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REVIEW: Surrender by Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare SurrenderDear Ms. Clare,

This one is a definite improvement over last year’s Ride the Fire. Yes, by today’s standards, the hero is a bit overbearing but a) he knows when he’s f*cked up and b) most of the time he’s just trying to keep the heroine safe. And the heroine, aside from her lamentable habit of saying, “Mercy” all the time, is well done too. Iain does have to save her some but mainly because she’s totally out of her expertise on the American frontier and not because Annie deliberately gets herself into trouble. Ah, how refreshing! Thank you. And there’s a nice turn on the usual English-nobleman-who-turns-out-to-be-a-bastard character. Again, many thanks.

There is a degree of violence but these were violent times and I’ve read far worse before. I did get tired of the sex scenes which were thick and fast during the second half of the book. There’s lots of purple prose and a seemingly endless supply of orgasms. The first sex scene was especially silly in regards to this. The epilogue is sappy and can easily be skipped. Iain has two brothers and I would image that you have plans for them though I would like to see something done with Lord William Wentworth as well. Oh, and the cover….well it’s lamentable but not truly skanky so enough said.


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Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. Keishon
    Apr 06, 2006 @ 21:34:50

    I love this concept you all created here.

    I have heard nothing but kudos for Ride the Fire. After reading your Dear Author review, I’ll have to make sure I read this book soon.

  2. Jayne
    Apr 07, 2006 @ 07:25:53

    I liked RIDE THE FIRE enough for a C and hoped that her next book would overcome the flaws that dropped the grade. It did. Yeah!

  3. Kristie(J)
    Apr 07, 2006 @ 18:08:55

    While I did quite enjoy Surrender, I liked RTF more. Ah viva la difference :)

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