So far of all the Hearts of the Anemoi series books this one has me speechless! Laura continues the battle of the Greek Gods with a story that will leave you aching for more, crying at all the right moments and smiling at the joyous ones.There is SOOOO much to this story that it makes it difficult to do it without major spoilers. However, this story truly deserves it as you need to experience for yourselves the epic continuation of the looming battle of the Anemoi gods, the women they love and the one god out to ruin it all.
As the synopsis states, Chrys is out to save his brother of the East, Eurus, from his fate of death, believing he is redeemable. But when things get heated between them Chris ends up in his animal form plummeting from the sky right into the stable of Laney's horse farm. When the storm hits and Laney is truly in the dark without power she is reluctant to leave her home until the panicked cry from her horses demands she venture out into the dangerous storm. When she finds is beyond comprehension, but quickly it fleas as she realizes the creature is badly injured. She wastes no time in tending to his wounds and keeping him warm, even if she isn't believing what her hands are telling her.
When Chrys realizes that someone is caring for him, and that she's seen his animal form it makes him want to flea, but when he realizes that Laney can't see it has him all the more curious about her. He also realizes that she too is injured and needs help. Knowing HE caused her to get hurt, well that makes him feel even worse. It makes him realize just how dangerous being around her can be, even when his heart is screaming at him to stay and protect her.
Laney's helper, takes her to get help while Chrys tries to confront Eurus. However, in his absence a strange woman comes looking for Chrys and this woman has Laney on edge, she gives off strange vibes and frightens Laney and her dog. Laney is left to rely on her friend to care for her horses while Chrys finds out things are only getting worse. His father is nowhere to be found, the other gods are getting impatient that Chrys has let things go on as long as they have and that it is already to late to keep Laney from danger she is already involved in.
As Chrys begins to fall as hard for Laney as she has already for him, Chrys does everything he can to keep her safe, including asking another Greek god for help. What he gets is more then he bargained for. As everything comes crashing down on the Anemoi they spring into action to protect the women they love and their families. The story ends on a HUGE cliffhanger you have got to read!
Laura takes us to the next level in South of Surrender. We get the romance between Laney and Chrys and we also get into the battle of the Anemoi. I did not want to put this book down. In her usual fashion Laura gets you hooked from the beginning. I was completely absorbed in the world of the Anemoi and the heartbreak, wonder and the fights! I cried at the moments I didn't see coming and I rejoiced at seeing Chrys and Laney get a HEA that was beyond what I saw coming. A full 5 star for this gut wrenching, heart stopping, and smile through the tears story!!
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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.