This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes.
Undaunted by Knox’s complicated history with sexual addiction, McKenna pushes forward in her relationship with this deliciously flawed man. She experiences the highest highs as they discover each other, along with the lowest lows, and worries that his past may not be entirely behind him.
But when a complication from her own past demands attention, she's forced to decide where their relationship is headed, and everything she thought she knew is questioned.
When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.
5 Amazingly Hot Stars!
First, let me start this review by saying I absolutely love Kendall Ryan and her writing. I have read nearly every book she has written and always make the time to do so when a new release goes live. By far one of my favorite authors. This series is my all time favorite of all her books! <3
When I Surrender picks right back up where When I Break left off. McKenna believes that Knox has slept with another one of the members of their Sex Addicts Meeting, she is gutted and feels that she didn't really know him at all. Trying her best to push him from her thoughts and continue on with life isn't all that easy though. Knox is always on her mind, as well as his little brothers. She has a deep care for them, and feels a pull to Knox that she isn't able to explain. Of course she is living with her own demons and even feels that could be why she is so drawn to Knox, like a moth to a flame. Will McKenna be burned in the end. The only way to find out, is by taking a chance.
Knox finds himself in a predicament he never expected. He wants his Sex Addict counselor more than a drink, or another woman for that matter, but doesn't understand what is happening. He fights so hard to keep his emotions out of it, but yet doesn't know if he has control anymore especially when it comes to McKenna who has another man in her life that would be a much better fit.
When I Surrender is absolutely Amazing, hot and steamy, and will make you go crazy when you read the last page. Yes, Crazy! There is indeed a cliffhanger in this wonderful story full of angst and sexual tension. When I read that final page I thought I could scream. I wanted to know what in the world was happening, and why. I needed answers as much as McKenna did. I will admit though, I love a cliffhanger as much as I hate them. It leaves you wanting and needing more, as if you have a hangover. To me that is a great book! I definitely WANT more Knox and McKenna. Kendall does a phenomenal job with her characters. We grow close to them, want to know more about them, feel what they are feeling, and in the end grow to love them deeply. If you have yet to start this series, then read no more. Go buy When I Break and start the journey with these characters. I promise you won't be disappointed and you will want much, much more by the ending!
“Stop avoiding this conversation.”
“What conversation are we having, McKenna?” He sucked the skin at the base of my neck, pressing sweet kisses against my collarbone.
“Sex,” I murmured.
“You’re not ready yet,” he said. I pulled back and gave him a quizzical look. Was he serious right now? “I’ll know when you’re ready,” he continued. “You need to trust me.” His hands cupped my cheeks and he pressed a kiss to my forehead. I didn’t want to be treated like a china doll. I’d waited long enough for this moment in my life and I was sure.
“And you need to trust me.” I might be damaged, but I was stronger than he was giving me credit for. I could handle this. Couldn’t I?
He watched me with hooded eyes, taking stock of everything he saw – every emotion and stray thought racing through my brain. My entire body was alive and humming. It was as though he could see straight into me and read all my inner thoughts. It was the oddest sensation.
“Tell me what you want to know,” he said, brushing the hair back from my face.
My stomach was coiled tight and nervous energy shot thru my veins. Something was about to happen. I’d pushed him and now I needed to be sure I really was ready. “You seem so sure. And I don’t know what I’m doing. I just need to know that’s okay with you.”
“That’s a turn on, trust me. I can be a little dominating in the bedroom.”
Finally, we were discussing the elephant in the room. “A dominant? Like…you want a submissive?” My entire body was tingling. I had to know what I was signing up for.
“Mmm, not exactly.” His large palm curled around the back of my neck, his thumb stroking the skin there. “I just like taking charge. Nothing extreme, I promise.”
My belly tightened. “I’m not into pain, Knox.”
“That’s not my thing at all, angel. You’d never have to worry about me hurting you.” His voice was sincere, and his warm honey eyes were loving and kind, but that didn’t stop the uncertainty raging inside me.
“What do you want, then?”
“Control. To show you pleasure.”
His words sent a jab of lust straight between my thighs and I let out a whimper. Something about this man, his desire to bring me pleasure, lit me up from the inside out. If he had a trace of dominance, perhaps I had a trace of submissiveness.
“You like that, don’t you, angel?” he asked. I nodded slowly, biting my lip as I gazed up at him. “Soon,” he promised. “My self-control is almost non-existent where you’re concerned.”
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels, HARD TO LOVE, THE IMPACT OF YOU, RESISTING HER and WORKING IT.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss! She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son.
She enjoys being naughty, reading, and anything girly.
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