Sara's Review: Complete Surrender (LaCasse #3) by Ju Ephraime
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing
Released: January 26, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 276 pages
Format: ebook , paperback
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 other’s 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….
2 Boundless Stars (1.5)
I was provided a copy of Complete Surrender in exchange for an honest review.
To start with, this book is written in 3rd person; very rarely can I get into a book written from this point of view, much less enjoy it. This is also the case with Complete Surrender; there is a total disconnect between me and the characters in the 3rd person writing style. Secondly, the book is extremely overly descriptive, and repetitive at times. I was also gifted with the actual copy currently available on amazon; unfortunately, I was surprised by the number of errors I found.
I was told Complete Surrender can be read as a standalone, even though it’s the third in the LaCasse series. I do not agree; there’s a huge amount of interaction with the two brothers, whom were the main characters from books 1 & 2, and even though I was given the backstory, I felt lost. The brothers, and the family, are in more than half the book! This is why I typically won’t start in the middle of a series.
The steamy love scenes were the only promising thing for me in the story. With the rest of the book; I was ready for it to be over, and couldn’t get into it.
Unfortunately, I have to give Complete Surrender 1.5 stars, I really didn’t like it, but maybe if it wasn’t written in 3rd person, it could have been better.