Dark Surrender by Rachel Van Dyken Review


Dark Surrender by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: December 12, 2016


I grew up as a prince…
And lead the life of a King.
There isn’t anyone or anything that doesn’t want me, that isn’t attracted to me. They can’t help it. And I sure as hell don’t want them to. I live for their lust, I crave touch like an addiction, I make them beg on their knees for one, simple, caress.
As a male siren it’s my job to feed off emotion.
And I was happy to do it.
I am happy to do it.
What I’m not happy about? Being told I have to mate with some withering human and stay loyal to that one person for the next few centuries. There’s a war coming and being the idiot I am–I offered to take one for the team in order to help a friend.
Now my sexual appetite is taking a freaking kick in the nuts.
And I’m left wondering if it’s worth it.
If she’s worth it, with messy hair and dirty human hands.
But I have a world to save.
A job to do.
Now, if only, she would just let me do it rather than fighting me at every turn. I’ve lived lifetimes as the most irresistible being on the planet.
Only to meet my match.
With one.
They say hells hot. They’re wrong.
Because Hope, my little human, is way hotter.
And before this is over–she may just singe me alive.

My Review

OMG. Alex is just so…I have no words for him. I wonder if it’s because he’s a Siren. Rachel Van Dyken has given us yet another stunning male lead and he is wrapped around our finger. Or, maybe, that’s just me. I’ve read Dark Surrender twice already and I see a third reading in my future. How does she come up with these surreal characters? Ethereal, yet normal. Immortal, yet just a man.

Alex has truly met his match with Hope. We know our favorite Angel, Cassius, wants everyone in the council to find their mate and that Alex is fighting tooth and nail to avoid that responsibility. Can he overcome his fear to find true love? Does he even deserve true love? And man, Mason. I need Mason’s story (like, yesterday!).

Rachel has done it again with funny, real, yet out of this world characters that make you feel and weep, laugh, and mourn. Dark Surrender is emotionally charged and has to be one of my favorite RVD reads. It still amazes me that this writer can pen YA, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance brilliantly. I love that she can go from one to the other and that they are all phenomenal reads.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

Alex as a BBF: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

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