Review: Surrender by June Gray

Review: Surrender by June GrayPublished on November 4, 2014
Published by Berkley Trade
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Source: NetGalley

Julie Keaton had everything—she had a new career in a new city and, more importantly, a bright future with fiance, Jason Sherman. That is, until the day she discovered that he had been killed in Afghanistan. In one moment, her life changed, as everything she’d hoped for died along with him.

Years later and Julie still feels the aftershocks of Jason’s death. She is no longer the same adventurous, open girl; now she wears armor around her heart in order to protect the most important thing in her life—her son.

But when Julie meets the mysterious Neal, she starts to feel the smallest flicker of hope, as what began as a fling quickly becomes something more. Neal is the first man since Jason’s death to break down her armor and make her believe again. But when she discovers the secret he’s been keeping, she has to ask herself: can she surrender to a future with Neal or will Jason’s death forever tie her to the past?

Hmmm.  I really like this series and I have to admit that I am a bit behind with it.  I have yet to read the book before this one, Arrest.  That being said, if you have not picked up one single book in the series before this one, you will be ok.  I am aware of some of the events in Arrest but I didn’t feel spoiled by any means. This is a really good series, so if you haven’t read it you can read it all (books 1-6) in DISARM.

I have to admit that I came away from this book not being a big fan of Julie.  I just never really connected with her very well.  She was kind of hard on Neal and kept pushing him away and I just have a hard time with that kind of character.  *Shrugs*

Now, I really did like Neal.  He was a really sweet guy and he and Julie connected quite quickly.  Neal was open and affectionate and downright HOT when it came to the sexy times.  I truly loved how caring and affectionate he was.

 

I leaned my head on his shoulder.  “I haven’t been held like this in so long,” I murmured, then realized belatedly what I ‘d said.  I was only too glad that the darkness hid the blush that was no doubt coloring my face.

“That’s a damn shame,” he said, bowing his head to rest his cheek against my temple.

“A woman like you should always be held like this.”

 

Sigh.  See?  Neal.

 

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Surrender:

 Goodreads // Amazon // B&N

Arrest:

 ❃ Goodreads // Amazon // B&N 

Disarm:

 ❃ Goodreads // Amazon // B&N ❃

three-half-stars