I love Riley Murphy's Surrender series and Required Surrender is no exception. I've waited for Jo and Ted's story since their intro in the last book. It was clear that Jo was going to be a quite a challenge. The story builds piece by piece until you have the full picture. The scenes are incredibly sensual and erotic but that's not their strong point. It's the rapport between Jo and Ted that truly moved me. The running dialogue is so well written that I was more caught up in the emotion than the sex. That doesn't happen often. There are some very tense moments and some very serious subjects broached in this book. Jo and Ted are both damaged by their pasts and that damage colors their world. I found myself very caught up in the story and very invested in the relationship between Jo and Ted. The writing is wonderful and the author paints a very detailed scene with her just her words. Fascinating characters, steamy sex, creative kink and strong emotion combine to make for another winner from Ms. Murphy. Can't wait for the next one.
Jo thinks she knows what she needs to do to get past her problems with men. She also know who she wants to help her. Ted's a Dom who knows trouble when he meets her. When Jo puts herself at risk, Ted swoops in takes control. Jo's determined to see things through but she isn't really prepared for the consequences or choices she'll have to make.
Josephine needs a Dom to Top her if she’s going to conquer her issues with men. But when Ted, the frenemy she’s chosen, refuses, Jo needs to take drastic measures. She goes to his resort to find another candidate. Unfortunately, that plan’s a bust.
Headstrong Jo is a Dom’s worst nightmare. So when Ted discovers that a newbie has signed the “Full Monty” release form—an occurrence that has the resident sadists circling—he knows it’s Jo.
What’s a Dom to do? After he thanks her for giving him carte blanche, he hauls her ass up to the rodeo room for a ride. A ride that rapidly becomes a trip of epic proportions with kinky detours galore until they hit a fork in the road. One avenue leads to Jo’s prized independence and the other leads home to Ted. Now, Jo must decide between the two.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave