AUTHOR: KARYN RAE • SERIES: TERMS OF SURRENDER (BOOK 1) • GENRE: ROMANCE • PAGES: 252 • RRP: $12.99 • RELEASE DATE: 17 June 2018 • PUBLISHER: KARYN RAE PUBLISHING
Terms of Surrender is a story about when coming of age arrives late. On Harlow Ausby’s fortieth birthday, she still feels as out of place in polished Charleston as the moon in a midday sky. From her strawberry-red hair to the matching birthmark that seems to swallow her left leg, Harlow’s uncommon looks have always made her feel less than worthy of the image-conscious Ausby name. As her often cruel and critical mother, Vivian, lies dying in a hospital bed, Harlow reexamines the choices—or lack thereof—that have brought her to a crossroads in her life. She is freshly divorced from a social climber she never loved, nursing a newly empty nest, and shocked to run into the love of her life—a man whose heart she broke twenty years earlier—and his wife, her former best friend. What she doesn’t realize is that everything is about to change. Over the course of one monumental day, a secret as old as Harlow surfaces. Moving from the present to the past and then back again, Harlow’s story explores rich female friendships, deep rifts between mothers and daughters, and simmering under-the-surface social scandal.
Romance is my go to genre for a comfort read and this novel was exactly what I was hoping for. I am a bit obsessed with Southern America. I have red a few novels in the past set in the south but I think Hart of Dixie cemented my love for all things southern. This book has all the drama that you would expect from a novel in that setting and characters that you will love.
This book is self published by its very talented author and it really reminds me as a reader the importance of looking beyond the big publishing houses. This book gets 5 tea cups from me because it deserved it. This book had heartbreak (what good romance doesn’t) but it left me so happy. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼☕￼￼☕☕￼￼☕￼￼☕￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 5/5 teacups
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Happy reading x