The Final Harris Brother Duet #1
Author: Amy Daws
an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She
enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the
pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers.
When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore
Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy
smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy’s work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
*** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. ***
I have to say that Surrender was more than a surprising story, it was just stunning. From the story to the characters’ depth, I knew I was going for the long haul with Gareth and Sloan.
A story as much as smoking hot than utterly emotional. I knew Gareth was my favorite brother from the beginning and Surrender comforted it.
I had a thing for tortured characters and the author managed to describe in such a great way two souls who might give been acting for too long, revealing themselves more by being together, an escape from their lives.
Gareth has been in charge of his family for years, being the oldest and mostly the one his brothers and sister could rely on. His past and his father’s decisions made him want more and also not making the same « mistakes » he saw when his was younger. Grounded, secretive and also not letting anyone in his life, until Sloan.
Sloan wasn’t a character I was fond of firsthand. A woman who’s life was shattering, fighting to maintain a sense of normalcy. She worked hard and was lost for so many year. It just took one moment with Gareth to reveal the lioness she buried deep down.
This book wasn’t perfect but I didn’t need it to be. There were some parts I would have seen another way but I guess it was needed for the storyline, and also for the drama. What I can say that I adored this twist about Gareth I didn’t see coming and the author wrote about it with naturalness. It didn’t feel forced, just deserving the story greatly.
There are so many things I could tell you about this book, but what stood the most up was the characters’ intense connection. I was hooked from the beginning. Their story wasn’t easy for sure. As the story unfolds, there was this interesting and constant development about the characters that made me fall for them, when you see all the sides, complexity of their passionate affair and personality. To accept the other wholeheartedly, flaws and all. That they weren’t just one thing. To surrender and dominate, to give themselves to each other without concessions.
That ending… I think the author wanted to make my heart stop beating. I am more than eager to read the second part of this duet, and to fall more in love with them. As you might guess, I loved it. So freaking much.