Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review-Surrender Of A Siren

Surrender Of A Siren
Goddess (2)
Tessa Dare
384 Pages
Published Aug 2009
Regency/Nautical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-345-50687-0
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?(

Sophia Hathaway, flees her life in society and escapes frm what would be a loveless marriage. So she goes aboard the ship "Aphrodite" and gains passage from 'Gray (Benedict Grayson) who is the owner and his brother is the captain. Sopia is planning on being a governess and plans on having a life of her own. Now aboard the ship, with her sketchbook, she is in close proximity with the handsome rogue, Gray, whom tempts her with his tantalizing kissing. However there is a little hitch in this love story....Sophia has some secrets and ones that could destroy everything that Gray feels for her and she could lose everything that matters....

The Hero (Benedict Grayson)
Although Benedict is his first name, he goes by Gray. Gray is a reformed libertine, and attemptin to make a better life for himself and make things better for his brother (whom he has wronged in the past) and their younger sisters. Gray sails the sea for riches, and has always thought of himself now as a reformed rake...until he meets Sophia. The one woman he can't resist despite his determination not to give into temptation that Sophia is, and can he ever let he go?

The Heroine (Sophia Hathaway)
Sophia has a plan for her life, which has nothing to do with her family and the life that she has left behind. She wants more in her life such as passion and a unpredictable life with no rules that she has to follow. Sophia is a very talented artist and her paints are the most precious things she possesses in the world. Now on a ship she is strongly attracted to Gray, whom she yearns not only for his touch but his love...

My Thoughts
Surrender of a Siren is the Second in the Goddess Trilogy by Tessa Dare. Now I think I may have read works from this author, but I don't remember which ones, and when I saw this one and the blurb, I could hardly resist picking it up even though it I have had it for a few weeks now. Surrender of a Siren suprisingly kept me intrigued throughout the whole story, and I found myself enthralled by the characters and thoroghly charmed. I found myself almost falling in love just as these characters were, the details so vivid. A Delight!!!

My Favorite Quote
He released her just as quickly, but a lilt of the rowboat pitched Sophia back into his arms.
"Steady there," he murmured through a small smile. "I have you" Never in her life had she felt so acutely aware. Sophia felt that delicious, enticing heat, burn through every layer of her clothing-igniting desire in her belly.

My Grade On This Book
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Goddess of the Hunt
A Lady of Persuasion


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