Review: Submit by Melody Anne

Submit by Melody Anne
Series: Surrender (# 2)
Release Date: May 31, 2013
Publisher: Gossamer Publishing Company
Pages: 335
Source: book provided by the author for review



Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself?

This is the exciting sequel to the NYT’s and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo’s indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom. Rafe holds the keys to her mother’s happiness, and Ari must choose love for her mother or respect for herself and for the morals her mother instilled in her. You’ll find out that decision in this book and discover the unexpected repercussions of what Ari does choose.

In Surrender, we were also introduced to the dynamic story of Shane Grayson and Lia Palazzo. See where their story leads as the Surrender Series continues.

Watch as two strong, confident women make choices that will affect their lives forever.

Who will submit? Will it be the women or the men?


Review: If you’ve read the first book in this series, you won’t be disappointed with the second book. It’s just as hot and the banter and heat between Rafe and Ari is just as combustible as it was in the first book. This book explores more of the BDSM realm and Ari is in for quite a ride.

I love that there are two stories interwoven in this book. I don’t see that very often. I like the fact that Melody Anne, guides the reader along and lets me know when I’m going to read about which group of characters. It makes it less confusing for me and I don’t have to stop and look back to see where I’ve been and where I’m going next. I hate it when I get lost and confused in the book. Melody Anne does a beautiful job leading the reader along and entertaining me.

Oh Rafe, Rafe, Rafe, why do you do this to me? You are a man I love to hate, or hate to love, depending on my mood and whatever boneheaded thing you’ve done. He is a man who is capable of great love and intimacy, he’s just afraid to allow himself to do that again. He frustrates Ari and me for that matter. He never concedes with other women, but with Ari, he breaks his rules and allows her to have some semblance of control when she’s frightened or unsure. He has deep passionate feelings for the important people and things in his life and I want him to stop with his crap. Ok, rant over. For now.

Ari is just as strong and in control of her life and decisions as she was in the first book. She’s very mature for her age and is a fabulous foil for Rafe and his stern uncompromising seriousness. She’s still naïve and innocent about life, love, sex, how people are, but in spite of that, she makes her way in the world before she met Rafe. She also makes her way and lives her life on her terms, despite Rafe. She’s a young woman with grit and determination.

I didn’t like the way Lia acted toward Shane. I thought she acted really spoiled and mean to Shane. She’s not as mature as Ari and I don’t think she thought out her actions, the repercussions, and how everyone else was going to react and instead of thinking about things and talking to Shane……I didn’t like her reaction. You have to read what happens and decide for yourself how to feel about her.

This book was just so good, it really was. It was a quick read, easy to follow, and now I have to find out what happens next.