A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 27 January, 2014 by Amanda / 14 Comments

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Series: Spindle Cove #1
Also in this series: A Week to Be Wicked, A Lady by Midnight, Any Duchess Will Do
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are… nowhere to be found. Or are they?

Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.

Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters… and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army.

Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle… but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?

Tessa Dare can do no wrong.

Thoughts on A Night to Surrender

Tessa Dare can do no wrong. Because any book that makes me request the remaining three books in the series after finishing is a DAMN GOOD BOOK. A Night to Surrender even sets the stage for two other couples, which is part of the reason for the request binge…

The other part, of course, is that Tessa Dare writes some amazing books. This one starts with sheep bombing. SHEEP BOMBING. No lie. I adore these characters. They’re so real and flawed and lovable. (For the most part anyway. Lord Payne, I’m looking at you.)

I also really love the spin that Susanna had on the whole “You’re mine” line from Bram. (Which is always a favorite, you know.) She says that she owns her body, heart, and soul, and that she willingly shares them with Bram. And that’s a far more powerful statement to make than admitting to be someone’s.

Also, guys, the sex. WHERE IT HAPPENS. o.O O.O O.o AWESOME.

The more Tessa Dare I read, the more I love her. And even though I’ve just requested the remaining three books in this series, I don’t want it to end, since it’ll be the last of her books I have left to read. *flaily flails*


Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,


14 Responses to “A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Tessa Dare really is the Queen of Regency Romance. I love her quirky sense of humor that surprises me as I read (for some reason, I don’t expect humor in historicals. I think it’s all that Johanna Lindsay I read growing up. Serious and passion-filled. Little to no humor.).

  2. Oh my gosh, I have recently fallen in love with Tessa Dare, too! I spent Sunday reading A Week to Be Wicked (the second book) and I actually liked it more than A Night to Surrender (and I didn’t think that was possible!). Lord Payne might grown on you. Seriously. SERIOUSLY! Although, sadly, there is no sheep bombing in A Week to Be Wicked.

    Anyway, I should talk about A Night to Surrender. I just loved it. I loved the setting. Spindle Cove is amazing. And I love how strong Susanna is, and how smart, and how she just wants to give ladies a safe place to be.

    And I agree, I like how Susanna says she’ll share her body, heart and soul with Bram because she loves him. So good!

    I cannot wait to hear what you think of A Week to Be Wicked. I want to rush out and read them all, but I also want to savor them, because once I’ve read them, I’ve read them! I did really like the first book in her new series, though, that comes out tomorrow. Romancing the Duke. Have you read that one?

    I actually really think I like Tessa Dare more than Sarah MacLean. Not that MacLean is bad, because her books are great. But Dare’s are more my style. Dare is right up there with Julia Quinn and Julie Garwood for me.

    • *whispers* I’ve read this entire series now—I binged on library books back in December. My review for A Week to Be Wicked will be up on the 10th. I loved Minerva. ;)

      I haven’t read her new book yet. I requested it from the library, though!

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