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Eager to marry her but so far she s managed to eep them at bay A student of Mary Wollstonecraft s teachings Tempest has no intention of marrying or surrendering her independence and wealth to a man Once she comes of age she ll inherit Harper Hill sugar plantation and in honor of her father s dying wish she ll free the slaves who work there Until then she bides her time advocating for and educating the slaves at Harper Hill Unfortunately her actions haven t gone unnoticed and Lord Nathaniel Delamere a friend of her late father s is both determined to marry Tempest and put a stop to her plans Recently he s become aggressive in his pursuit and seems increasingly unwilling to accept no for an answerTempest remains convinced she can evade Delamere and any other suitors but Edward Cary Harper Hill s estate manager and Tempest s dearest friend isn t so sure To that end he s decided the best way to Lefty keep her safe is to send her to her grandfather s estate in Yorkshire After some discreet inuiries he decides to approach Captain Andrew Corrvan of the Fair Colleen and bribe him into taking Tempest to England When the story opens the two men are deep in negotiations and Corrvan a fair honest leader in spite of his reputation for ruthlessness isn t convinced carrying Tempest off against her will is any better than marrying her off to one of her suitors When Tempest accidentally interrupts their conversation Corrvan realizesidnapping her won t be easy the lady is headstrong temperamental and fiercely independent To his own surprise he finds himself agreeing to the deal and leaves the meeting wondering what he s got himself intoGetting Tempest on board proves easier than Corrvan hoped After traveling into town without an escort and against Edward s wishes Tempest is readying to return to Harper Hill when she spots an injured young black boy being escorted out of a pub by two sailors Concerned they re up to no good she follows them from town to the docks onto a rowboat and ultimately aboard the ship Fair Colleen When she s finally spotted and asks after the young boy a crewman escorts her to the captain s cabin Told who awaits him Corrvan can t believe his luck He sets sail for England and heads to his cabin to speak with TempestTempest as expected is furious and demands Corrvan return her to Antigua Corrvan refuses As every romance reader can guess these two love to hate each other Proximity not enough in my opinion attraction stormy seas desire conspire to bring them together It isn t long before they iss and then fall into bed The sex which happens maybe the third or fourth time they actually meet ahem fails to titillate Instead it brings to mind the phrase wham bam thank you ma am Much like the relationship itself the sex is abrupt not very romantic and randomAs I mentioned previously Ms Craig fails to develop the relationship between Tempest and Corrvan She chooses instead to eep reminding the reader how independent intelligent and passionate Tempest is to arbitrarily introduce a gay couple to demonstrate what a great captain Corrvan is turns out he directed his crew to rescue the black boy from Delamere and then introduces an entire subplot related to Corrvan and his uest for
revenge against the man who long ago illed his father when he sank his ship Revenge against the man who long ago illed his father when he sank his ship Revenge ept Corrvan from his family and England for than a decade and he worries about what awaits him when he finally makes it home Needless to say the Fair Colleen makes it to London From this point the story slowly
makes its way to the inevitable happy ending but not before its way to the inevitable happy ending but not before and Corrvan are faced with a few twistsIn To Tempt an Heiress Ms Craig tries to do too much in too few pages The relationship between the principals never has a chance to heat up before they end up in bed together and honestly they barely get to now one another even after it happens In fact their intense attraction to one another is slightly baffling they literally have less than a handful of conversations before they re having sex and falling in love We re told Tempest is a fiery independent spirit with a passion to help the slaves on her plantation but her character never demonstrates any of this depth and she comes across as a silly almost na ve young woman Slavery feminismwe barely hear about either once she falls for AndrewAndrew doesn t fare much better After running away from his mother and stepfather he pursues a life at sea in order to avenge the death of his father He doesn t stay in touch with either of them and only after he arrives in London does he discover his stepfather died two years ago leaving him everything including a robust shipping concern His mother has been left to worry about him mourn her deceased husband and run the family business Once Andrew returns not much changes He s still resistant to taking over the company and only a threat to Tempest s safety eeps him from running away from England and his mother again He eventually catches up to his father "s iller but the scene is so anticlimactic and ugly there s little " killer but the scene is so anticlimactic and ugly there s little in itMs Craig introduces a few potentially interesting secondary characters Corrvan s mother a pair of gay crew members Tempest s grandfather but again we don t really get a chance to How to Make a Plant Love You know them and she fails to develop their storylines in any meaningful fashion Frankly almost everyone in the story is a bit too good to be true except Delamere As for him he pops up at the very beginning and the very end and though both Edward and Andrew consider him a threat Tempest never seems overly concerned with his machinations Ms Craig needed a bad guy and Delamere fits the billI wanted to like To Tempt an Heiress Unfortunately the idea of the book is interesting than the book itself I believe Edward Cary s story is next in the series I ll wait and see what other reviewers think of that one before I m tempted to read it myself. H seas Until he agrees to abduct a headstrong heiressIf traveling for weeks without a chaperone isn’t enough to ruin Tempest the desire she feels for her dark and dangerously attractive captor will do the rest The storm brewing between them will only gather strength when they reach England where past and present perils threaten to tear them apart even so than their own stubborn hear. R weeks on end And they re not supposed to get naked but they both really want to get naked C mon What s better than that While there aren t