Date read: September 2, 2014
Hearts of the Anemoi
1. North of Need
2. West of Want
3. South of Surrender - Paperback | Kindle
4. East of Ecstasy
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She’s the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within…Thoughts on South of Surrender: Oh, Chrysander. That poor man. No lie, I kinda have my hate on for the way the brothers' father treated them. All of them. Even the immensely evil Eurus. Sure, Eurus has his evil on in a BIG way NOW, but daddy dearest kinda did a number on him as a kid. I don't like that.
Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.
Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather’s horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.
Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can’t resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who’s ever loved the real him.
But this isn't Eurus's story. It's Chrysander's. Bright, radiant Chrysander who isn't quite the playboy everybody thinks he is. Or, well, I guess he is the playboy, but not for the reasons everybody thinks. *shakes fist at Papa Supreme God*
Anyway. Chrys and Laney. She's the breath of fresh air Chrys needs in his life. He's the balm for her loneliness. And vice versa, really. It intrigues me that all the gods are so shocked when those around them make the choice to stand beside them in their time of need. Papa Supreme God kinda screwed them over in the trust and learning to rely on others department, didn't he? *continues to get my hate on*
Big things happen in this book. BIG THINGS. We get to revisit those we've met before, see a little more of the Greek gods side of the world (just a smidge, mind you), and get a feel for how far Eurus will go to get what he wants. (Hint: It's pretty far.)