Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Heart’s Surrender
AUTHOR: Emma Weimann
PUBLISHER: Ylva Publishing
LENGTH: 332 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2014
Neither Samantha Freedman nor Gillian Jennings are looking for a relationship when they begin a no-strings-attached affair. But soon simple attraction turns into something more.
What happens when the worlds of a handywoman and a pampered housewife collide? Can nights of hot, erotic fun lead to love, or will these two very different women go their separate ways?
As a person who reads on average four books a week, I have little time for lengthy blurbs or covers that don’t clue me in on the content. On that note, the sexy cover and short blurb for Heart’s Surrender drew me in. Thankfully the story met my high expectations, and then some.
Samantha and Gillian are complex and likeable leading ladies. The story starts with a hiss and roar, a panty melting one at that, and the pace didn’t let up. Now, now, I’m not just talking about the sex, these two ladies don’t come without baggage.
The scene at the café was gut-wrenching, and for a time, I wondered how these ladies could possibly move beyond it.
Gillian is a widow, and comes from wealth. The animosity she feels for her deceased husband and mother-in-law is palpable, and understandable. On saying that, I liked that she didn’t project that onto her children. I liked it even more when Gillian finally spoke her mind and made a stand against the old battle-axe.
Sam is a home handywoman with a painful past. Her relationship with her mother is strained to say the least. Sam’s sister, Victoria, is somewhat in the middle of the mother/daughter relationship. Offering support to Samantha without preaching.
At times subplots bore me to tears, but that didn’t happen in this story. The trip to the zoo was a wonderful outing. I learned a thing or two, especially about Meerkats.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story… despite the distracting… ellipses. The plot is well developed, as are the characters. It made me feel and care which is the sign of great story telling, in my humble opinion.
Upon finishing this story, I immediately went searching for more work by this author. As of now it appears this is her only novel. I do hope she plans on writing more.