Title: Surrender Forever (Surrender Trilogy #3)
Author Name: Raven J. Spencer
Publication Date & Length: April 29, 2016 – 113 pgs
Her team confronts Carter with disturbing information. Is Penny stealing from her, betraying her by working with Carter’s enemies? Nick seems to think so, but Carter doesn’t want to believe her wife could turn against her. She makes inquiries of her own, but what if Penny finds out the woman she loves questioned her integrity? They will have to rebuild the trust between them which takes more than the undeniable heat between them—but once you surrender, it’s forever. Their love will lead them.
This was probably the best book in the series in terms of the relationship between Penny and Carter, although for plot I would have to go with the first book. This book had some interesting developments, mainly about a potential problem with Penny that requires investigation, and how Carter and her closest employees react to the situation. And how Penny reacts when things finally come to a head. I’ve been pushing this whole time for Penny to stand up to the power imbalance between her and Carter. This book sees Penny start to stand up for herself. There’s a very big imbalance between them anyway because Carter is extremely rich and is a successful businesswoman, and Penny is a hardworking college student who doesn’t come from a family of means. Carter seeks to redress this by giving half of her company and assets to Penny, but it doesn’t quite work because Penny doesn’t have the background to wield that power effectively. And truthfully, Penny doesn’t want that. What she wants is an equal partnership with Carter; she wants Carter to talk to her and treat her like her opinion matters. And at the end of this story, it seems like Carter finally, finally understands what Penny needs, and what the cost of ignoring those needs might be. A very satisfying resolution to this trilogy.
Raven J. Spencer, lesbian, married, loves everything sensual and indulgent which led her to write erotic romance and fantasies. When she’s not writing, you can often find her on Pinterest in the pursuit of inspiration.