A Night To Surrender by Tessa DareA Night To Surrender by Tessa Dare

A Night To Surrender

byTessa Dare

Mass Market Paperback | August 30, 2011

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“An engaging love story with strong, believable characters. I can’t wait to read the sequels!”
—Mary Balogh

“Prepare to fall in love.”
—Julia Quinn

Presenting the winner of the Avon FanLit contest, the immensely talented Tessa Dare! Tessa’s first Avon historical romance, A Night to Surrender, is a love story to remember—kicking off her wonderfully inventive Spindle Cove series, set in England’s Regency Era in a small seaside resort town that caters specifically to ladies “of good breeding and delicate constitution.” Fans of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle will delight in the passionate chaos that ensues when a dashing British officer, under orders, “invades” this community of strong-willed “spinsters,” only to discover he’s met his match in Miss Susannah Finch!

Tessa Dare is theNew York Timesbestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
Title:A Night To SurrenderFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:August 30, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062049836

ISBN - 13:9780062049834

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful start I loved both Bram and Susanna as a matter of fact. As Bram himself frequently mentioned, he and Susanna were made for each other. I do believe that they were soulmates, and what I loved was that the similarities between them were not forced. Both Susanna and Bram had different interests and it was their personalities that both clashed and made them well-suited for one another. This was a sweet and light (with the right amount of angst) read! I enjoyed both the story and the characters.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start I hadn't expected for Bram to be as sweet as he was and I don't know how Susanna was able to resist him for as long as she did! It was a wonderful story with a really cute way of how the two of them met and how they finally learned to overcome their own insecurities to be together. I think Colin is hilarious and I can't wait to read his story with Minerva!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Start to an Amazing Series Tessa Dare is a fantastic author. "A Night to Surrender" was a fantastic beginning to the Spindle Cove story. The characters had depth, the romance was believable but beautiful at the same time. The characters didn't just change suddenly they evolved as the story progressed. The setting descriptions were also detailed and really set the mood for the story. I highly recommend the Spindle Cove series, along with Tessa Dare's "Castles Ever After" series. I have read many of her books and unlike other authors they are not repetitive or predictable. She changes up characters and situations in her books to keep the reader interested. I fall in love with each of the people in her stories. She also really captures a woman's point of view about love, lust and affection. I am a huge fan.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A night to surrender Fun reading fast paced. Good entertaining time.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice read really 3.5 stars. appreciated the spindle cove origin story (this book is 1st in series) and the smart heroine. outdoor 'fun time' on what seemed to be the town green, and up on a guard tower, too implausible for the time period and quite a mood breaker for me.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glorious Beautifully written. Dramatic heartbreaking and truly a delight
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Interesting concept and I'll read the rest of the series even though this first was a tad too predictable
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Just Not Captivating Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews A Night to Surrender has some really great moments and then there were times where the story was really dragging for me. A Night to Surrender was missing a climax and a solid conflict for me. Other than that, the characters and the idea of Spindle Cove was great. Bram came across as a man starved for affection. He used a lot of flowery words and phrases that were a bit over the top for me. Susanna on the other hand definitely gave off the vibe as if it would not have mattered to her either way if a man came in to sweep her off her feet or if she lived in Spindle Cover forever unmarried. I kind of liked that. She was a very self sufficient woman. I loved the idea of a safe haven for women who didn't fit into society. A place where they could build confidences or escape medieval doctors with their quack cures. The ladies never had to worry about prying eyes of gossipy ton. The town was primarily made up of women and with out a doubt, they had a pretty good thing going on. When Bram and his two comrades visit Spindle Cover, the order and perfectly planned schedules of the women get ruffled. Bram enters the scene with a boom (literally) and the men bring chaos. I really liked the secondary character Colin, Lord Payne a lot. He helped fill in some comic relief and was the noted scene stealer of the book. I will definitely carry on in the series as it is his book next, A Week To Be Wicked. Bram was trying to leave Spindle Cove just as hard as he was trying to stay. The conflict of his constant threat of departing back to the military didn't really come across as all that believable. He fell in love too fast with Susanna and I just didn't feel it was a strong enough reason to keep them separated. He wasn't really torn about the decision to leave or stay. Awesome quote from Susanna: "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." Great premise for a story and the couple was sweet. I just wasn't as captivated as I normally am with historical romances. Teasers: sheep-bomber, withered appendage, Rutting Bull, "Dinner" the adorable lamb
Date published: 2012-12-13