Review: Dark Surrender (The Dark Ones Saga #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Print Length:  pages
Publisher: Smashwords (December 12, 2016)

From 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 Rating: 3 stars out of 5

To be honest, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I have the previous books in this series. The story-line was good, and I enjoyed how it connected to the first two books while still managing to have a beginning and an ending. However - there was just something missing that kept me from enjoying it as much. 

To begin with, I could not like Alex at all in this book. Instead of coming off the way he had in the first two stories, in this one? He came across like a narcissist and an asshole. I mean seriously, some of the things he did were just too unbelievable (and I wish I could talk about them in detail - but I don't want to spoil it for anyone).

I also wish there would have been more of a build-up between Alex and Hope. It seemed as though he went from hating the thought of her, to being in love with her within a finger snap, and those types of romances have never worked for me. And even though I understand why it was done that way, having it suddenly come out near the end of the story made it seem a little strange and out of place.  

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal those who enjoy paranormal stories. I would read more from this author. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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