Review: The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith

The Gilded CuffTitle: The Gilded Cuff (Surrender #1)
Author: Lauren Smith
Release date: February 10th 2015
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages:  284
Rating: 4½  stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Every passion has its price . . .

Journalist Sophie Ryder has been following Emery Lockwood’s story since she was a little girl. There has always been something in his haunted eyes that she couldn’t resist and now, when she’s certain he holds the key to solving a string of kidnappings, she’ll do anything to speak to him. Even if it means venturing deep into the seductive world of the Gilded Cuff, a luxurious BDSM club on Long Island’s Gold Coast and Emery’s personal playground.

From the moment Sophie enters his shadowy, sensual domain, Emery Lockwood knows this tantalizing new little sub was meant to belong to him. However, Sophie wants more from Emery than just pleasure . . . she wants his past. And that is something he isn’t willing to give—no matter who is asking. But every moment he spends with Sophie, Emery feels his control slipping and he knows it’s only a matter of time before he surrenders to her heart, body, and soul. 

The Gilded Cuff will leave you squealing and panting for more!

My first Lauren Smith book, and also the first in the Surrender series, is proving to be an amazing read!

I was expecting the typical BDSM stuff involving a hot and rich billionaire and an innocent and sweet woman who struggles to trust him with her heart and her body…BUT, that didn’t happen.


Sophie Ryder is the kind of women that is both innocent and sweet, feisty and challenging at the same time! She is innocent in the ways of the sexual lifestyle Emery Lockwood is used to but, something happened to her that made her lose her innocence in life.

Her job is really interesting. She’s a journalist that specialises in crime-solving and the one case she couldn’t solve has haunted her since then. She approaches Emery, hoping he could tell her how he came back from his kidnapping.

Emery Lockwood, a man with a past, which he refused to share with anyone. His beautiful eyes are filled with pain and only Sophie can see through him, despite the steely walls he has built to protect his heart.

He is willing to share what happened that night, in exchange for Sophie’s submission.

Now now, I know that sounds weird but calm down! A lady would consider this proposal only because she is attracted to the guy!

Things are slow yet intense, sweet but also hard and fast between Sophie and Emery!

It’s like one moment their sweet interaction have you going ‘awwww’ and the next, you’ll feel like throwing your kindle at someone’s face because of what Emery did and just how much Sophie loves him enough to overlook that stunt he pulled!

Highly recommended for all readers to read this! I can’t wait for the sequels, The Gilded Cage and The Gilded Chain!


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