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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, and ultimately, becomes their friend The main guy is likable less frustrating than Sophia He seems like just another cocky guy at the beginning, but throughout the book, we see depth in him He really cares for his family, and he s insecure about messing up things for them I love reading about his complex, close relationship with his brother half brother the brother s mother was a slave He wants to be a good, reputable man for his sister, which is sweet He s increddddibly loyal.Overall, I like Surrender of a Siren This is a solid 3 stars for me I like the characters and their developments The plot is fun with most of it being on the ship I love that Tessa Dare s books, while there is obviously romance in it, also have some really thoughtful moments and introspection This book has definitely shown that It s better than the 1st book in my opinion The cover and the title are notpreferable, but it s a good book If you want some romance, drama, humor, loyal family theme, strong camaraderie between men who work on a ship, etc try it out Things that you might want to know WARNING Spoilers below Is there a happy satisfying ending view spoiler Yep With a cute epilogue too hide spoiler [Download] ♹ Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy #2) ♼ Desperate 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 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 cowering miss, and embraced the adventures that came her way I did like some of the interaction between Sophia and the crew, but overall the sense of emotion and sweetness wasn t there for me.It wasn t until the 11% or so mark that I really found myself smiling, somewhat, as I read The romance between Gray and Sophia has moments that are endearing and cute as they circle each other and the sexual tension between them swells That being said there were also instances in such moments where the spark and potent humour charm I am coming to expect from Tessa Dare was not entirely there The premise of this sounded fab, and the bones of the book could have led to something magical, but the execution wasn t what I was hoping for After my last few reads of Dare s books my expectations were high, but this was just ok tepid It didn t grip my attention and time was not forgotten as I lost myself in the characters and story One Tessa Dare book that won t be on my re read pile. 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 feminine and innocent, but to harbor depraved fantasies and a longing for thrill It was a fun twist.However, she s kind of a selfish heroine, too She s run away, leaving her family no real hint as to where she s gone in addition to the expenses of a canceled wedding, and her fiance with nothing but the humiliation of having been jilted Wow What a sweetie Makes me really want to root for her Hurrah So I was torn between liking her quite a bit and wishing she weren t so self centered Then, toward the end, the author takes us through a stretch where the heroine seems extremely selfish and cowardly It s pretty frustrating and would have cost the book at least one star had Sophia not pulled it out in a scene similar to Elizabeth s testimony before the House of Lords in Judith McNaught s Almost Heaven I have to admit to the frustration with the heroine because it was strong, but at the same time I have to applaud Tessa Dare for pulling the whole thing off beautifully. 3.3 stars 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 of as only a beautiful trinket She wants to be accepted as a woman with a few wanton ideas Thinking the only way to be free was the run away But she can t help but feel a strong pull toward Gray, and decides to do some chasing Gray promised his brother who is the Captain of the Aphrodite he wouldn t touch the pretty little governess, but somehow she keeps invading his thoughts and dreams somehow knowing he was in a losing battle with her in passion and love Gray was one of those characters that drew you in As you learn about his past, not only does he feel guilt for what he did to his family, but now he s trying to build bridges that were once burn down between himself and his brother Joss But also thinking of his sister and her future He wasn t perfect, far from it, and was very open about the fact, but he was very redeemable, and did redeem himself ten times over when he was willing to lay his life down for his brother When he fell in love with Sophia he fell hard, and was willing to accept her for whom she was even with the lies she weave In Goddess of the Hunt, I didn t care for Sophia and with SOAS I only like her a bit She had a great zest for life and was a great character, but I felt she would only show true moments of being a mature woman, then run away and hide behind her lies I would have liked her , if she faced up and told the truth eailer on to Gray and others then having everything blow up in her face Although she did tell the truth and come clean and see her wrong doings but was dragged along till the end, which unnesscary and dragged down the story somewhat With Sophia lies the only downer in an otherwise great story, the sexual tension between Sophia and Gray was red hot, and some scenes had me reaching for a fan to cool off The humor and some dialogue had me laughing out loud and even the goats got into the show With most of the book taking place on the sea, the book never dragged and always kept it s enjoyable paced Leaving you hanging for the next in the series.Overall an enjoyable read that will have you laughing at time, with a fun happy ending and a lesson of learning to be yourself. 