Celeste Kolowski is sitting in a bar
and grill, watching men and women vying for each otherís
attention in mating rituals as old as time. Celeste canít
help but yearn for what she doesnít have and probably never
will. Divorced and single for a long time, Celeste feels her
life has passed her by. Acting upon impulse, Celeste gives
in and tries to have a one-night stand that doesnít work out
quite as she planned. If Celeste is honest, only one man has
caught her eye and grabbed her attention, but he is not for
her because of his age.
Detective Paul Jensen has wanted his
neighbor, Celeste, for months. The only thing standing in
his way is Celesteís belief that she is too old for him.
After rescuing her from a one-night stand almost gone bad,
enough is enough. Paul is going to convince Celeste that age
is only a number.
Sweet Surrender was intense and passionate. I
loved Paulís treatment of Celeste and how he was steadfast
in his feelings for her. He was not taking her excuses of
age, and I loved how he treated her. Anna Leigh Keaton
always grabs me by the heart strings. Sweet Surrender
was no different except that I found out I am not a fan of
the older woman/younger man scenario. Other than my dislike
of the plotline, Sweet Surrender was a
terrific book, and my dislike of its genre is my fault
alone. When I picked Sweet Surrender for
review, I did so not even reading the blurb for it, and so
did not realize what it was about - I just knew that I am a
fan of Ms. Keaton, and that has not changed. If the older
woman/younger man plotline appeals to you, then you
shouldn't hesitate to read Sweet Surrender. I
have that much faith in this authorís writing ability.