Review: Complete Surrender by Ju Ephraime
Raymond LaCasse had just completed his studies in Paris and was on his way home, to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, little did he know sharing a taxi with a beautiful stranger would change his life in ways he could have never imagined. His couldn't get the beautiful woman out of his mind, long after she had collected her belongs and left the taxi they'd shared on the way to the airport. Who was this gorgeous woman? He wish the drive had been longer, so he could have spent a longer time in her company. He'd get his wish, but not in the way he'd imagined. Gabrielle Descotte, a model by profession, had agreed to assist her brother in carrying out an illegal feat. She loved her brother dearly and would do anything for him, but when she met his intended target, Raymond LaCasse, she swiftly had a change of heart. She now had to choose, her brother or the man who occupies her every waking moment, to the exclusion of all else. Divided by loyalties and bound by a desire that drives them into each others arms, Raymond and Gabrielle find themselves in a convoluted web of deceit and danger that almost destroy their new-found love and tear them apart...
I received this book to give an honest review. I love stories like these especially when they involve family. It just adds a special touch to the story. I really do love Foxx and Wolfe they just seem like they could have their own stories. :) Now the reason I am giving this book a 4 instead of a solid 5 like I was hoping to is because I believe the two main characters fell in love way to fast. And the fact that it seemed Raymond really got too many erections way too many times. I understood he was really into Gabrielle sexual but it seemed more about sex with him. I would have liked to have seen more of a relationship build between the two characters rather than I meet you, let's have sex, I love you, more sex, let's get married. What about showing her around the island? Maybe doing something at the beach?
I do enjoy this author's writing style and I like how she adds her own touch into the story line. I do plan on reading more in this series because I am liking the family that is in twined with this story of Raymond. I did enjoy the bit of mystery that surrounded Gabrielle and her brother I thought that was a good touch. Overall good read.
Ju Ephraime is the debut author of State of Ecstasy. Her latest novel, Temptation to Sin, was published by ENVISION Business & Computer School, in July 2011. Her next novel, The Man in The Black Top Hat, will be published by ENVISION in November 2011. Her books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, ENVISON, Books-A-Million, Borders, Amazon UK (England), Flipkart (India), Amazon CA (Canada), Booku (Australia), Amazon JP (Japan) and many other retailers.
Ju's books have received great reviews from many different sources, included Midwest Book Review and Readers favorite. Ju is a member of the RWA, Woman’s National Book Association, The Red Room, Filedby, and NAME. She earned her graduate degree from Northeaster University. She has a varied background, but for the past 12 years, has settled in the area of higher education. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Goodreads. Ju lives with her family in Connecticut.