Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review: South of Surrender 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.

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My Review:

What an interesting and new concept for me, I haven’t read any other books in this series, but I got the gist of the whole world going on, and since this is deeply focused on Laney and Chrys love and their story I definitely enjoyed this story.

I love the ideas of demi gods and gods finding love. Ms. Kaye does a good job of making them seem human, yet more. They have the feelings of humans but have some pretty cool abilities too. She made me laugh, she made me cry, and that’s the best thing I can ask of an author and a book.

The characters are well rounded, flawed yet perfect because they’re who they’re supposed to be. She writes a flawed heroine yet makes her such a strong beautiful character inside and out that her issues are something that enriches her life. Chrys himself isn’t totally perfect but he’s perfect for Laney, and major for kudos to Laura Kaye for writing a story that talks of love even during some of the worst conflicts a family can face. She made me cry with other characters in this book as well, and I look forward to going back and reading their stories.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. Yes, it can read as a stand alone, but the writing is so good, I have a feeling the first two books are just as good. So I know I am going to read them. This is a love story of two people who choose each other and love each other just the way they are.

5 Books

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah books 1 and 2 were amazing! Owen (book one) is one of my all time favorite heroes :)