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, mischievous, artistic glory.My favorite scene in the whole book is the dolphin fish scene Sailors are harpooning fish for food and Sophia sees the fish lose its beautiful rainbow colors as it is in its death throes Any other heroine would go swooning back to her cabin but not Sophia She wants to harpoon, too I loved how the scene turned on a dime Her lust for LIFE for so huge and it really moved me.SOAS starts pretty much where GOTH left off Sophia has just escaped wedding a baronet which her ambitious family much desired She books a passage on a ship to Tortola in the Virgin Islands where she meets the hero, Gray, the owner of the ship and a former privateer Approximately 80% of the novel occurs on the ocean I ve always imagined that sea voyage stories are one of the harder ones to write and not make claustrophobic Dare does a great job of describing what could be endless days I thought the pace of the book was surprisingly good since sea voyages aint my cuppa The only lull I came across was at the end when the court scenes were not as grandly climatic as what I am used to I was reminded of quite a few books as I was reading SOAS I guess it can t be helped when you started reading romances as an amoeba as I have The last sea voyage romance I read before this was Marsha Canham s fabulous The Iron Rose Both Iron Rose and SOAS are assured, vivid novels where you practically smell the ocean breeze but that s where the comparison ends The Canham is a classic swashbuckling adventure where you almost expect Errol Flynn to appear any minute in costume SOAS reminds me of James Cameron s Titanic an ocean romance with a restless heiress feeling trapped and eventually finding her true self destiny.Genre Sea cabin romance, Regency PeriodSeries Second in a trilogySensuality PG 13 to RContent warnings None.Grade A 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 the Aphrodite, the next ship leaving to Tortola Sophia s plan is simple pretending to be a penniless governess, Miss Jane Turner , on the journey to her next employment, she ll be able to leave England and thus escape her parents pursuit and buy the time she needs not much, only a few months until she turns twenty one, when she ll assume control of her inheritance and her life.Benedict Gray Grayson is, in his own words,a liar, a thief, a libertine, and worseHe s no gentleman either, but he s the owner of the Aphrodite so Sophia has no choice but to convince him to accept her as a passanger on his ship Gray is a former privateer, which is basically a pirate sanctioned by the Crown, but now that the war is over, he s starting a new life and this will be the first time the Aphrodite will sail the sea as a respectable merchant ship Gray knows from the start that Sophia is going to be a threat to his decision to leave his womanizing days behind, but he s also a practical man and the Aphrodite can t afford the luxury of refusing passengers if he wants to make a success of his new business So he takes the vexing woman to his ship, and this is how their journey begins.Obviously, spending time together in close proximity for weeks and weeks makes it hard to control the growing attraction between them, and they end up falling in love with each other Gray opens his heart to Sophia, and tells her things that he s never shared with anyone On her part, she isn t that open, afraid that revealing her identity to him will turn him away But the deception will have to end eventually What will happen when Gray finally learns the truth Will he be able to trust her then More important, will he be able to trust his feelings for her If she s lied to him all the time, does he really know her at all Kudos to Ms Dare s writing to make this story work for me, because I m not a fan of pirate privateer heroes or deceitful heroines Gray wasn t a privateer any, but this book took place mostly at sea so it was as if he still was As for Sophia, she was almost a pathological liar and couldn t tell the truth to save her life Strangely enough, I liked both Gray and Sophia despite all that Sure, I wanted to shake them well, mainly Sophia a couple of times, but I found myself rooting for them all the same.Gray was a true scoundrel trying to reform, and I love that kind of hero He had lied, cheated, stolen his brother Joss s inheritance not only once, but twice and let his sister Bel down He made no excuses for that and he would have done all of it again if given another chance, as he believed it was all a means to an end view spoiler to protect his brother and sister, to restore their family s fortune and to secure their future hide spoiler 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 to control, a haphazard plan forms to sail on a ship bound for a sugar plantation and hide there until her birthday, when she will gain control of her fortune.Gray is trying to go respectable He was a pirate privateer during the war seizing and looting ships in the name of the crown But now that the war is over, he needs a new way to make a living on the seas In his new legitimate life, he has converted his ship to have passenger cabins and passed the role of Captain to his brother while he is the owner of their newly formed shipping company He is trying very hard to leave behind all of his roguish ways be respectable but when he meets Jane Turner Sophie in hiding thoughts of her consume him and makes that plan very difficult.The romance between Gray and Sophie has moments that are endearing and cute as they circle each other the sexual tension between them building, it also has moments where I want to pull out my hair Sophie is pretending to be someone she is not and Gray can be an asshat at times I liked how Sophie challenged him in a lot of ways but hated a few of the things she said that tricked him.Overall it is an old school Historical Romance Rogue Virgin that definitely gets to where it is going and does have some very cute moments to go along with some frustrating ones It is the second book in The Wanton Dairymaid trilogy and you do not need to read them in order as this stands alone well If you like books which involve trials at sea, I think this would be a fun read You ought to take care how you bat those eyelashes, sweetheart One of these days, you re likely to knock a man overboard Narration Gabriella Baker did a decent job with the characters given to her to portray I think I might have struggled with Gray had she not softened some of the harsher words he said to Sophie She was able to make the book come to life Listen to a clip HERE