Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger-a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One.
Hunter and Em's story has definitely been my favorite so far in the series. Unlike Ruger and Sophie's book, I wouldn't call this one a standalone because it overlaps with Reaper's Legacy and I would recommend reading that one first. I definitely never wanted her with Painter because he was too much of a coward to do anything even though he wanted her. On the other hand Hunter was very willing to fight for Em and wasn't going to let anyone stand in his way. He is a very good addition to my book boyfriend list!
Of all the women in the series I think Em is my favorite. With Marie and Sophie they didn't understand the MC lifestyle and spent a lot of time fighting it and not wanting to be involved. Em grew up in the club world but definitely knew what she did and did not in man. The whole story has a modern day Romeo and Juliet with motorcycle clubs. Although I don't think Romeo came close to Hunter in the smokin' hot bad boy department.
I am hoping that since their ending was so open that maybe there will be more into their lives in Picnic's book or they will get another book. I just kind of felt like we were left hanging a bit and their ending didn't get tied up nicely like Ruger and Sophie's did.
Disclaimer: There is kidnapping in this book as well as brief mentioning of a man being tortured, it is an MC after all, so if either of these bother you I would probably pass on this one.
I love the relationships we see between the women in the Surrender Trilogy. Each of the women have to find love and through the ups and downs they have to learn to trust themselves and their partners. Trust after all is what makes submission possible and yes, so beautiful.