Recent Reviews...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tour! A Review of Surrender of Trust by Mariel Grey

Surrender of Trust (Surrender #1) by Mariel Grey
Genre: Adult (Historical Romance)
Date Published: April 15, 2013
Publisher: Self

Lucy Goodwin knows more about horse breeding than a proper young lady should. Her brother’s thoroughbred business has given her purpose and independence, but when an accident leaves her solely in charge, despair and destruction threaten her every move. Trapped in an impossible position, Lucy must do the right thing and watch their dreams crumble, or save their livelihood at a cost too great to bear. 

Lord Philip Lyton, Marquess of Chalifour is a member of the prestigious Jockey Club, dedicated to eliminating cheating in horse racing. Trouble raises its ugly head when his business partner falls foul of an accident and he’s suddenly forced to deal with the man’s sister, who seems alarmingly out of her depth. Chalifour respects Lucy’s steely resolve, but knows that single-mindedness can be the most dangerous trait of all. 

She might be beautiful and beguiling, but Lucy Goodwin is keeping secrets and Chalifour is determined to find out what they are.

Surrender of Trust is the first book in the Surrender Series by Mariel Grey. Lucy is strong, loyal, and stubborn. So, she's doing what she has to to keep her family's name from being raked over the coals. Chalifour has goals to make and keep Thoroughbred racing an honest sport. Integrity is a big thing for him, and when things start to look a little fishy in a new partnership, he's determined to find the truth. Like Lucy, he too is pretty stubborn. There were a couple frustrating moments where things could have easily been fixed. I kept yelling at Lucy to just tell Chali what was going on already!! I enjoyed them quite a bit though, and their story was entertaining. Their interactions fluctuated between tense, steamy, and humorous. Plus, I loved their love of the horses!

Surrender of Trust by Mariel Grey was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn’t happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse racing, following the determined but impoverished Lucy Goodwin and upright Lord Chalifour. Her second novel, A Gentleman’s Surrender,  released in January 2016,  introduced the innocent Lady Monique and tortured Mr. Stanton, both struggling to find love in a world filled with deceit.

Though entirely at home in the ballrooms and street alleys of London past, Mariel Grey is currently working on a contemporary story set in Florida, a landscape dear to the author’s heart. When she isn’t conjuring words on her computer screen, Grey can be found on the water fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible natural beauty of her home.

Mariel has a wonderful husband (the hero of her own romantic story) as well as a mischievous cat (who seems happy to play the role of villain). In addition to being a dutiful wife and animal wrangler, Mariel is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Ancient City Romance Authors chapter.

To learn more about Mariel Grey and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog. I truly appreciate your taking the time and interest to read and review my book. You have a beautiful blog!

    1. Thank you!! I enjoyed reading it! And thank you for stopping by! :o)

  2. I'll be checking out some of your posts. You certainly have an eclectic taste in reading (as do I!). I saw a good quote awhile back- So many little time. (-:

    1. Thank you! I hope you liked your visit here. That quote is definitely true! I don't think there will ever be an end to my to be read list.. it's just not possible. :o)

  3. I did enjoy the tour and the visit!


Thank your for stopping by. Please comment! I'd love to hear from you!