Long ago, she d learned this key to deceit It was easy to lie, once you understood that no one really wanted the truth. A runaway Men who are technically not pirates A strong sense of loyalty. Sophia, the protagonist, is rather na ve That s not necessarily a bad trait, but sometimes, I m just like, What the fuck are you doing, SophiaShe can be frustrating I m of a logical person, and I really couldn t make sense of her reasoning sometimes I mean her concerns in the book are valid in a way, but she tends to overreact and run away Anyway, she does grow up a bit throughout the book I like that she becomes friends with all the rough, seemingly scary guys on the ship Sophia definitely becomes less shallow, as she was in the 1st book, and becomes someone who s willing to help out other people It s fun reading about all their wacky, funny interactions She talks to the men, draw pictures for of them she s an artist , cooks for them, 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 All Her Wildest, Most Wanton Fantasies, And Quite Another To Face The Dangerously Handsome Libertine Who Would Steal Both Her Virtue And Her GoldTo [ Pdf Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy #2) Ø planets PDF ] by Tessa Dare Á 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 2. 75 Slightly Bummed Lacklustre StarsBenedict Adolphus Dolly Grayson known by all but his little sister as Gray is a roguish charmer, seriously it seems to be an innate component of his character rather than something that feels forced, and it made me smile, at least after the first scene with him and Sophie, that first interaction he didn t exactly endear him to me Sophia is an innocent lady desiring to leave the constraints of Polite Society, and so she does something which she is sure will bar her from the Ton, she runaways on her wedding from a very eligible bachelor fianc Toby , and boards a ship leaving the shores of Britain, planning to return to London in 3 months so she can acquire her inheritance I very much liked the fact that despite being the typical virginal miss, Sophia stood toe to toe with Gray, he may have had her blushing at times but she was now cowerin Four and a half for this one I liked it a lot It was very unique in that the location is pretty much the same throughout the book It didn t bother me, though Every once in a while I would think Wow We ve been on a ship the entire time But it was only a surprised observation and not a complaint. There were some great side characters and the hero, Gray, is very lovable The heroine is Sophia, a character featured in Goddess of the Hunt She s the one who gave me some problems I thought she was very good and intriguing throughout most of it An English rose whose suiters and family all want to pamper her as if she s fragile china, she just wants some adventure and passion I thought it was a really nice duality for a character to be completely feminin 3. 3 stars Ó Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy #2) Ó Sophia Hathaway has run away from everything, jilted her groom and is on a secure passage on the ship Aphrodite Posing as a governess, Sophia things she has everything planned out to the last letter, until her heart pounds and passion flares when she lays eyes on the charming Benedict Gray Grayson Gray is trying to live his life on the noble side After years as a privateer, Gray feels it s time to straighten out his life and work to secure a future for his brother, his brother s son and his sister, but it s getting pretty hard with the beautiful governess is always near by tempting him and making his forget about his noble promises. Surrender of a Siren was a fast paced and fun read, Sophia dreams of something better then being thought
First, let me say that this book can be read stand alone, altho it will be a richer, nuanced read if you have read the first book Goddess of the Hunt GOTH Sophia only appeared in a handful of scenes there but the general consensus seems to be that she stole what scenes she was in A lot of readers seem to love her and looked forward to her story. I was not one of them. I generally don t respond well to characters with hmm, how shall I say this over active imagination I would say that it is almost a hot button with me I basically put Sophia down as a pathological liar in GOTH It is a tribute to Dare s skills as a writer that I ended up loving Sophia after I finsihed Sophia is such a strong character that she dominated the book This is as much her story as it is a romance and she is shown in all her vivid, lusty, selfish, curious, Tessa Dare is definitely on my authors to watch list now I loved her debut novel, Goddess of the Hunt, and even though this sequel wasn t as amazing as the previous book, it was still a great read. Sophia Hathaway has just abandoned her fianc Sir Toby Aldridge at the altar, and she s decided to finally live her life as she wants and not as her parents and society expect She seeks passion, adventure and excitement, and she knows she isn t likely to get that by marrying a man she doesn t love So she packs her art supplies and four dresses, withdraws five hundred pounds from her bank account oh, just imagine the look on the face of the bank clerk , wins another hundred pounds at a card party, leaves a letter to her family saying that she s eloping with Gervais, her fictitious painting master and lover, and buys a passage on th This review was originally posted on books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Historical Romance is my total brain candy it s my escape, my leave the world behind and soak in a bath with a glass of wine and melt the world away kind of reading Surrender of a Siren has your typical Rogue of a male lead and the virginal Lady trying to get away from the trappings of society Sophie is running away from home and a marriage she doesn t want She wants adventure and to be loved for how she is and not just some stepping stone that her family is using to move up in society When she discovers that on her 21st birthday the money that would be used for her dowry will be hers
About The Author
Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America s prestigious RITA award twice and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Booklist magazine named her one of the new stars of historical romance, and her books have been contracted for translation in than a dozen languages.A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.