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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Christopher Rice's first foray into erotic romance, The Flame, earned accolades from some of the genre's most beloved authors. "Sensual, passionate and intelligent," wrote Lexi Blake, "it's everything an erotic romance should be." J. Kenner called it "absolutely delicious", Cherise Sinclair hailed it as "beautifully lyrical" and Lorelei James announced, "I look forward to reading more!" Now, Christopher returns you to the world first introduced in The Flame with an all new novel of The Desire Exchange....

Emily Blaine's life is about to change. Arthur Benoit, the kindly multi-millionaire who has acted as her surrogate father for years, has just told her he's leaving her his entire estate, and he only has a few months to live. Soon Emily will go from being a restaurant manager with a useless English degree to one of the richest and most powerful women in New Orleans. There's just one price.

Arthur has written a letter to his estranged son, Ryan, whom he hopes will mend the rift between them, and he wants Emily to deliver the letter before it's too late. But finding Ryan won't be easy. He's been missing for years. He was recently linked to a mysterious organization called The Desire Exchange. But is The Desire Exchange just an urban legend? Or are the rumors true? Is it truly a secret club where the wealthy can live out their most private fantasies?

It's a task Emily can't undertake alone. But there's only one man qualified to help her, her gorgeous and confident best friend, Jonathan Claiborne. She's suspected Jonathan of working as a high-priced escort for months now, and she's willing to bet that Jonathan has uncovered some possible leads to The Desire Exchange - and to Ryan Benoit. But Emily's attempt to uncover Jonathan's secret life lands the two of them in hot water. Literally. In order to escape the clutches of one of Jonathan's most powerful and dangerous clients, they must act on long buried desires - for each other.

When Emily's mission turns into an undercover operation, Jonathan insists on going with her. He also insists they continue to explore their impossible, reckless passion for each other. Enter Marcus Dylan, the hard-charging ex-Navy SEAL Arthur has hired to keep Emily safe. But Marcus has ulterior motives for taking the job; he, too, has a burning passion for Emily, and he turns out to be as rough and controlling as Jonathan is sensual and reckless.

As Emily searches for a place where the rich turn their fantasies into reality, she will also be forced to decide which one of her own long-ignored fantasies should become her reality. But as Emily, Jonathan, and Marcus draw closer to The Desire Exchange itself, they find their destination isn't just shrouded in mystery, but in magic as well.

©2014 Christopher Rice (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Absolutely Brilliantly entertaining

The narrator is one of the best I've ever heard. After reading the other reviews boo hoo's about this book being paranormal, I'd have to say that it does not make this book any less amazing. It's actually a very small part of this book and makes the suspense parts of the book a little interesting.
The story takes place in New Orleans. There are great characters, well developed. There's humorous banter that made me laugh out loud but it was also a beautiful story about friendship, love, and relationships.

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AMAZING

What did you love best about The Surrender Gate?

Christopher Rice keeps you interested in each chapter! I loved the humor and intimacy he captured in this book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marcus is my favorite character manly but not controlling.

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Should be in paranormal...

Would you try another book from Christopher Rice and/or Paul Boehmer?

Not probable

What could Christopher Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

No paranormal. It was not in description or review

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Boehmer’s performances?

maybe

What character would you cut from The Surrender Gate?

all of the paranormal characters

Any additional comments?

Story might be ok if they left out the paranormal stuff

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