Thursday, September 13, 2012

Surrender (Mimics of Rune #2) by Aimee Laine

All her life, Lily Crane has supressed her childhood memories, masking the signs of abuse with a variety of looks. From brunette to blonde, tall to short — as a Mimic, changing shape is her gift. Her right. Her achilles heel.

It’s Lily’s latest likeness, chosen simply by accident, which threatens to repeat a history she’s desperate to forget. Worse, she must do so without the one man who takes all her pain away: Cael Aldridge.

Cael has no intention of leaving Lily on her own. He never has. Now, with the woman he loves in the hands of a predator who wants Lily for her genetics, Cael will do everything he can to bring her home.


He can only pray he isn’t too late

Type: Paranormal Romance, Mimics
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
Part of a series? Yes. Highly recommended you read in order starting with Little White Lies

Now this was an interesting book! I've never really read about Mimics or humans with the ability to shift their appearance (hair color, height, etc) and I found it all fascinating. Especially when characters would change their sex. Now that was interesting! It so messed with my head but I loved it. I found it very refreshing to read a paranormal romance that didn't focus on your typical para-beings but went somewhere new and unique. And did so incredibly well. With a perfectly meshed story of romance and suspense and characters that touched my heart Surrender kept me on my toes from page one and left me eagerly awaiting more from Aimee Laine.

Laine created wonderful characters in Cael and Lily. I adored Cael from the very start. He's such a sweet man, solid and always there for people but in no way a push over. And oh will he melt you on the spot with how madly in love he is with Lily, who he's secretly loved for decades. Ach. I loved how much these two cared and worried over each other. There was an amazing honesty and tenderness to their bond that really touched my heart and made me so damn envious. Lily was a lovely heroine as well even if she was a bit of a giggler. [apparently I have a thing about women who giggle] Lily's working hard to overcome her insecurities and be brave as she faces not only her past and the fact that everything she's always believed may be far from the truth but dangers from a group intent on using her for her unique genetic as well.

The mystery and suspense of the story was just as enjoyable as the romance. I loved trying to figure out what was going on as Lily's chosen appearance leads to a case of a mistaken identity and kidnapping. It was amazing to watch everything line up at exactly the right moment in time to bring her past crashing into her present. There were nice adrenalin rushes and some crazy moments along the way as Lily and her friends fight to to keep her safe and end up uncovering answers that affect them all. It's a fantastic ride that apart from a couple awkward conversation transitions is very well written.

Surrender moves along at a very nice pace with interesting plot twists and revelations that will keep you reading way past your bedtime and will have you pulling for Lily and Cael. There were some storylines left up in the air so I've got my fingers crossed that means we'll get a couple more books out of the series. I'd love to spend more time with all of the different characters and learn more about them. Here's hoping! If you enjoy rock solid romances and intriguing suspense with a touch of paranormal you should definitely check this series out.

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  1. Awe! I'm so glad you liked Surrender! Thank you for reading it!

    1. Thank you for writing it! It was a wonderful experience :)

  2. Oooh I'm glad to hear this one is so good. I can't wait to get my hands on it! Great review as always :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. I hope you love it Kimberly! I'll definitely be going back to read book one now. Loved the world that Aimee created!

      Have a great weekend!

  3. I really like the different paranormal aspect of this book, very intriguing. Also thanks for the heads up about reading the series in order. I do like reading a series in order, I'm kinda a stickler that way. I'm really excited about finding a new author and this series.

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