Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: "I Surrender" by Monica James

(I Surrender Trilogy, Book 1)

Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment, for her to realize, her EX is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava. Her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, Jasper White will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. But, she is finding resisting Jasper, with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes, harder than she ever imagined. And that’s because Jasper knows what he wants, and he wants Ava.

But, can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? Because, what happens if love does not triumph all? What happens if love isn’t enough?

4.5 Stars

"I surrender myself to you."

Ava thought she had her happily ever after with her boyfriend Harper. She even moved to Singapore for him....and then, he dumped her. Emotionally broken, she returns home to L.A where she moves in with her best friend Veronica "V". 

In a journey to find herself and heal her heart, what Ava least expected was to meet Jasper White. *sigh* Oh Jasper.... Total hottie!!!!  And what's even better is that he was more than just "VERY good looks"!!!! So-much-more!!! Of course just like Ava, he had his own baggage which caused plenty of page-turning drama.... ahem.. Indie. But I swear, Jasper is truly swoon worthy!!!! I was completely smitten with him!!!

"Ava I know you don't know me, but when I want something, I get it."

"But with you, you see me, you really see me and that to me is more attractive than you will ever know."

“Ava this changes everything. What we shared wasn’t just sex, it was epic. You make me feel like a better man. I want to better myself so I am good enough for you.”

A lot of drama (which I won't discuss) causes Jasper and Ava to go back and forth. Sometimes I really wanted to smack some sense into them, while other times, I completely understood their hesitations. So it's safe to say, Jasper and Ava's journey is anything but a smooth one.

"The thought of never being able to see you smile, hear you laugh, smell you, touch you... I'm dying inside."

"I'll always be here waiting for you, I promise."

The secondary characters, V and her boyfriend Lucas (Jasper's best friend) were really cool, interesting, and funny. I would not mind reading a book about them, though I'm sure we'll see a lot more of them throughout the next two books in this trilogy.

I can honestly say that "I Surrender" was a great debut novel that kept me very much intrigued in the story line. I found it very hard to put this book down. I laughed, swooned, and cursed. Oh, and I loved the angsty scenesAs for the ending, be warned..... cliffhanger alert!!! But thankfully, we won't have to wait long since the sequel will be out sometime this November!

I recommend this book!!!!

"I'll never leave you. I am yours forever. Losing you is not an option."


Jasper's PoV scene!!! Click ---> HERE!!!

Surrender to Me
(I Surrender Trilogy, Book 2)

Coming November 2013

About the Author:
Monica James

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. Listening to the likes of Elvis to Fiona Apple and everything in between has been her inspirational tool to write. Her varied musical and literary tastes have shaped her into the writer she has become. Monica partook in extra Literature and Writing studies in High School. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, majoring in Philosophy and Cinema Studies for three years. When she is not writing she is running her own business, but always finds a balance between the two. Monica enjoys reading honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories that leave an imprint on her. She put pen to paper because she wanted to write a book that she would want to read. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, hopeful others enjoy reading about the world as she sees it.


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