by Tessa Dare

September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-50687-0
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Mass Market Paperback

Sophia Hathaway has really done it this time. Breaking her betrothal to Sir Toby, she fabricated an outlandish tale of love on the run. In doing so, she smashed her reputation to shards and eliminated all her options. Now she must leave England as soon as possible. To aid her flight, she once again manufactured her solution - an offer of employment on Tortola - and booked passage on the Aphrodite.

Benedict Grayson has not prospered as a profiteer without a healthy dose of skepticism. He can spot trouble a mile away, and Miss Jane Turner is trouble. She does not look like any governess he has ever encountered, and certainly does not act like one. He has put the profiteering days behind him and hopes this new business venture will help support his diverse family. The last thing he needs is a beautiful passenger with a cloudy past.

Surrender of a Siren follows fast on the heels of Goddess of the Hunt in Tessa Dare's historical trilogy. Sophia finds herself in unusual company indeed and has to not only keep her story straight, but also keep the dashing Mr. Grayson at arm's length. Sailing through dangerous waters will only bring the shipmates closer together as they fight the elements, and the rising tide of passion. Ms. Dare's second novel continues to deliver fine characters and an intricate plot. I look forward to the final book in the series.

Reviewed in August 2009 by Paula.

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