Samantha Kane's latest Brothers in Arms, "Love's Surrender," is a lovely addition to the series. Nick and Oliver have been together since Waterloo. They are just as battered mentally as the other soldiers in the series. When Vanessa catches them in a compromising position, they both react to the desire they see in her. As they fall in love with her, they want her to leave her "privileged" life and join theirs.
I love Kane's writing. I love her voice and the fluent dialogue she can create. This book, while enjoyable and excellently written, seemed threadbare at times. I felt that there was something...more that could have been included. Overall, I did love the story, but that certain something just seemed to be missing for me.
Lady Vanessa Carlton-Smythe is from one of England's most well-respected families and the daughter of an earl. She has lived an exemplary life-the perfect daughter, the perfect lady. Until one Christmas Eve, when she meets two men who unleash her secret desires. She can't surrender her heart, only her body, and only for the next twelve days. After Twelfth Night, their affair must end and she will return to a life that is slowly suffocating her.
Veterans Nick and Oliver have been constant companions since Waterloo. They share everything, including women and a bad reputation. When Lady Vanessa catches them in a compromising position, they are seduced by the longing in her eyes. Cool, distant, unattainable-the more she protests, the more they want her. Vanessa's desires prompt the two men to finally give in to their feelings and become lovers. When desire becomes love, can they convince Vanessa to leave her privileged life behind and surrender to them forever?