My Review I Surrender By: Monica James

Posted April 13, 2015 by Keionda Lei Lewis in New Adult Romance, Romance ♥, Swoon Worthy / 2 Comments

Genres: Fiction, General, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance



 AUTHOR: Monica James

GENRE:New Adult Romance

PAGES: 305

RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2014




Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants … and he wants her.

Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough?




Surrender to me was: A rocking roller coaster of feels!!

Guys, oh guys.

I believe I have a new favorite series! Even writing these words right now is making my heartbeat quicken.

When I first started reading, I wasn’t that enthused with it because it seemed kind of laggy at times and let me be frank with you, I was suffering from a case of *sniffles* book depression. So this one was kind of like a ‘rebound book’. 


We meet Ava, the heroine when she is on her way home in a plane. Her boyfriend just dumped her and she is a complete  mess over it. She’s trying to pick up the pieces of her life but is struggling with it because, let’s face it folks, break-ups suck BIG TIME. They’re no walk in the park so Ava, of course, is struggling with it. 

Next, we meet best friend V, A.K.A. Veronica. She does the best she can playing the friendship role and tries to help Ava get over her heartache.

You know what they say right?

The beat way to fast over one guy is to get under a new one.

That’s exactly what Ava did.

And boy did she find a good catch. On the same night she gets home, she meets Jasper White.

Mmm hmm Jasper White. 

Untitled1He is super sweet, kind, and has a mysterious aura about him. And my favorite part? He’s in a freaking band! I don’t know why but I go crazy over book boyfriends when they’re in a band. Mmm hmm;)



While Ava is trying to pick up the pieces of her life that is all but falling to pieces, she immediately falls for Jasper White. And why the heck wouldn’t she? 

He’s sexy, lovable, swoony, a total bad boy, and protective. (And now I want a Jasper) *hangs head*

Ava has to learn to live without Harper, her ex-boyfriend, while trying to be strong and be the woman Jasper needs to be and the one she wants to be. But the thing is, every time she starts to move on, Harper comes back up (figuratively speaking) He shows up in her mind, telling her of all the reasons why she shouldn’t get over him and be happy which is total bull.

Of course this book isn’t without girl drama. Indie, Jasper’s ex and old best friend seemed to pop up out of thin air. She got on my nerves with her continuous efforts to get back into Jasper’s good graces. Each time she tried, she got shot down. While reading I was secretly like: In YO face, beotch!

On another note, I don’t know how many times I wanted to just slap Ava for being so naive.

I was just like:



Ava and Jasper’s romance is told in a mid-fast pace so it doesn’t seem like things are happening too fast between them. 


Things get pretty hot and heavy between Ava and Jasper. Although Ava still has withdrawls and major insecurity and self-esteem issues that threaten to break them apart she always comes back strong and I was proud of her for this. Jasper also proved to be loving and understanding when this happened and that is exactly what Ava needed.

This was a quick read and always kept me on my feet! Full of heart stopping romance and jaw dropping female drama that’ll leave you wanting to slap a girl or two. I recommend this to anyone who is the move for a good romance mixed with heartache. ♥










2 responses to “My Review I Surrender By: Monica James

  1. Sophia Rose

    Hmmm, it does sound feelsie, but as you say, break ups will do that to a person. Glad it got you out of your book depression. 😉 I hate that feeling.