Monday, August 18, 2014

Rough Surrender by Cari Silverwood



Reviewed by Tabatha


 Rough Surrender was definitely an enjoyable read, but I also found it to be a breath of fresh air as well. When so many books coming out these days all seem to be so similar, the uniqueness of this book is really what made it special for me as a reader. I loved all of the historical details that the author took the time to weave into the story, and you could really tell that she put a lot of effort into it, too. Upon reading the blurb, I was fascinated by the fact that this book was taking place during a time period and location that I haven’t yet seen done before in historical erotic romance, so that was another great aspect for me. Now I will say that it was a bit heavy on the sex side, but I was glad to see that it was seamlessly tied into the emotional side of the story. Rough Surrender also had plenty of mystery going on to keep the reader engaged as well, so I was captivated from start to finish.

I’ve read several historical BDSM erotic romances, but Cari set herself apart in this one with her character Leonhardt. He was an engineer by trade, so he had his own unique spin with his equipment he used during play. He was very reluctant to engage in his affair with Faith, but I found it endearing the way he let her lead the way. Faith was such a strong heroine in mind and spirit, but her sexual submission seemed very real to me making the scenes between them intensely erotic and exceedingly well written. Together they were a great combination, and it was no wonder that these two strong-minded individuals found themselves in love.

Moreover, I would really enjoy reading an additional story or two about the secondary characters from this book. We got that slight hint of a ménage with Hasim in there, so I was kind of expecting that to come to fruition and I was saddened when it didn’t happen. I think that the author has a really great chance to continue with this as a series, so I’d love to see that happen. Overall, I think this was a really well written and steamy read that all you historical erotic romance readers out there will enjoy, so definitely give this one a try.

*I received a review copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

 If you'd like to check out more about this series or other books by Cari, please head over to her website.

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