Sunday, December 28, 2014

Surrendered (She Who Dares #3) by LP Lovell @Authorlplovell

4.5 Stars
Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Surrendered is the last installment in the “She Who Dares” series and the continuing love story of the perfectly dysfunctional couple, Theodore Ellis and Lilly Parker. Finally, all secrets are revealed and questions that left me dangling in suspense at the end of Conquered have been answered. Lilly is a master when it comes to harboring secrets that are the reason her life is one crazy rollercoaster ride.

I will not divulge any spoilers in regards to Lilly’s past and the reasons why she has hidden herself behind sky-high concrete walls. But, once discovering the ghosts in her closet, I realized Lilly was justified in guarding her heart. She is a fighter and a survivor. I felt her pain that was cause by one hell of a horrific past. When she finally opens herself up to Theo, who is more than pleased to accept the burden of her sorrows, Lilly underwent a great character transformation. Don’t get me wrong, she is still the stubborn and sassy independent woman I’ve come to adore. However, a softer, gentler side of Lilly blossoms. This change allows her relationship with Theo to become solidified.

“You make me feel Theo, and I haven’t allowed myself to feel anything, good or bad for a long time. I just wanted to be numb. You terrify me, but you thrill me at the same time.” 

Theo still remains the sexy billionaire, but no longer a playboy. He is totally committed to Lilly and she becomes the center of his world. **SWOON** He’s more mature, more compassionate and takes his role as Lilly’s protector very seriously. Whether his actions to secure Lilly’s safety are right or wrong, he has claimed her fully and proved beyond a doubt that he would move heaven and earth to keep her safe and happy. In the prior installments, Theo managed to majorly tick me off with his lack of maturity and his selfish indiscretions. Happy to say that he has redeemed himself in my eyes in Surrendered to fully become the strong man Lilly needs. Albeit, his character growth it limited to how he handles and supports Lilly. Otherwise, Theo still has a callous streak in him that severely grates me nerves, especially in dealing with Cassie situation. He never managed to loose the asshole factor.

As far as the heat factor, Theo and Lilly are sizzling hot. Theo certainly knows how to satisfy his “Sugar” and set the sheets – or wherever they decide to screw - on fire.

“Two people who look like us can’t not f*ck sugar. It’s a fucking travesty to the human race.”

LP Lovell has a unique and descriptive writing style. It’s a perfect combination of sexy and witty. I liked seeing this story from both Lilly’s and Theo’s point of view. I really enjoyed this series and look forward to diving into her future works. Can’t wait to jump into Hugo’s world and really hope Harry gets the chance to tell his story.


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