I truly enjoyed Surrender of a Siren. You get swashbuckling adventure galore and delightfully, deliciously flawed characters throughout. The story was dramatic, poignant, and heartbreaking at times, but Tessa Dare never took the easy way out.
Sophia could have been the usual spoiled heiress and Gray the clichéd Casanova, but it was never quite that easy to pigeonhole them, even from the start. It helped that for all their beauty, charm, and wit – they were intensely, unmistakably human underneath. Despite all that Gray tried to do for his crew and his family – he still screwed up and hurt them – which was terribly heartbreaking, yet something that all of us could relate to. Between the chemistry of the love story and a vivid portrait of life as it was then, this is a page-turner that was well worth picking up.
New author Tessa Dare takes passion to the high seas in this steamy tale of a runaway bride and a devilishly disarming privateer.
Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society’s constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it’s one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold.
To any well-bred lady, Benedict “Gray” Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest–until Sophia’s perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly he’ll brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. She’s beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogue’s redemption? Or will the runaway heiress’s secrets destroy their only chance at love?
From the Paperback edition.