In Total Surrender
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In Total Surrender
Back cover blurb
The first kiss was dangerous enough…
Andreas Merrick is the king of London’s dark underworld, having amassed unimaginable wealth and power…and a fierce reputation that leaves even the bravest men quaking in their boots. Yet one person is maddeningly unintimidated by his fearsome presence: the persistent Miss Phoebe Pace.
And one kiss always leads to another…
Equal parts honey and steel, Phoebe will stop at nothing to find her missing brother and save her family. Though associating with Andreas means peril and scandal, she never expects to experience a passion so intense that it threatens to consume her. But enigmatic Andreas is no ordinary man to love. He brings dangers from all sides – without and within – while tempting her beyond her wildest dreams…
“You are the oddest creature.”
Andreas reached forward and one finger touched her chin. Her breath caught, heart picking up speed quickly. His eyes were intense on hers, and so near.
“You are one of the most confident people I’ve ever encountered, with a core so vulnerable to hurt. Do you realize what you are doing, showing me such vulnerabilities?”
Phoebe swallowed. “Perhaps it is stupid of me. I cannot help but be interested in you. And I do little by halves.”
“I do not either.” He said nothing further for a moment. “But when I take something, I take everything.”
She had the feeling that he was giving her an opportunity to turn tail and run.
She tilted her head into his hand, and his fingers automatically stroked her skin, holding and supporting her like some sort of precious possession. “When I give something, I give everything.”
So many expressions chased across his face that she was uncertain what to even attempt to read there. Need, victory, despair.
“I know,” he whispered. And then his lips were on hers, and the tinder exploded into flame.
The prequel to In Total Surrender is One Night Is Never Enough (Roman’s story).