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First Surrender

The Serafina: Sin City Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Ryan Hudson
Series: The Serafina: Sin City, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (239 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Katie Reus, the first novella in her newest series! First Surrender launches The Serafina: Sin City series

He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants…

Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The dangerously sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is one of the best friends she’s ever had - and the main star in her wildest fantasies. But he doesn’t see her that way. And she’d die of embarrassment if he found out she was still a virgin.

And he’s about to make his claim…

Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful, dark haired casino chef a secret. He’s not good enough for her. But when an attacker targets Sierra, Hayden’s protective instincts go into overdrive. With the attraction between them burning out of control, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together.

The Serafina: Sin City Series, #1

©2012 Katie Reus (P)2014 Katie Reus

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DONT BLINK OR ITS OVER!

Somehow I didn't know this book was all of 1 hour and a half, but in that short time, it was jam packed with action, humor, and hot lusty sex! It was good. For such a short story, the plot was sensible and kept me listening. If I'm being really honest, the hottie ex-Seal kept me glue to my headphones! I love a man that sees what he wants and goes for it! If the audio production was a bit better, I'd consider giving this 4-stars for sure. If this is on sale, totally worth it, otherwise, wait until there's a deal .

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Awesome!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this book to my friends and family. I have read this book and also listened it in the audio version. I loved Hayden and Sierra's story, this book has it all romance, suspense, and very steamy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of First Surrender?

The most memorable moment of First Surrender was when Sierra got attacked at work. I loved how Hayden ran out to her and made sure that she was ok. I loved how Hayden finally admitted his feelings for Sierra.

Which scene was your favorite?

I had a couple favorite scene, the first one was when Sierra was looking for Hayden and she was told that he was on a date, she was upset when she saw Iris Christiansen, and Iris asked if she needed to kick Hayden's ass. I also loved when Hayden's brother told him to wait until next week to tell Sierra his feelings because there is a pool going around to when he finally admits it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Suspense that is hot and steamy!

Any additional comments?

I loved Ryan Hudson's voice, I was able to listen and stay involved in the story. His voice is smooth and sexy and was very enjoyable to listen to. This is the first book in the Serafina: Sin City Series. It is a wonderful start to a fantastic series.

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Great start to a new series

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Novella’s always leave me wanting more and Katie Reus’ First Surrender is no different. I wanted more of Hayden & Sierra. These two have been tip toeing around each other for a year. Neither knowing how the other truly feels. But when Sierra is attacked at work Hayden realizes that life is short and now is his time to make a move.

That is all you get. Because this is a novella my review is short too. But I did love this novella and can’t wait to see what Katie has in store for us next.

The narrator took me a little getting use to, but after that I really enjoyed his reading


Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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First Surrender by Katie Reus

First Surrender by Katie Reus

The 1st in the Serafina Sin City series.
Hot and steamy romance. Short and thrilling and spicy.

Hayden has been in love with Sienna since she started at the casino as Chef. He hasn’t gone beyond the friendships level afraid of scaring her off.
Sierra has been enamored with the ex-SEAL since she met him wishing that their friendship would evolve into some of her favorite risqué fantasies.
When Sierra is attacked, Hayden goes into protector mode and immediately lets her know she means more to him than just a friend.

I listened to the audiobook Narrated by Ryan Hudson. His tone was well modulated and easy to listen to but didn’t have much difference between the male and female point of view. Enjoyable and surprisingly not embarrassing during the explicit sex scenes.

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great short read

this book was so great! I love Hayden and his overprotective tendencies over Sierra. His love and fierceness to protect her was so sweet and hot! this is a great short read for the holidays 10/10 recommend

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Sweet and sexy

A sexy little novella with likable characters,plenty of romance and a villain out to get the girl.
Short but definitely a delicious read.

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wayyy too short.

too short. narrators voice was too monotone. he had a nice voice but not a good female voice. sometimes I couldn't figure out who was talking

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First Surrender<br /><br />

Another great book from Ms. Reus. Great story, characters and narrator, Ryan Hudson. Highly Recommended!

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Short but entertaining.

This was a very short but pretty cute, sweet story concerning a ex navy seal and the young innocent girl he falls in love with. They both work for a casino and dance around what is between them for a time, that is, until her life is in danger from another employee that is obsessed with her and her virginity. He saves her life and things fall into place for the couple. Ryan Hudson gives an outstanding performance and delivers the right amount of emotion while he reads. All in all, it's a nice start for the series. Short and right to the point.

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A great beginning for this series


This novella introduces us to a new series by Ms Reus that promises to be another winner.
The story belongs to Chef Sierra and Hayden, a Security Specialist in one of the most exclusive hotels in Vegas.
They have become friends and secretly have had feeling for each other, but it isn’t until Sierra is assaulted , that these feelings are revealed.
Suffice is to say, the author compacts in the novella a sexy, full of suspense, action and romance. One that will keep your interest throughout the story.
Looking forward to more stories in this series.
I was gifted the audible. The opinions expressed are solely my own.