Title: South of Surrender
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 storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.
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.
Author: Laura Kaye
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hearts in Darkness, Taken by the Vampire King , Hard As It Gets, Hard As You Can
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: May 28, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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If you enjoy mythology, fantasy, and romance, you will thoroughly enjoy South of Surrender, a stunning paranormal thriller that demands attention from its opening sentence. Laura Kaye with her graceful storytelling voice creates her own uniquely perfect blending of the realm of the gods of wind with the modern world of man.
Chrysander (Chrys) Notos, the Supreme God of the South Wind, is broken on the inside because his father showered him with love and affection while denying his brother the same attention. Chrys feels unworthy of anyone’s love until he meets Laney Summerlyn. Laney stirs up feeling inside of Chrys that he never expected to feel, love and protectiveness. When Chrys visits Hephaestus to help him protect Laney, you know that Chrys is a worthy man, even if he isn’t sure of it at the time, making him a stunning leading man. Laney, who is mostly blind, sees Chrys’s golden aura and is immediately drawn to him. Laney senses the good person underneath this gruff exterior. Laney’s ability to “see” the heart in Chrys’s character and his true worth without actually seeing him makes her an endearing character. Their sexual chemistry jumps off the page, making their first sexual encounter intense and erotically sexy.
Before starting this book, I was concerned that I hadn’t read the other novels in the Heart of Anemoi series and that jumping in would be confusing. While reading, I happily discovered none of my concerns were valid as the author provides enough backstory to understand the numerous characters and the various story arcs. South of Surrender can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel. With its intriguing plot, fast-paced action, and engrossing romance, South of Surrender is impossible to put down.
I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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South of Surrender Release Day Blitz Giveaway
I am thrilled to welcome Chrysander Notos to the world today! Chrys is the hero of South of Surrender, the third book in my Greek-mythology inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greeks associated with controlling the wind, the weather, and the seasons, and as the summer god, Chrys is the hottest of them all! Need more proof? Check out this hot excerpt and the giveaway that follows!
Unable to resist the draw to her any longer, Chrys claimed her mouth, devouring, searching, taking.
Laney froze, then was right there with him.
Their tongues met, dueled, twirled. He fisted his hand in her hair and guided her, deepening when he wanted, restraining her when he needed.
Her hands slid up his chest toward his neck.
Chrys gasped into the kiss, but fought the reflexive desire to pull away. Instead, he pushed her back one step, then another, until her back encountered the door. He grabbed her arms and pressed them to the surface over her head. The control flooded relief through him and fueled his arousal another notch.
“I want to touch you,” she whispered around a kiss.
His brain scrambled for a moment, and then he wedged his body in tighter, the ridge of his cock coming in snug against her belly. She unleashed a strangled moan as Chrys plundered her mouth, relished her sweet taste, bathed in her life-giving heat.
Good gods, her body was absolutely alive with her arousal. She clenched and unclenched her hands, her arm muscles flexing where he restrained her. Her abdomen writhed against his, creating a maddening friction against his erection. Her thighs shifted and squeezed.
It was only with the barest of restraint that he resisted willing her clothing away, turning her to face the wall, and tugging her hips out so he could bury himself deep.
Lost in the imagery, Chrys didn’t notice the change in her movements until she slowly dragged her injured leg up the outside of his. Her wrists pressed against his hold and a yearning moan worked up her throat. “Chrys,” she whimpered, her thigh moving higher and wrapping around.
His pulse lunged into a sprint. Damnit. He pulled back and stepped away, the phantom feeling of her flesh trapping his spiking fear through him. “I’m sorry,” he said, rubbing his lips, regret a rock in his stomach. He could still feel her, taste her. Making sure she was steady on her feet, he dropped his hands from holding hers.
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.