TWW – Surrender My Love by Lisa Eugene
Do you ever look back at an older review and wonder what you were thinking in that moment?
The book I’m looking back at this week is a great example.
Surrender My Love by Lisa Eugene.
I read my review & think, “Wow, that was harsh.” Especially since I rated it 3.5 & when I think back on this book now, I consider it one of my more favorable reads. In fact, I have the second book of this series loaded on my Kindle & raring to go (Surrender my Love is book 3, but I read them out of order).
My only dilemma now … do I go back and read book 1 first?
Well that was a bit of a roller coaster …
An erotic, heart-felt romance, wrapped up in a dangerous murder-mystery. This is not typically the type of story you’d expect from the title – especially not with that hot cover! I went into this book having read only a few reviews, fully expecting hot & heavy, sexy romance with just a bit of suspenseful drama … holy hell! There was so much suspense … murderer(s) to be found … a mystery to unravel … family drama to unfold … a police chase … sneaking … lying … hiding …
And in the midst of it all … a beautiful romance in full bloom.
Dr. Brad Markson stole my heart a little. All the confidence and bravado hiding a deeply passionate and caring man. The way he takes care of Chloe had me melting inside.
“You, Chloe, deserve a love who is willing to risk everything for you.”
I’ll be honest though. While I wanted to love this story, sadly I only really liked it. I found myself getting annoyed with Chloe after a while. How could a woman who’s withstood so much be so insecure? Her inability to grow for most of this book bothered me. And honestly, the suspense got a bit boring at mid-point & I found myself wanting to skip ahead & find out ‘who-done-it’ just to get it over with.
Not quite what I was expecting … but Brad certainly made it a worthwhile read.