Sam's Surrender - Elle James

Sam's Surrender

By Elle James

  • Release Date: 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Suspense
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 18 Ratings)


When the stress of the job pushes Sam Magnus to take greater risks than is called for as a helicopter pilot with the US Army 160th Night Stalkers, his commander insists he extend his leave past the time it takes to attend his brother’s wedding to include some much-needed R&R. Like it or not, Sam Magnus isn’t cleared to return to work until he’s had time to cool his heels and learn how to relax. With no clue how to chill, he relies on a dart thrown at a map to determine where he should spend his unwanted vacation. The Greek Island of Santorini it is! Used to non-stop action, the thought of lolling in the sun for two weeks makes him want to hurt someone. Until he interferes with an attempted kidnapping of one hot babe his first night on the island.

Stranded on Santorini, abandoned by the wealthy couple who hired her, former au pair, Kinsey Phillips, has enough going wrong with being broke and homeless, she doesn’t need to add an attempted kidnapping to her list of troubles. An Army helicopter pilot swoops in to rescue her, and thus begins a whole new set of troubles. The man is incredibly handsome and Kinsey knows what guys like that are like—love ‘em and leave ‘em. 

No, sir. She’d been there, done that and had scars to prove it. Count her out of a potentially doomed relationship, although she could use his help in the meantime to survive the beautiful but deadly Greek island and get back to the States…alive.

Someone is determined to take Kinsey. It’s not Sam’s job to keep her safe, but he resultantly assumes the responsibility when he discovers she has nowhere else to go. Rest and relaxation is impossible to achieve with a sexy blond sharing his cottage, especially when her attackers aren’t willing to forgo their prize. 


  • Magnus men are trouble magnets!

    By Jannie3381
    Actually, I think they just can’t resist a rescue! Under threat from his commander to be grounded, Sam takes a 2-week Greek vacation. There, he encounters a woman in trouble - Kinsey Phillips. I like this book. The setting is delightful, the B&B and it’s owner are charming, the problems encountered are very real. I love Kinsey’s sunny, can-do attitude and Sam’s protective personality. The action is intense, the loving, hot! It doesn’t get much better than this. Enjoy!
  • Sexy, suspenseful, quick read.

    By ButtonsMom2003
    Sam is a helicopter pilot in the US Army. He's been ordered to take two weeks' vacation by his CO after he takes unnecessary risks while flying. After attending his brothers wedding he heads to the Greek island of Santorini for a two-week stay at a bed and breakfast. Kinsey is a damsel in distress. She sold everything and moved to Greece for a new start and a new job only to have the job disappear before she started and then all of her possessions, including her passport, were stolen. Hired as an au pair for a wealthy couple, they disappear on her without paying her what she is owed. When she is kidnapped from her hotel Sam rescues her. This story has a lot going on and I read it in one sitting. After several attempts to kidnap Kinsey again, Sam is determined to keep her safe. He hires her to be his companion – to keep unwanted females away. Sam wants no part of a long-term relationship. Against her better judgment, Kinsey agrees to help Sam in exchange for a plane ticket back to the states. There's mystery, suspense and romance all rolled into a great story. This book stands alone but if you've read the other three books in this series Sam's three brothers make an appearance and it was nice to visit with them again. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
  • Vacation will never be as exciting

    By Sldca1
    Sam, an Army helicopter pilot is wound to tight and made to extend his vacation by his commanding officer. Kinsey is an American that looks on the bright side and that moved to Greece and finds herself in a dangerous situation. Mix one tightly wound Hero with a woman in danger and you get an thrill of seeing the Hero meet his match while saving her.
  • Loved Sam’s Surrender

    By LRH1022
    Sam is all work & no play, Kinsey is quirky, fun and in need of help. Perfect for a vacation. Elle James has written a great book where I had to keep turning pages to see what happened next. I loved it.