A Night to Surrender

A Night to Surrender 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 cer

  • Title: A Night to Surrender
  • Author: Tessa Dare
  • ISBN: 9780062049834
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 thoseWelcome 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

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    1. I thought I was being so cute when I took a GR buddy up on a dare to read this one if she would read Led Astray by a Rake by Sara Bennett. We're not exactly sure who got the short end of the stick in this affair. I think the Bennett book probably has bigger font, so I got shafted this go-round. When we meet next time, GR Buddy, it will be YOU at a disadvantage.As I read this, I thought it was a lot like a Doris Day-Rock Hudson comedy, except in costumes and with little of the wit and charm and a [...]

    2. If a woman's intellect was in any way analogous to her undergarments, men should thrill to see it revealed. Strangely enough, Susanna had never known it to work that way.I hated this book. Absolutely despised it. And spent the whole time wondering what was wrong with me.I should delight in Dare's little protofeminist who sets up a haven for girls/women that's managed to set itself outside of the patriarchy. And I can tell Dare is trying REALLY HARD here. But she's completely failing. I didn't li [...]

    3. Keepin' this shortA Night to Surrender is the first book in Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove series, and a funny, sexy, poignant story! And when I say funny, I mean laugh-out-loud funny! Bram and Susanna are wonderful people who captured my heart, and I couldn't get enough of them. But truth be told, the entire cast of characters is so intriguing, so compelling, so in need of happily ever afters, that I absolutely must read their stories, too.Honestly, stories like this is why historical romance is my [...]

    4. All he's ever been and all he's ever wanted to be is a soldier. At twenty-nine Lieutenant Colonel Victor Bramwell of the British army is too young to retire. A lead ball damaged his knee eight months ago, and Bram now faces the prospect of having to resign his commission. Visiting Sir Lewis Finch at Spindle Cove is Bram's last hope that he might regain his field command. When Sir Lewis acknowledges that Bram's knee is not up to coping with the demands of being an infantry officer, he offers Bram [...]

    5. "We have to get out of here, Bram. Before they take our bollocks and use them for pincushions."Bram made his way to the nearest wall and propped one shoulder against it, resting his knee. Damn, that climb had been steep. "Let me understand this," he said, discreetly rubbing his aching thigh under the guise of brushing off loose dirt. "You're suggesting we leave because the village is full of spinsters? Since when do you complain about an excess of women?""These are not your normal spinsters. The [...]

    6. *4.5*Wow, this book marks a momentous occasion for me: I finally found a M/F historical romance that I could fall in love with!I get it now, folks, I get it. I finally understand why people read those books with the old-fashioned, bosomy women on the cover, embraced with some semi-naked man.A lot readers get into romance through different ways. Many of my friends cut their teeth on historical romance or harlequin romances. I, however, found my way to romance through urban fantasy. Though I've tr [...]

    7. Dear book,If you are swept away by the romantic beauty of the Regency Era, and can allow yourself to forget all about the fact that everyone probably smelled terrible, there were no toilets, and most of us would have probably been stuck being a poor servant or wife of a dirt farmer and died early from something stupid like an infected hangnail this book is for you.Like all good romances, it all starts with a harmless little sheep-bombing. Bloody sheep - always in the road. What's a good military [...]

    8. Where has historical romance been all my life? Seriously, you guys? Why did no one tell me how amazing it can be? This book was magical. I LOVED IT.Bram. Oh! You stupid, stubborn idiot. I love you. I'd let you ravage me any day. Loves. Get in the man-dungeon.Susanna. A woman after my own heart. She is doing her part to help women who don't fit the mold that society wants to put them in, be themselves and escape the horrific "cures" that those in the medical world want to inflict upon them. She's [...]

    9. Tessa Dare continues to dazzle! No formal review just a few of my favorite quotes which (fair warning) are spoilery:"Susanna fair. I want to hear you say you're mine."She framed his face in her hands and looked him in the eye. "I'll say this. I claim sole possession of my body, my heart, and my soul. And tonight, I choose to share them all with you."The word "like" did not communicate an unspoken connection of similar minds, or an obsessive attention to freckles. It certainly didn't encompass th [...]

    10. 4 ½ stars – Historical/Regency RomanceAnother satisfying, steamy read from Tessa Dare and a great start to a promising new series! I loved the unique storyline, quaint setting, humor, quirky secondary characters, and especially the passionate, fun, and believable romance between a gruff, alpha military hero and spirited spinster heroine, who were perfectly suited for each other and totally combustible together.I can't wait for the next book, A Week to Be Wicked, to come out! 4 ½ stars!

    11. Wow, with this book I went from: (1) I don't expect much from this book, to (2) wow this actually isn't bad! I think I'll like it!, to (3) OMG I can't believe the suckage here, but maybe it gets better, to (4) I must stop reading, I can't stand it any longer.*At the start, I enjoyed this book FAR more than I expected. It made it to my list by a recommendation (can't remember from where Julia Quinn maybe?) but I didn't expect much. I'll be honest, the author's name sounds so made up and over-the [...]

    12. This book was SO CUTE! It was really funny too, I cracked up several times, like momentary uncontrollable laughing. The humor was great and the best thing about this book to me. I enjoyed the story and the romance as well, BUT, I can’t give it more than 3 stars cuz maaaan, somewhere around the 70% mark in my kindle, I just sorta fell out of it and became really bored. The tension seemed to have fled the story by then, and it felt like nothing was really happening. I struggled to get back into [...]

