Surrender to Me by Shayla Black
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
OK. Well. I didn't HATE this book. There were elements of it that I really liked. But.....
The story centers on Hunter and Kata. They meet in Vegas during her birthday party. Kata's friend, Ben, invited Hunter in order to fill a fantasy for Kata. The fantasy being a menage. Well, after one too many beers, Ben passes out and the menage never happens. But Hunter and Kata hook up, and after a wild and drunken night....they end up married.
For the most part, the protagonist was a complete asshole. There is a part in the book when he (Hunter) tells his wife, Kata.....Don't confuse a Dom with an asshole. And while that may be true - in this case Hunter the Dom was, indeed, an asshole. No doubt that Hunter loved Kata - but for about 75% of the book....that love came across as possession and not in the most healthy definitions of that word, either. Maybe I just don't "get" the whole Dom/sub thing - but from the beginning, Hunter never took the time to understand Kata's physical and emotions needs or her fears about being a sub. Yes, eventually, he got it and he stopped being a total douche....but it took way too long.
Again, I didn't hate this book.....but damn, it made me want to punch kittens sometimes.