Surrendering to Chance by Ravenna Tate

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The Weathermen, 8

Valerie Garfield has loved her boss, Grayson Jensen, CEO of Jensen Software and Web Development, for two years. They had a fling that lasted six months and ended when Valerie told Grayson she loved him, but he didn’t want the same things from their relationship that she did. Now, he wants another chance to prove he’s a changed man and only wants Valerie. 

As they work side by side toward uncovering the names of more hackers, can Valerie fight her feelings, or will she end up with a broken heart once again? 

Grayson is part of a group of friends financing the efforts to put a stop to The Madeline Project. The program now has a mind of its own, thanks to a virus called Tommy Twister. These men have power, resources, and money, but they’re as ruthless and possessive as the storms ravaging Earth. 

They call themselves the Weathermen… 

Be Warned: spanking, sex toys, anal sex, BDSM



The look in his eyes nearly took her breath away. A combination of lust and uncertainty filled them, and all she wanted to do was fall into his warm, strong arms and let the memories of their six months together become part of her reality once more. He was so familiar, but everything had now changed between them.

“I’m not assuming anything tonight. I only wanted to tell you that I had an amazing time, and you look … you look so damn beautiful, Valerie. Thank you for this. All of this. I won’t make you regret giving me another chance.”

“Thank you for trusting me with the company secrets.” She was too overwhelmed to say anything else.

“I don’t want to talk about work.”

“What would you like to talk about?”

She could feel the heat coming off his body in waves. His expression turned almost desperate, and she hated that. She didn’t want to torture the poor guy, especially since it was obvious they both wanted the same thing.

“Never mind,” she said, stepping closer. “Talking is overrated.” Valerie kissed him, tentatively at first, but she needn’t have worried whether she’d read him wrong. He captured her mouth in a kiss so damn hot she was surprised the carpet under their feet didn’t catch fire.

He moved his hands from her shoulders to her face, cupping it so tightly it almost hurt. She moaned into his open mouth, letting it all happen. The sensations racing through her were both familiar and fresh, probably because she hadn’t had sex in forever. It didn’t matter why. All she knew was that it felt so damn right, and she didn’t want to be anywhere else.

Grayson released her mouth and moved to her neck, planting soft kisses up and down it. “Valerie … oh my God, it feels so fucking good to kiss you again.”

“I can hardly breathe right now.”

He gazed into her eyes. “In a good way, right? I mean, you’re okay with this.”

“Yes, Grayson. Absolutely.” Before she lost her nerve, Valerie dropped her bag on the floor and reached around to unzip her dress. He stepped back, a drop-dead sexy grin on his face as she let the garment fall to the floor. She stepped out of it, and then removed her sandals and stood in front of him clad only in a lacy half bra and panties that matched the dress.

“Keep going.”

His voice was gruff and commanding, and it sent shivers up and down her spine. She unhooked the bra and let it fall, then slid off the panties. She’d been naked in front of him before so that was nothing new, but she swore she couldn’t remember him gazing at her like this. As if she was a precious gem he’d just dug out of the rock himself, and no one had ever seen anything like it.

She had to blink back tears while his gaze traveled slowly over her body. He didn’t touch her, which was even more arousing. When he finally did reach for her, gently, as if she might break if he wasn’t careful, she moaned loudly and threw herself into his arms.

Valerie had always enjoyed making love to Grayson. He was skilled and he knew it. She’d always found that confidence very sexy. This felt different on his part. Or maybe she’d just been away from it too long?

He kissed her again, shoving his tongue into her mouth while his hands ran down her back, then over her ass, and finally came up to cup her breasts. He rolled her nipples between his thumbs and forefingers the way she loved, then grasped her ass again and smacked each cheek, hard.

She pulled away from the kiss, her clit throbbing now. “Oh God. You know how much I always loved it when you spanked me.”

“Too bad I didn’t bring my favorite flogger along on the trip.”

She giggled, her arousal rising to crazy heights. “We’ll have to improvise.”

“Maybe later.” He pulled her close again. “Right now if I don’t get inside you, I’m going to fucking explode.”

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Coffee Time Romance
Written by Lototy on 1st May 2016

Working for Jensen Software is a double-edged sword for Valerie Garfield. Loving her job is not the problem, loving her boss is. All of the money and power in the world are meaningless if Grayson Jensen cannot convince the woman he loves to give him another chance. A year ago Valerie’s heart was crushed by Grayson’s words, yet she still loves him. Having him apologize, and want to try again, is almost too good to be true, but they both know life is too short for regrets. If they cannot reverse the cataclysmic events on Earth’s surface, they may not be alive long enough to even worry about a future together. The setting for this story is incredibly original, with entire cities replicated underground. It is hard to concentrate on Valerie and Grayson’s love affair when the world around them is so close to its end. I really like the danger and intrigue surrounding Valerie and Grayson, and would love to see it be more of a focal point. It makes you want to keep reading to find out how it all ends. - See more at:

The Romance Reviews
Written by Evampire on 21st Mar 2016

Their fling ended when Grayson didn't want the same things that Valerie did, but now he wants another chance to prove he's a changed man in this blistering paranormal romance. The expectation is building and readers can't help but hang onto their seats as Grayson and Valerie work side by side uncovering the names of more hackers. Their sizzling chemistry and past relationship doesn't make it easy but this relationship has one thing for sure - some blistering hot encounters that leave readers breathless. As usual, Ravenna Tate brings her strong, dominant characters to life with vibrant intensity with her well written scenes in this fast paced and smooth flowing story full of suspense and romance. Grayson and Valerie's story is on the hot side but has some sweetheart moments that made me want to swoon. Discovering the hackers side of things this story gives readers quite a boost in the success of the mission which just adds to my anticipation, so I can't wait to find out what happens next. - See more at:

Better and better each time.
Written by Rhonda on 18th Feb 2016

Well, it's getting closer to when we find out who the bad guys are!!! This is Valerie and Grayson's story. He was a jerk, she left him and he realized afterwards he screwed up. When he finally gets the chance to get back with her, he vows he will not make the same mistakes he made the first time around with her. I love this series because we get a glimpse of each of the Weathermen in each book and they just get better each time. I don't know what I'm going to do when this series is over with, but I know that Ravenna will have other ideas cropping up in that very talented brain of hers.