rafe continued his advances The final straw was when he walked in on her asleep in the bath and decided that he would teach, not only her how good it would be between them, but also how to follow his orders Might I add that she had been drugged and nearly violated two nights before Now imagine you re her, you awake to find a man hovering over you, a man you re trying to get to leave you alone, who s taken you from your home fair enough to look after you after recently being given a date rape drug and nearly raped Would you then sit on his lap and kiss the ever loving hell out of him after he plucked you from a bath without your permission Yeah, didn t think so.Clearly I haven t finished this book, but from what other have said, it s unfinished The writing is mediocre at best and topics, such as date rape drugs, are not properly researched The author rambles and repeats herself over and over Of the little I actually bothered to read, the majority of that was merely skimmed over If you can read three full sentences on each page and still managed to figure out the story, you know what s bad writing.I wouldn t recommend this to any reader Don t waste your time and money There s much better writing out there.


  2. Abi Abi says:

    Honest review The book is a slow I ve read her other books which I like but this book didn t feel modern and had a strange style of writing It felt like it was written 50 years ago with the words she used to describe things especially with the intimate scenes.I wasn t fond of the male lead at all he was too controlling and intimidating to the point of disgustsometimes No just means No The female lead was just too confusing and slightly immature for her age.Both characters are hard to relate to or like.I won t be buying part two or three as it just wasn t exciting.Knocked an extra star off my rating because the book finished at 85% which is absolutely ridiculous, authors need to show their readers respect


  3. Donna Young 🐶🐕🐱🐈 Donna Young 🐶🐕🐱🐈 says:

    This is book one in the Surrender SeriesMeet Raffaello Rafe Palazzo Rafe takes what he wants with no regrets Then Rafe meets the lovely Arianna Ari Lynn Harlow Ari has led a charmed life until tragedy struck her family hard Rafe is looking for a no emotions attached, no strings attached mistress Ari s looking for redemption Possibly something .Rafe and Ari are not a pair that should even work They have undeniable attraction and the devastating tragedies bring them together, in the city by the bay Rafe fights to keep their relationship nothing other an enjoyable way to meet his needs Ari battles to not lose herself in Rafe Rafe is trying to not spend time with Ari Ari is starting to cracking the hard exterior that Rafe has built successfully around his heart Rafe tries to deny the effect Ari has on him Until it s too late to stop the inevitable The conclusion is that their relationship is headed for .Rafe once believed in happily ever after Rafe is from a large Italian family Rafe s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he touches turns to gold That all ended when his wife walked out and left him blindsided Rafe s devastation quickly turns to steel When Rafe has since decided that no woman will fool him again From that point on he treats any relationship as nothing than any other business transactions this is where both parties come out mutually benefited.Just when Ari could sink to the lowest that she s ever been Ari finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that s probably too good to be true It turns out Ari s right Ari makes it through the intense rounds of interviews just to find out the job is for a mistress to the masterful and powerful Rafe Palazzo, the handsome owner of Palazzo Enterprises Rafe only gives Ari a day to make up her mind to see if Ari wants the position or not After that Ari s sent on her way Only to find out her mother s near terminal position s taken a turn for the worse Ari mom s only in the hospital because Ari messed up big time Ari s mother s the one who paid the consequences Can Rafe be Ari s savior Or will Rafe take Ari with him straight to the deathly depths of hell Melody Anne is an amazing author I really need than 5 s.


  4. Bongiovisgirl Bongiovisgirl says:

    This book is clearly jumping on the FSOG bandwagon which is a shame as the author seems to be relatively strong, even though there is a lot of repetition throughout and it feels as though she could have written a good story without having to write such an unlikeable character as Rafe However, when the author allows you glimpses of Rafe with his guard down, he s utterly likeable and vulnerable Shame she doesn t show that side of him to Ari, as it would make the way she reacts to him realistic.Parts of the book feel unrealistic How hooked Rafe gets on Ari and ok, he might be a billionaire, but the control he has over everyone and thing in town is a bit over the top.I didn t like the idea of having to buy another 2 books to continue the story so will leave it at this one I wouldn t be recommending it to friends family as I wasn t quite comfortable with the very graphic sex scenes.


