SURRENDER THE DARK
He asked for her soul–and she couldn’t say no…
Rae Gannon fought back wrenching emotions as she recognized the man who lay near death in the shadowy cave. Jarrett McCullough had almost destroyed her, had believed an impossible betrayal and shattered her life. But now the untamed mystery man was at her mercy, the air sizzling between them as raw need warred with furious despair. Could his fierce possession finally vanquish her ghosts?
Donna Kauffman understands better than anyone how erotic playing with fire can be for those who test themselves in its white-hot pleasure. He’d invaded her sanctuary and freed a hunger long-denied–but could he make her admit to feeling more than just alive?
Voted Best Short Contemporary of 1995 by Romance Readers Anonymous (RRA-L)
“I know you want me out of your life, Rae,” Jarrett said tightly. “You’ve made that more than clear. Trust me when I say I’m not too thrilled to be here either.”
“Well, I’m sorry you find the company lacking,” she retorted. “I didn’t move fifty miles from the middle of nowhere because I wanted company!”
“That’s just it,” he said, his voice dark and rough. “I don’t find you lacking. In fact, under different circumstances, I could think of nothing I’d like better than being stuck with you fifty miles from nowhere.”
Her mouth parted in a gasp, and Jarrett groaned in defeat. “Rae, if I was the kind of man who could let himself want, you’d be just about perfect.”
“Hardly perfect,” she said on a choked whisper.
“Feels that way to me.” He lowered his mouth toward hers…
"The first book in the Musketeer series is a definite winner for Ms. Kauffman. A story pulsating with emotions so strong that the reader feels it from the very beginning." ~ Rendezvous
"This exciting romance is a prime example of why Ms. Kauffman has become justly famed for the searing intensity of her sizzling love stories." 4 1/2 Stars ~ Romantic Times
"This…is a powerfully written and very satisfying story." ~ Paperback Forum
"Author Donna Kauffman captures the reader on the first page and holds on tight until the book’s end. Her descriptions propel the characters off the page to emotionally dramatize this story of mystery, adventure and romance." ~ Gothic Journal
"Ms. Kauffman is an exceptionally talented author, and (Surrender the Dark) is possibly the best category romance I have ever read." 5 Stars ~ Affaire de Coeur
"A really emotional and gripping story. You’ll be sure to want to read the others. A keeper." ~ Book Rack
"Donna Kauffman is brilliant. She…delivers a captivating love story you’ll want to read over and over again. SURRENDER THE DARK’s super-charged emotion will weave it’s spell around you." ~ Booklovers
"Emotion wrenching and hot as blazes, Ms. Kauffman finds the way straight to the reader’s heart." ~ A Little Romance
"5 stars! Superior, don’t miss this one!" ~ Heartland Critiques