When unwilling erotic dancer Amy Jones was gifted a holiday to Lanzarote she had no idea how much it would change her life. Everything she knew was about to fall apart thanks to an encounter with a handsome blue-eyed stranger. He will show her truths and help her face her innocence, but can she live with his need to control and the reasons behind it? Debonair businessman James North is running from his past. He refuses to face it, preferring to hide behind his rigid control. But when he meets a blonde haired beauty the volcanic eruptions of passion between them show him that life isn't the black and white he was lead to believe. Surrendered control is the debut novel of the author Anna Edwards. It tells of the fledgeling love between James and Amy and how their pasts twist and turn to tear them apart. The novel is set in London, but through business travels, it is given an international feel based on the author's personal life. Are you ready to step inside the world of Control?
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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When you have secrets they will always come out even if you don't want them to!
Wow this book had me from the moment I started it.
Amy jones is in lanzorote on a vacation that her uncle has treated her to then she has a one night stand with James north after he has done what he has to do he runs out her apartment she feels used when she returns to England after her holiday she goes to work which is a gentleman club she can't get James north out her head but as she starts her dancing for the drunken men James turns up at the club and offers £10,000.00 pound for a private room and he wants amy as the dancer. When she is told by her uncle that a customer wants a private dance of her she agrees until she sees James that is. Amy finds herself in a really bad situation after James shows her a video of one of amy's friends that she works with in a really bad way James gets her out of the club almost immediately he tells her who is. Things start going good for amy but there are things that James has not told her and the secrets that he is hiding come out but at what cost will James and amy go there separate ways or is there relationship doomed?
I am so hoping to read the next book as this was amazing read everything worked well together I am giving this 5/5 I was blown away.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway. I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi. In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel. I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my hero’s hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demur but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.