Sunday, May 5, 2013

ARC BOOK REVIEW...South of Surrender (Hearts of the Anemoi, #3) by Laura Kaye

She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within…

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.
Expected publication: May 28th 2013 by Entangled Publisher

Two damaged souls come together in another great read by Laura Kaye.

I was really surprised that Kaye had made her female heroine, Laney Summerlyn, almost completely blind but it was also refreshing for once.

And as for the ultra sexy male, Chrysander "Chrys" Notos, it was a typical characterization for me: beautiful godlike appearance and carries a tough and indifferent attitude even though he's tainted inside.

Over all though, the plot and pacing was nice and the meshing of Laney and Chrys' characters "worked" since Laney has a loving and accepting type of personality whereas Chrys "appears" to have this macho man-golden boy exterior but in the inside needs Laney's love and nurturing which is what he's been taught to fend against.

"South of Surrender" is a must read filled with forbidden love, angst, immortal "issues" and family, and ultimately forging your own destiny. 

My Rating:

-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 7

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