SURRENDER by Rachel Van Dyken Book Review

Release Date: June 23, 2020

Series: Seaside Pictures, Book 4 (Stand-alone)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the next standalone rockstar romance in her Seaside Pictures series…

I had his posters on my wall when I was sixteen and when I accidentally got pregnant in high school–his was the face I dreamt of when I closed my eyes at night.
Now, over twenty years later, that dream’s turned into a reality.
Not only is Drew Amhurst in my tiny town of Seaside, live and in the flesh…
But he’s mentoring my rockstar son.
Drew says he’s mine for a week.
And he made me three promises.

“No strings attached.”
“No falling in love.”
“It’s only seven days.”

He’s confident that he can help me rediscover myself both in and out of the bedroom, and I’m confident that he’s too arrogant for his own good.
And at the end of seven days, he swears he’ll walk out of my life the way he came into it.

The only problem is, the more I get to know him, the more I want to surrender the last pieces of my heart and beg him to stay.

My Review

1. I did not cry while reading this book. 2. I bawled after I finished. 3. I am giddy that Drew and Bronte got their happily ever after.

While this is a complete stand-alone (and it is), I have watched Drew’s character grow throughout this series. I’ve wanted him to find his person, his HEA, and grow from the past. I needed his story, his why, his struggles. We, as readers, needed this book. Drew needed this book. And I’m going on record to say this is my favorite book of the Seaside Pictures Series. Period. 

Is it because the characters are older now? Maybe. Is it because I could relate to them more as a 30-something versus 20-something? Maybe. I can tell you that Rachel Van Dyken’s words sucked me in and kept me glued to the pages. I was right there with these characters throughout their story. 

Bronte is such a relatable character and the connection between Drew and Bronte’s youngest daughter is the comic relief needed throughout the story. She knew how to push his buttons and took a piece of his heart every time they bantered. 

If you need a swoon-worthy, redeemable hero–Drew is your man. He is smart, loveable, talented, flawed, and cocky. But, once he loves, he loves with everything he has. 

SURRENDER is a beautiful read filled with romance, laughs, and so much sexiness. Whether you’ve read the rest of the series, I believe that you will fall in love with Drew and Bronte.

5 Stars

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