ARC Review: Surrender (A Lily of the Valley Novella) by Evie Kent

Overall: 4.5/5 β­β­β­β­πŸ’«
Steam: 3/5 ⭐⭐⭐
Feels: 🌿πŸ˜₯πŸ’€πŸ€­πŸ”₯πŸ–€

~QD STORY DETAILS~Β 
Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: Yes
Location: Harper’s Grove
Character age range: immortal
Lead: Riona
Love interest(s): Silas
HEA: HFN

~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: No – newsletter freebie
Audible:No
Series: Yes – Novella part of The Lily of the Valley series
0.5 – Surrender – released 10/01/19 (via newsletter)

~QD πŸ”₯~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative, voyeurism, dubious consent
Possible triggers: violence, dubious consent

~REVIEWπŸ–‹~
The Quick and Dirty: An amuse bouche that whets the appetite for Evie Kent’s main course: her debut dark paranormal romance series, The Lily of the Valley, releasing in 2020. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

A retelling of the Hades/Persephone tale, but with a twist. It’s a novella but beautifully written; one wherein you realize that the narrative is indeed a retelling, but the story also has its own unique identity. I frequently feel unsatisfied by novellas, either due to the lack of character development, world building or rushed pacing, but was pleasantly surprised at the end of this one. I was intrigued by the relationship between the Riona and Silas, and loved howΒ  Riona’s conflicted feelings (angst and distress vs. lust and desire) were woven together seamlessly.Β I can’t wait to see how far Evie Kent pushes the envelope with this series!

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** I was provided an ARC in return for a voluntary and honest review.**

~BLURB~
In the twilight hours of summer, he claims me.
Always.

SURRENDER is a standalone dark paranormal romance novelette set in the Lily of the Valley series.

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~AUTHOR INFO~
EVIE KENT
Evie Kent is a dark paranormal romance author who loves a possessive anti-hero and a strong-willed heroine. She has been #teamvillain for as long as she can remember, and thinks the dark side definitely has more fun.

Her work errs toward soft dark, and features soulmate-level romances with dubious beginnings, along with a dash of angst and a dollop of kink.

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