  5. HanibalXL HanibalXL says:

    I must admit that I quite liked to read this book, apart from the sometimes ridiculous behavior mainly of the heroine, not being able to control her hormones whenever the hero touches her Melody has an easy way of writing, can describe the characters so that you can understand them, live with them, fear with them But what really made me angry was the end of the book.I was aware that this is book 1 of a series, but I still expected it to be a closed story with a HEA, the following books of the series dealing with other members of the family and their stories That s at least how you can find it very often in this genre and even also in Melody s other series But then I had to find out, that the end of this book by far is not the end of the story of Ari and Rafe, it rather stops at a very mean cliffhanger I went to to read the blurbs of the following books and what I found disappointed me even It seams that Ari and Rafe s story only ends in book 4, obviously going up and down all the way through the 3 books 2 4, while within those same books the stories of Lia and Rachel, the hero s sisters, are included and mixed as well That s definitely not how I want and expect these stories to be.Therefore, even so the story may basically be ok, I don t like it to be stretched and mingled over 4 books with cliffhangers at each end, and I decided to stop it here and not follow on with the following books of the series I sway between 2 and 3 points, but being so angry that I have to quit this storyline without HEA that it can only be 2.


  6. Chétral Chétral says:

    This is a four book series, and if you decide to begin you will just have to read them all to wrap this story The first three are already available, the last one coming in November 2013 I started the book a little bit sceptic, the plot being about a totally nice and sweet, but bankrupted girl making a last chance interview for a job that turns out being the mistress of a very cynic and calculating but very hot billionaire.Against all odds, even with a few typing or grammatical errors, I really got into the story to the point of having bought the 2nd and 3rd books, and reading all three over a week end There is a great disparity within the 3 books First one is sexy and almost predictable, second is almost an erotic novel, and then the third one dedicates mainly to moral issuesas if the author felt bad about the extreme sex scenes and lack of ethics in the second book Main characters are true to their role, secondary characters are lots of fun, and as the books progress, will be in their turn living exciting and tormented romantic or sexy situations, and at the end of the third book, there are actually three couples we will be followingEven though these are not of impeccable quality in terms of literature, I really had a nice time reading the first three books and have pre ordered the fourth, coming out in about 6 weeks.I got the first one free it s definitely not worth 10.00 as they say in the add , then books 2 and 3 about 2.99, then 2.99 for the last one.Overall 9.00, acceptable for a four books series with a lot of spicy moments Maybe reserve the first book while free and wait for the comments on the fourth book before you spend money on the rest of the books I will post a comment on fourth book at soon as it comes out.


  7. Linda Burrows Linda Burrows says:

    I got this book for 0 and read hoping that there would be an ending Unfortunately not, you are encouraged to buy the remaining three books in the series to gain the complete story I did not love the characters or the story enough to buy the set.I am always disappointed when a book does not reach a natural conclusion and this author seems to have quite the history of this Consequently I will probably not bother to read any of her books.


  8. Cindy Beverly Cindy Beverly says:

    This book has been described in the same breath as 50 shades of Gray and I practically choke because it is just ridiculous to compare these too books 50 Shades of Gray was brilliantly written, well crafted story and this one is just a cheap knock off Another thing, it kind of fell flat on the romance sex department area too, I ve seen better steamy scenes come from my kettle than this book.I can t be too upset this book was a free download, I was just hoping for Epic Fail


  9. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    Another story with one dimensional characters What s with the author and her desire to give bullies predators HEA Rafe is one of the worst characters in fictionpure villain Oh and these stories are not erotica at all The author is glorifying abuse It also seems the author forgot to do necessary research on BDSM jumped into the genre to grab money.


  10. D.L.R D.L.R says:

    This book has a pretty good story line only a few problems for me First we trailed over how good of a girl she was Over and over again, we can get the point the first time, your waisting space by going over it again and again, sounds like a broken record.Second huge problem is you left a cliff hanger.I m not happy about this, makes me think poorly of the whole book.


  11. macoffkilter macoffkilter says:

    Having chosen this author for the light reading which I enjoy every now and then, I was having fun reading this book only to find it rudely broken into another book with no clear ending in this one That was a bit disappointing I am not sure whether I will get the next book or not I will still try some other novels from this author and hope that this tendency does not repeat.


  12. MA Semple MA Semple says:

    This story is sold as romance but is about a megalomaniac who won t take no for an answer.And then it ends without an conclusion or end the story.Two excellent reasons for which I do Not recommend it.


  13. Nicca Nicca says:

    I love Ari Rafe s story Ari is such a strong, feisty woman no wonder Rafe is so attracted to her pursues her even against his better judgement Really enjoyed their dynamic banter Can t wait to see if Rafe wins their game.