Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 30 November, 2015 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long {Amanda’s Review}Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long
Series: Pennyroyal Green #3
Also in this series: A Notorious Countess Confesses, What I Did For a Duke, I Kissed an Earl, How the Marquess Was Won, The Perils of Pleasure, Like No Other Lover, It Started with a Scandal, The Legend of Lyon Redmond
Genres: Historical, Regency, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

A man of action. . .

Fearless. Loyal. Brilliant. Ruthless. Bold words are always used to describe English war hero Captain Chase Eversea, but another word unfortunately plays a role in every Eversea's destiny: trouble. And trouble for Chase arrives in the form of a mysterious message summoning him to a London rendezvous . . . where he encounters the memory of his most wicked indiscretion in the flesh: Rosalind March—the only woman he could never forget.

A Woman of Passion. . .

Five years ago, the reckless, charming beauty craved the formidable Captain's attention. But now Rosalind is a coolly self-possessed woman, and desire is the last thing on her mind: her sister has mysteriously disappeared and she needs Chase's help to find her. But as their search through London's darkest corners re-ignites long-smoldering passion and memories of old battles, Chase and Rosalind are challenged to surrender: to the depths of a wicked desire, and to the possibility of love.

Good JAL, just not a favorite.

Thoughts on Since the Surrender

Julie Anne Long! How I adore you. Since the Surrender was the last book of the Pennyroyal Green series that I haven’t read yet (not counting The Legend of Lyon Redmond, which, as I write this review, hasn’t been released). Verdict? A good Julie Anne Long book, but not my favorite.

The end seemed to devolve into Rosalind and Chase looking at each other and making various faces and the other completely understanding what was going on their head without words. It made me struggle to figure out whose head I was in when I should have been working to figure out who was behind the disappearances of the girls.

The sex was hot, though, and can you say mutual oral sex? Now there’s something you don’t see every day in romances. Also sex in public places. These two.

I did like that we don’t have the “should be marrying someone else” trope going on here, like there’s been in the past few Julie Anne Long books I’ve read, but there is the whole “indiscretion” thing between Rosalind and Chase, which, honestly, is bad, but not as bad as I was expecting based on Chase’s thoughts about it.

And the mystery of sorts about the girls’ disappearance was interesting, although I think it took a backseat to the romance. I would have liked a little more, BUT the names in this book. lololol. You know I giggled out loud on more than one occasion.

Now that I’ve read all the books in this series, I’m ready to go back and reread them. Yes, I think I like Pennyroyal Green that much.


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6 Responses to “Since the Surrender by Julie Anne Long {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I don’t know what you’re talking about Amanda, I’m always able to stare at my husband and wordlessly communicate all the things I feel he needs to know. Obviously ;-) The sex in this one sounds so scandalous for a historical romance, so of course count me in!

    Which Pennyroyal Green book is your favorite?
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    • Clearly you and your husband exist on an entirely different plane than we do, Jenny. ;)

      I don’t know if I can choose a favorite JAL book! =O

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