Sometimes the purest love is first love.

At sixteen, Anasofiya Deschanel is terrified at the notion of sharing herself with anyone. Rather than face that fear, she hides behind her books and imagination, where her heart feels safe.

Secretly, Oz Sullivan’s heart has always belonged to Ana. Fearful of scaring her, he chooses instead to pursue girls who are nothing like him, leaving him empty and unfulfilled.

Circumstances find them miserable at their junior prom, after problems with their respective dates. Ana and Oz must decide if they’re willing to surrender their fears, and leap forward into the unknown.

Dive into this Crimson and Clover Lagniappe, and indulge in this flashback story of first love.

(Note: This story was originally published as part of the All Our Love Anthology by Novel Grounds)


Loved the quick read, with lots of twists!! Could not put it down!!– Misty Maller

I feel the need to warn readers who haven’t read a novel by Sarah M. Cradit- once you read one, you’ll quickly devour the rest of the series, then you’ll have to wait patiently for the next. Fortunately Sarah doesn’t make her readers wait too long for the next novel!– Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, Keep Calm & Write On

For fans of this series: Surrender is written with the same captivating writing style that we’ve come to expect from Sarah M. Cradit. For anyone who is new to this author or this series: This short is the perfect way to introduce yourself to a remarkable author who writes a book that once started cannot be put down until you turn that last page.– Shelby Mead