Seven Nights to Surrender
Art of passion, Book #1
By Jeanette Grey
Author’s website: http://www.jeanettegrey.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una
By day, he’ll show her a side of Paris not found in any guidebook. By night, he’ll introduce her to a passion beyond her wildest dreams. In this sensuous story of indulgence and desire, Jeanette Grey delivers one of the most romantic reads of the year and proves why she is fast becoming a must-read star.
SEVEN NIGHTS TO SURRENDER
Kate arrives in Paris hoping to find inspiration. Instead she finds Rylan. In a swirl of stolen kisses and hot, tangled sheets, Kate is quickly swept away by the sexy stranger, longing to surrender to his expert touch. With Rylan, nothing is forbidden-except the truth.
An American ex-pat worth millions, Rylan never flaunts his fortune. Rather, he guards his identity from everyone, especially women. No strings, no commitments, no complications. But the second his lips taste Kate’s soft, sweet skin, everything changes. For the first time, Rylan has found someone to share his every want and need. Yet he knows that secrets stand between them. To keep her, he’ll need to confess the truth before it’s too late . . . even if doing so could mean losing Kate forever.
This is a sweet story about two people with pasts that have caused them both to run away to find themselves. When they find each other sparks begin to fly. Kate is inexperienced in the physical side of love and Rylan seems to be an expert. Rylan finds that Kate is the one person who he can bring out his true self and who is not swayed by his “charm and fortune”.
I found the character of Rylan really fascinating. Hurt and angry at his father’s actions he takes himself away from the family and friends and the family business and immerses himself in a world where not only does he not have to reveal himself but he does not have to form any emotional bonds. Kate changes his thinking and he realizes that he is a better person than the shallow person he has been presenting. The secrets he keeps from Kate come back to haunt him and put him in the position of losing the only person he truly wants to impress. I loved the way the author builds this awareness in Rylan and yet keeps the reader still immersed in the obvious love story.
Kate is unsure of herself or what she wants to do in the future as her art career was always downplayed as unworthy by her father and her art teachers have told her to find her ‘soul’ in her painting. When Rylan comes on scene Kate finds “love and her soul” all at once and her art begins to show it. The one thing that would fracture this scenario is a lie or secret held from her. Perhaps the romance between them was just a summer fling. Going back to the States with her art career assured but her love life in shambles Kate must find herself again.
Jeanette Grey has again given us a story that is easy to read and has good flow. The characters are complex and the reader can really engross themselves in the story. The story also makes the reader reach for the ending as it is not final. It reminded me another book I read which led the reader anticipating the second book to complete the story. The reader doesn’t have to read the next book to get closure as you can imagine the results, but the writing is good enough to want you find out if your results that you imagined are correct. Jeanette Grey in Seven Nights to Surrender has certainly got me anticipating the spring 2016 follow up story.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*