Review: Surrender (Bitter Creek King’s Brats Series #3)

Surrender: A Bitter Creek Novel by [Johnston, Joan]

Title: Surrender
Author: Joan Johnston
Series: Bitter Creek King’s Brats Series #3
Pub Date: February 27, 2018
ISBN: 9780399177774
Genre: Western Romance


In New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s scorching contemporary romance, a second chance at love may be the last.
When a sudden tornado of flame from a raging forest fire snuffs out both engines of the Twin Otter being piloted by Taylor Grayhawk, she locks eyes with the last man on the plane: her longtime enemy and one-time lover, smoke jumper Brian Flynn. Grayhawk and Flynn can’t agree on anything—not even how to escape their desperate situation. Once they’re on the ground, the only shelter they can find leaves the adversaries trapped together—with no way out.

Injured and starving, Taylor and Brian struggle to survive, yet somehow the threat of imminent death reignites something deep and powerful between them. Feelings they thought long dead rise from the ashes, suddenly making them more than just allies in a life-or-death struggle against nature’s fury. A still greater challenge awaits when fate delivers them from harm and puts their rekindled love to its ultimate test: Surrender to each other, or part forever.


In Joan Johnston latest title in book #11 of her Bitter Creek series, but #3 of King’s Brat we find ourselves fighting a w whirlwind fire in “Surrender” sold by Random House and branded under Dell (February 27, 2018). It has been a while since I visited Grawhawks and the Flynn. That it was a pleasure when I got the opportunity from Random House and Netgalley to get the ARC for this title.

This novel like Joan Johnston other titles in the duel series started off with a bang and maintained that tone throughout the telling of this story.

The tale begins, with Taylor Grayhawk making a daring attempt at landing a plan when both engines were snuffed out by a tornado of flames. Fortunately for Taylor, Brian Flynn a smoke jumper was still on board. With the assistance of Brian’s parachute, they both escaped the crash.

Now stranded in the middle of the raging flames, they will have to put their personal difference asides to escape the flames that are looking for its first victims.

Surrender was fast-paced and loved pulling at the heartstrings. With enjoyable characters and a solid plot, old readers and new readers to this series will find it hard to put this one down.



Joan Johnston

Joan Johnston, the top ten New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Bitter Creek (THE COWBOY, THE TEXAN and THE LONER plus 18 more including the Mail-Order Bride, Captive Hearts and Sisters of the Lone Star series) and Hawk’s Way (nine in all) novels, has written more than fifty-five award-winning historical and contemporary romance novels, thirty-eight of which are connected. She received an M.A. in theater from the University of Illinois and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. Joan Johnston lives in Colorado and South Florida.




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