Solstice Surrender

This short novel by Ms. Cooper-Posey was enjoyable to read, but I think it could have been more.  I felt the beginning of the story was a bit rushed, and while I understand that this was only a short novel, I would have enjoyed a bit more of an introduction to the characters and the basics of the story.  I felt that the author simply threw me into the middle of an already existing storyline, and I didn't really feel that the explanation of the story arc was done well enough.

I didn't feel that the book was bad, I actually enjoyed the overall story.  I felt that for the genre of romance novel it was, the love scenes were well done.  I felt that towards the end especially that the creation of the characters was well rounded and they really came to life.  I felt that the story also truly went along with the synopsis of the book, which makes me more likely to read more by that author.  Overall I would say this is well worth reading and that actually my biggest criticism to the author would be that I would have like to have seen what this book would have been like if she had had the time to expand it further.

Book Blurb for Solstice Surrender

For Special Investigations Agency Operatives Destiny Tremayne, Jenna MacDonald and Nur Aydan, Christmas isn’t all about celebrating.

Jenna MacDonald, cynic extraordinaire, flees to Banff, Canada, for the holiday season to lick her wounds in private after an assignment takes a tragic turn. But trouble manages to find her even in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

A mysterious stranger called Rhys Cellyn exerts a powerful influence over her mind and body, while Jenna struggles to stay afloat in the mythical world he plunges her into. Time is against her, for at the moment of the winter solstice she must make a fateful choice.

Publisher’s Note: Novella originally appeared in the Ellora’s Cave anthology Winter Warriors.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2010 3.75