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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

Posted by Irish in Guilty Pleasure0 Comments

Publisher: Avon
Source: Amazon Vine
Publication Date: 30 Aug 11
Series or Standalone: Series
Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
Place(s) Traveled to: Spindle Cove – Sussex, England (1813)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
First Line: Bram stared into a pair of wide, dark eyes.
Spindle Cove Series Order
Book 1: A Night to Surrender
Book 1.5: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Novella)
Book 3: A Lady by Midnight
Book 4: Any Duchess Will Do (~2013)
Dear Reader,
Words can’t even begin to tell you just how much fun Tessa Dare’s A Night to Surrender is. There is lots of action which starts from the moment our hero, Victor “Bram” Bramwell, meets with our heroine, Susanna Firth. A meeting which involves a cannon and some sheep and it just doesn’t stop. I love that Susanna is such a strong female lead. She is fiesty and independent and is pursuing activities that make her happy no matter that they aren’t always what society would agree with. Bram is a bit more conventional. He’s a solider and wants to remain a solider. He doesn’t have time for love or settling down and so he has a rough journey in this book in accepting that maybe what he thought he always wanted isn’t the path he was meant for. 
Its also not just the main characters that make this book….though likeable main characters are definitely a plus….but all the secondary characters just make you fall in love with them. They’ll make you laugh and cry as you interact with them through Susanna and Bram’s eyes. They make you wish that there really was a place called Spindle’s Cove and that you could travel there for an extended holiday. Spindle’s Cove sounds like a haven. Well, that is before they were invaded by Bram’s militia! Though I must admit, one of my favorite characters didn’t have a single line of dialogue as it wasn’t a human but a wee lamb named Dinner. lol
This was a book that made me laugh and gave me many heart achy moments. I did find that the first time that Susanna and Bram…well (to quote a previous read that gave me an eye twitch) you know…to be a bit unrealistic. Not that it wasn’t steamy…but…its hard to say my thoughts exactly without spoiling. You’ll see what I mean when you read. Because, dear reader, you need to read this book. Its filled with great writing and wit and I am dying to return to Spindle’s Cove with the next book in the series. And you will as well, once you read this delightful book. Which I hope that you’ll go and do right now…because its so worth it.