Southbound Surrender by Raen Smith (Reviewed by Melanie)

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Title: Southbound Surrender

    Author: Raen Smith

    Published Date: January 23, 2014

    Genre:  Contemporary Romance / coming of age


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Five days. Fifty square feet. One last shot at love.

Cash Rowland first laid eyes on the tenacious and irresistible Piper Sullivan when they were both seventeen. He falls for her hard and just when he thinks she’s doing the same, Piper is torn from his life without warning. She leaves no contact information but only a vague promise of fate.

Five years later, their paths unexpectedly cross. When he shows up with his eighteen-wheeler unannounced, Cash persuades Piper to head out on the open road to give him one last shot at love. But what should be a routine delivery across six states suddenly becomes an unforgettable journey when they save a woman with a broken past and discover that second chances are only for the lucky ones.

 ***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

 paragraph divider 18***Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp’s Review***

As coming of age / contemporary romance books go this one has pretty much everything you would expect … apart from the fact that it was told from the boys point of view which actually made it a little more interesting.

The characters are strong and well written although at times I didn’t quite buy the level of chemistry between them. I did appreciate some of the twists and turns and the whole “meant to be” angle was well thought out and convincingly executed. I would have liked a little more information about what happened in the five years they were apart. I think for me that would have made me a little more invested because I feel that it was obviously such a big deal and yet it was almost glossed over.

That being said, fans of this genre will certainly not be disappointed. The writing is really well done especially for a debut novel.


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