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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Beautiful Surrender (Forever #3) by Priscilla West




Print Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Amazon Unlimited (November 2, 2013)

From Goodreads.com: “What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The conclusion to the Surrender Series by Priscilla West.

No one is who they seem to be.

Kristen let Vincent into her heart because he seemed so different from everyone in her conservative world of wealth management. She thought they shared something special, but when she realizes that Vincent has been playing her the entire time, her heart is crushed.

As Kristen’s relationship with Vincent reaches a crisis point, a man from Kristen’s past returns looking for a second chance. Is her ex-boyfriend really looking for redemption or is his goal something more sinister?

Kristen struggles to hold herself together, until she discovers a revelation that will change everything.
 


WARNING: This book is recommended for MATURE AUDIENCES (18+) ONLY due to explicit sexual content. 
                              
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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was actually my favorite novel in the "series" (if you can call these three books a series, but I'll get to that in a minute). I loved the way that everything from the first two stories came together in this one. Everything was tied together in such a way that as a reader, I was left with a feeling of closure. Beautiful Surrender was also a fast read (I was able to finish it in a couple of hours), and with the author's writing style, it didn't have that rushed feeling that some other novels have.

One thing that really stands out to me as a minor annoyance for this story was when we were given two flashbacks right in the middle of the biggest scene of the story. It took away from the moment to give information that we either could have been given earlier in the story, or not at all. It didn't add anything to the overall plot, it actually took away from it.

However, my BIGGEST complaint with this series is that I don't really consider them to be a series at all. To begin with, they aren't that long  (this one was the longest at 13 chapters and an epilogue), then there is the fact that each book is a continuation of that last one (literally picking up right where the previous one left off), and for $2.99 a book, I feel that they should be longer and (at least the first two) should have ended on some sort of cliff-hanger. To be perfectly honest, had this been one full story instead of divided into three "continuations" of the same story - I would have given it 5 stars as I thoroughly enjoyed the buildup between the characters, and the things I wasn't overly fond of in book two would have been less of a complaint due to book three tying everything up nicely. 

I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. 



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Beautiful Surrender is available from Amazon.com

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