    13. Mi sexto libro del #RetoRita. Tras varios libros bastante malos de contemporánea, he tenido que volver al romance histórico para encontrar una historia que me convenciera, con una protagonista de armas tomar (nunca mejor dicho), que sabe lo que quiere y va a por ello. No conocía a la autora Tessa Dare, su forma de escribir me ha gustado mucho, así como la historia que ha creado. Una historia que ilustra muy bien lo que vivían/sufrían las mujeres en esa época por no ser lo que la sociedad [...]

    14. I think I went into reading this book with higher expectations then I should have, after reading my friends' reviews. I could have enjoyed the book more, alas, I couldn't find what I was looking for.The book had lovely humour and made me chuckle numerous times. I was yawning in between the chuckles, but it's still worth giving it a chance.

    15. 23ª Lectura del #RetoRitaPremiada con un RITA a la Mejor novela de Regencia en 2012, lo merece sin ninguna duda. Es un ejemplo perfecto de novela de regencia de esta segunda década del siglo XXI: centrada en la historia de amor y en los conflictos personales de cada protagonista, sin intrigas importantes ni antagonistas villanos que dificulten (o alimenten) la relación de pareja. Eso implica que el conjunto de personajes debe sostener la novela, y no es fácil lograrlo con todos. Tessa Dare l [...]

    16. This book has been taking up room on my eReader for a couple months now because I just can't finish it. Reading about these characters just made me want to pull my hair out, which is sad because I enjoy Tessa Dare's prose. SUMMARY:Miss Susanna Finch is an unlikely spinster heroine who pretty much runs an unlikely little towned (nicknamed Spinsters Cove) with a group of unlikely spinster girls who like to live away from men as spinsters and be merry (and unlikely). It's explained that the girl [...]

    17. Yay, I found a new author to love! I swear, something about the historical romance genre makes the titles/covers/stories blur together sometimes. Within a few pages of A Night to Surrender, I knew this author writes a bit different than the norm. She managed to make me laugh numerous times. The banter between Susanna and Bram is a happy kind of back and forth and totally chuckle worthy.So then I settled in with my cup of coffee last night to finish the book, halfway through and comfortable with [...]

    18. 3.5me gusta la forma de escribir de la autora. Me encanta su sentido del humor, las situaciones tan divertidas que plantea y esa ironía mordaz que llenan sus diálogos el problema es que la pareja protagonista no me ha convencido. No voy a negar que el final es de lo más tierno pero todo surge demasiado precipitado y pesa más la lujuria que el amor Tan solo es mi opinión.De todas formas, seguiré de cerca a esta autora, porque ya he comentado que su estilo me gusta mucho y el libro en genera [...]

    19. #RetoRita3,5No es una historia de esas que dejan huella, pero me he reído muchísimo. Unos diálogos divertidos, con unos protagonistas peculiares Bram y Susanna que me han hecho reír mucho. No puedo olvidarme de Colin, qué ratos me ha dado.Lectura fácil, entretenida y divertida, sin más pretensiones. Lujuria, puyas y situaciones divertidas que te hacen querer seguir leyendo para ver cuál será la próxima perlita que soltarán. Me he reído mucho.

    20. Радвам се, че най-сетне се наканих да прочета тази книга. Отдавна не бях чела нещо подобно и ми беше много приятно отново да се потопя в този жанр.

    21. Oh my God, books make me bipolar, I swear. I only just cried from The Bourbon Thief and then I was laughing hysterically between the pages of this book, the genre of which I abandoned while still in high school. A totally different set of 5 stars, but 5 stars nontheless. Over and out

    22. Delightfully humorous! I haven't laughed this much during reading a romance novel in a while. Tessa Dare is now one of my new favorite authors.

    23. Review posted on Demon Lover's Books & MoreI’ve wanted to read this one for a while, and the other night I was flipping through to see if it was what I wanted to read before bed. *sigh* I should have known you can’t just “flip through” one of Tessa Dare’s books. I was up til 1 am where I had to stop because my eyes literally wouldn’t focus any longer. In fact, I think the same could be said of all 3 books in this series, since I read them all in the same week.Susanna is the only [...]

    24. Probablemente 4 1/2 estrellas.Compré "Una noche nada más" este verano porque lo vi en oferta en una librería, me gustó la portada (superficial, sí, pero a menudo un detalle importante), y me llamó la atención que la novela había ganado el RITA en 2012. La historia de "Una noche nada más" es muy original ya que tiene la valentía de reírse, con elegancia y sutileza, de muchos clichés de las novelas de Regencia. El argumento no es, sin embargo, en exceso elaborado, en realidad es muy si [...]

    25. Meh. 2.5? Is this an unpopular opinion? Could be my timing and attitude right now, but it was just a bit of a miss for me. I found this book amusing and light-hearted, a little slow and a little annoying. -Bram felt like he was kind of traditional, yet accepts that Susanna has all these hidden talents and "manly pursuits"-I felt like the sex was kind of taking up too much of the plot, as nice as some of that was-The set up was justlly. And the tension didn't really make me keep coming back.+The [...]

    26. Maybe I shouldn't rate this, since I only got 20% of the way in before I gave up, but it seems about right. It's competently written, in the sense that the spelling and grammar are correct, the dialog sounds like speech and the characters are at least a bit compelling, and nothing about the story really offends me. That much generally earns at least two stars, even if the rest of the book is a lazy, cliched, big dumb mess. It's a bad book, but it's a harmless one, so two stars it is.Despite what [...]

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