What happens when an Alpha male tries to enslave an off-worlder
Alpha female? Think societal Armageddon, especially when
the Alpha female wants revenge.
Riana is tough and sexy, traveling the universe in her
state-of-the-art ship and playing the field. Despite her
success and wild adventures, she’s restless and longing for
a place to call her own. A trip into the Forbidden Zone
seems to be the solution until her ship is caught in an ion
storm and crashes on the planet Nexar and she’s captured by
ruler Supreme Chief Darias.
Nexar is a male dominated society where women are enslaved.
When Darias attempts to force Riana into yielding to their
ways, his captive turns the tables on him! Darias has no
clue what to do with a woman that refuses to be broken no
matter how many punishments he throws her way.
For anyone familiar with the infamous Gor series by John
Norman (and all the books influenced thereafter),
Surrender is an interesting take on an alternate
“What if”, as in, “What if all the women in the series were
able to take their revenge on the men enslaving them?”.
Riana does an excellent job of making Darias pay for his
actions. The best part is that they both come to understand
the good and bad of both sides of the coin. I didn’t find
myself questioning if this was possible, Ms. Scarborough is
a strong writer. It was a treat to watch this strong,
intelligent couple learn the true meaning of equality, love
and what makes or breaks a relationship.
Although there is a plot, the graphic and bold sex swirls
through the story like a Tasmanian devil leaving piles of
sweaty, tumbled satisfaction everywhere. Pain and pleasure
are served up evenly until neither Riana nor Darias know up
from down. It’s a clash of cultures and a duel between the
sexes by using sex and D/s as the mass weapons of choice.
To quote an old 80’s tune, “Love is a battlefield!” In the
meantime, the author does more than her part by ensuring
that Riana and Darias wallow in the sticky gooeyness of
passion, which means you should quickly snatch up a copy of
this raunchy space opera and join them.