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Melissa Foster is one of the top authors of contemporary romance. She never fails to deliver the type of stories that are filled with sexy characters that will make your heart go pitter patter. Her stories are guaranteed to warm your heart. Surrender My Love was no different.
This story is about Cole Braden and Annalise "Leesa" Avalon. Cole is an orthopedic surgeon. His practice is located in Peaceful Harbor. He had his heart broken in the past. However, this did not stop him from desiring to find that special woman, with whom he would spend the rest of his life with. He wanted a meaningful and lasting relationship. He was not sure he would find what he was looking for in Peaceful Harbor. Then one fateful day he met a woman who awakened desires in him that he never knew existed. Was this the woman he had been searching for all his life?
Annalise is a teacher, who was accused by one of her students of a heinous act. This accusation proved to be the death of her career. Although she had the support of her colleagues, the one person she was counting on decided to distance himself from the situation. Tired of the stress stemming from the investigation, she came to Peaceful Harbor at the behest of her friend. Little did she know that being in Peaceful Harbor would further change her life in a way she never expected.
It was easy to fall in love with Cole. I understand why Leesa was drawn to him. He is a family man. He is loyal, caring, protective and supportive of those he loved. Leesa was strong and selfless. In spite of what she had endured, she rose above it and took charge of her life. Being embraced by Cole's family helped with her healing process. I liked that she was willing to forgive her accuser. In doing this, it made it easy for her to move on with her life. I loved her attitude. She was not the type to wallow in self-pity. The fact that she did not blame her accuser for destroying her life speaks to her selflessness.
The romance between Cole and Leesa moved quickly. It was evident that they were in love with each other. However, Leesa's past was proving to be a hindrance. She believed that the issues from her past would hurt Cole and his family. I thought they were perfect for each other. They both deserved to have their happily ever after.
I understood Leesa's fears. Despite her innocence being proven, she still lived with the fear that someone may find out about her past. Some people may find her behaviour irrational. However, society as a way of condemning persons, even after their innocence has been proven.
The story is well written. Which was no less that what I have come to expect from Ms. Foster. It was engaging and heart warming.
This story demonstrates how devastating lies are. Lies may seem harmless, but they have the power to destroy lives. Surrender My Love is a story about forgiveness, healing, and love. It shows that at times life will throw us curveballs, which forces us to make changes in our lives. Our willingness to make these changes will determine how successful we will be in dealing with these new challenges.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, heartwarming romance, then you have to try this book!