Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Gilded Cuff' by Lauren Smith, a book I read in February 2015.

About the Book:
Every passion has it's price...

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.

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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
February 10th, 2015
Surrender #1
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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Praise for 'The Gilded Cuff':

The Gilded Cuff was a dramatic, sexy, and suspenseful romance between two people drowning in survivor’s guilt. Lauren Smith crafted an intriguing plot with strong secondary characters. Ms. Smith also created strong women who were brave and courageous; they were unwilling to sit on the sidelines while the men confronted the danger.

This book was amazing and is one of my favorite books of the year. I loved the characters so much.

The story of these two broken people coming together and beginning to heal each other is compelling. And the unexpected direction that the story takes left me hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. I enjoyed 'The Gilded Cuff' so much, that I am eager to read the next installment in the Surrender series, The Gilded Cage.

This book is filled with romance and also keeps you at the front of your seat. There are  a lot of thrilling and action filled moments in this book, when someone tries to hurt Emery and his loved ones. This book just doesn’t get boring.
I can only say one thing: Bravo Lauren Smith!!

About the Author:

Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. Lauren loves hearing from readers and can be reached through her website

For more information about Lauren and her books please visit her website, her blog, Facebook Author Page, Facebook Friend Page, Twitter, Google+, Amazon and Goodreads. Or email Lauren on, sign up for her newsletter and join Lauren’s Street Team


  1. So interesting!!

    I have also started blogging and would love to share such stuff with readers. The LookBook

    1. Thanks. I think it's a lot of fun making these kinds of posts. ;)

  2. I haven't heard of many of the favorites you feature on Wednesday, including this one. It sounds like a fun read--intense!

    1. It's definitely a great book. I loved it from the beginning till the very end. Thanks for stopping by ;)


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