Sunday, June 27, 2010

Touch of Surrender by Rhyannon Byrd

Title:  Touch Of Surrender
Author:  Rhyannon Byrd
Released:  April 27, 2010 
Series:  Primal Instinct, Book 5
How I Got It:  received ebook from Net Galley to review

Book Summary:
With his auburn hair and lean build, Kierland Scott looks more manly than lycan. But his wolf instincts are aroused by the gray-eyed Morgan Cantrell. Not because of her beauty, but because of her long-ago betrayal, a fateful choice that made their love impossible.
Now, however, the two Watchmen must team up, leaving the placid Lake Country for the forests of Scandinavia. To rescue Kierland’s brother, they must track a vampire—and use their combined shape-shifting sensitivities in a battle that will take them beyond death. As the two learn to seek together, they begin to understand the history that has driven them apart. But they will have to overcome death itself, if their shared passion is to have a chance. 

My Thoughts
I've had this ARC for a while and never got around to reading it. Don't worry, I am kicking myself because this book should have been at the top of my TBR pile. It's hot, steamy, and has my favorite type of shifter in it, the oh so hot lycan.

After starting to read Touch of Surrender, I realize that I didn't know who the heck all the characters were or why everyone was so angry with each other.

Once again, I have picked up a fabulous book that is already in the middle of an ongoing series. And again, I've made a side note to myself to be about my biz and commit to reading a series in order.  I just couldn't wait any longer on this one, so I had to start reading it.

Morgan is a shifter soldier and more than capable of handling herself in any type of dangerous situation. She's part of an elite team known as Watchmen and on the verge of a war with vampires.

A decade ago, young Morgan fell in love with Kierland, her instructor, and hoped he felt the same for her. A series of tragic events and unrequited love sent Morgan running into the arms of Kierland's worst enemy. After Kierland found out that Morgan was involved with the vamp Ashe, his anger and bitterness towards Morgan became so unbearable that they could no longer be in the same room together. 

Kierland is a dangerous lycan  and not meant to be played with, so when Morgan walks back into his life, he knows that he has no patience for her. Even though his inner wolf has always wanted her, he can't help but feel betrayed by her long ago actions. The news of his missing brother doesn't help matters especially when Morgan reveals that she is the only one that can find him.

These two working so closely together had me totally engrossed in this book. I was totally annoyed that they kept trying to pretend that nothing was between them when everyone around them could clearly see the attraction.

 Even after they had hot steamy sex, they still tried to pretend like it didn't mean anything. I'm still trying to figure out how one goes about screwing someone out of their system?  Now that's something I'd love to try.  Ya know, just for research purposes, oh course.

My Rating
I give Touch of Surrender 4.5 stars. Despite the characters stupidity, I loved the book and loved their romance. Sometimes you've got to go through things before things actually work out. These two went through hell and high water so I felt like they did belong together.  And I so love a HEA!

Read an excerpt of Touch Of Surrender

1 Talk to me!:

Jenny Q said...

Sounds awesome! I'm going to go look up this series right now! Hopping over from the Hop and I'm a new follower. Happy reading!

I've got a copy of Captivity to give away over on my blog if you'd like to stop by!