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Series: Psychic Ménage #1
Published by Liquid Silver Pages: 287
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On the run, branded a traitor by her government, Fay Avalon has to depend on three brothers for shelter. Sinful Surrender is Book 1 of Houston Havens’ new romance series, Psychic Ménage. Why be tempted by one man’s seduction when you can be loved by three?
Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind-traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.
In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.
Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. When pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.
Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?
After finishing reading Sinful Surrender by Houston Havens, I find myself at a loss for words which is not normally a good thing. But this book was so amazing and I don’t know if I can adequately describe to you just amazing it is.
Before I set down to read Sinful Surrender, I already had some preconceptions. First of all, the book is subtitled Psychic Ménage. It’s listed as paranormal, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, science fiction. These words don’t even begin to describe this wonderful, original book. It didn’t take many pages into the book before I had to throw out all those preconceived notions. I was able to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Ms. Havens must have one unbelievable imagination to have created this world depicted in Sinful Surrender. But she did so much more than just be imaginative. She took the time to truly think out all the characters, including the sub-characters, and how they relate to this post-apocalyptic world. This is evident in the Prologue where she goes to great lengths to outline the players competing for domination. I must admit that at first that amount of detail scared me, but it turned out to be so helpful in knowing who was who and it showed me that Ms. Havens had put a lot of thought and effort into this book.
Many times in ménage books, the focus is on the sex. The idea is sex, sex and more sex. While the sex in Sinful Surrender was certainly hot and steamy, it was the plot and the characters that took center stage. I won’t go into great detail about the plot because I don’t want to spoil your enjoyment of this book, but suffice it to say that I felt like I was dropped into the middle of an action movie. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. I found myself holding my breath and talking to my e-reader the same way I yell at my television.
The characters also pulled me in immediately. Each one was his or her own individual and came across as believable and real, even in a science fiction book. Fay is a heroine that will make you cheer. She is smart, sassy, brave, yet vulnerable all at the same time. Her three men are appealing on their own, but combine them and wow! Each one brings something special to his individual relationship with Fay and they won my heart early on.
Fay had reservations about being in a ménage which made her seem authentic and gave the guys the opportunity to show her how it would work. And does it ever work! Yet, Ms. Havens was able to magically balance the romance with the story. It never seemed like she threw in a sex scene just to amp the hotness; instead each sexual encounter naturally flowed as part of the story.
Hopefully this review has intrigued you enough to pick up Sinful Surrender because you won’t be sorry. Just make sure you set aside a chunk of time because once you start, you won’t want to stop. I should also warn you that this book ends on a cliffhanger. And it’s the type of cliffhanger that will have you screaming at your e-reader. Hopefully we will not have to wait too long. Until then, let’s stalk Ms. Havens until she finishes book two.