extended intimate encounters in the book there are just two bona fide sex scenes actually the tension between the characters and what our minds can do on their own is almost steamy than the actual scenes themselvesThis is my first Susanna Craig novel but it most certainly won t be my last Needless to say I d recommend this book to all people with eyeballs but especially readers who love great prose admirable characters and exceptional really exceptional historical writing If you re into explicit sex this isn t the book for you but if you like a good slow burn as we said in a recent review then you ll love Andrew and Tempest Get thee to a bookshop humans Do not delay This had me sucked in right from the start a super read with plenty of heat cant wait to read by this author recommended to all Tempest who recently lost her father stands to inherit his vast estate in Antigua Too protect her her plantation manager plots with Andrew the ship s captain and the hero of this story toidnap her and take her to England The goal is to Cities and Dialogue keep her safe from suitors who won t take no for an answerI liked the setting Antigua and wish it stayed either there or on the ocean I liked Tempest She was a good character ahead of her time feminist and anti slavery This had a great start I lost interest in it when they got to England I thought Tempest too easily gave up what was most important to her in the beginning especially factoring travel times I doubt she will ever be going back Andrew was okay I found myself not having any strong feelings towards him I didn t really like or dislike him eArc courtesy of Kensington Books Lyrical Press and NetGalley I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of the eARC I received from Netgalley and the publisher45 starsThis book was so much better than the first book I loved Tempest an Tempestuous and temptingSlavery abolitionists a headstrong willful heiress piracy and a chase across the oceans from Antigua to London And this is just the beginning Plenty of heart stopping action frisson between the two main protagonists make this an excellent addition to this latest in the Runaway Desires seriesAndrew Corrvan is presented with a strange business reuest Toidnap Tempest Holderin compassionate Antiguan sugar plantation heiressTempest s plantation manager and close friend Edward Cary is concerned that the vile supercilious and self serving Lord Nathaniel Delamere will compromise or even force Tempest into marriage With her father dead Tempest has no protectors in the wider plantation communityTempest is a radical thinker fan of Mary Wolstencroft and committed to freeing the slaves on their plantation Harper s Hill her dead father s futuristic visionCaptain Andrew Corrvan is strong and independent viewed by outsiders as ruthless His crew Christmas Doll knows the truth He is just and true and seeks out pirates in the Caribbean Even the truth of that is deeper The force that drives Andrew is vengeance He is committed to finding the pirate whoilled his father He has been searching for nigh on ten years Yet Andrew Corrvan has self doubts about his own abilitiesCertainly Corrvan would never claim to have always acted on the right side of the law but there were crimes even he would not stoop to commit Kidnapping was one of them When Andrew agrees to abduct Tempest admittedly after some consideration and revelations is thrown into a situation where the idnap becomes a fait accompli Tempest is named truly Feisty
adorable impulsive committed to her father s vision for freed slaves impulsive and committed to her father s vision for freed slaves Andrew Corrvan doesn t stand a chance and is taken by storm by the lively Tempest figuratively and literally Tempest is tempted by Andrew in ways she had never envisionedAn intriguing story laced with high adventure and hard fought loveA love story based around the darker history of slavery and freedomI certainly enjoyed this latest offering from Susannah Craig with her delightful nods to the great bard ShakespeareA NetGalley ARC I enjoyed this romance even than the author s last The exotic island at the beginning the exciting sea voyage in the middle and the beautiful snow laden English landscape of the last part drew me in and made me feel as if I were in the shoes of the heroine The book also dealt nimbly and sensitively with slavery which was still legal at the time eighteenth cent I
"received a free "a free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed Tempest she was a wonderful heroine a forward thinker in her time Andrew annoyed me he was still a teenage boy bent on revenge in a grown man s body I did not enjoy him as a person let alone as the dashing hero All of his growth takes place in the last chapter of the book feels rushed and hurriedAs a romance it is expected for there to be a HEA This felt so forced and unnatural in how it came together Andrew suddenly grows up and takes on the roles he has been running away from for over a decade and Tempest chooses to shuck behind her life and all the people she grew up with and cared for to live with Andrew I read the first book in Susanna Craig s Runaway Desires series earlier this year and though I didn t love it I thought it showed promise My thoughts ran in a similar fashion while reading To Tempt an Heiress This book also has good ideas and likeable characters but unfortunately the writing doesn t support them Characters fall for one another after spending mere moments together bad guys don t get a chance to be very bad big themes slavery feminism are merely plot devices that don t receive the gravitas they deserve and the chemistry and relationship development between the principals is sorely lackingYoung and beautiful Tempest Holderin is one of the wealthiest landowners in Antigua Fortune hunters are. Unsavory suitors with other plans for her inheritance To eep her from danger her dearest friend arranges a most unconventional solution have Tempest The Internet Book kidnapped and taken to safetyCaptain Andrew Corrvan has an unseemly reputation as a ruthless money hungry blackguard but those on his shipnow differently He is driven by only one thing the uest to avenge his father’s death on the hig. .
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DNFI DIDNT SENSE ANY STRONG CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS IT DIDNT FLOW NATURALLY OR SEDUCTIVELY THE STORY FELT STIFF AND I FELT LIKE THE WHOLE THING WAS TOLD TO ME INSTEAD OF EXPERIENCING IT FOR MYSELF I read an advance copy of this book Tempest Holderin needs to do something Not just to honor her father s memory but to save herself from a scoundrel Andrew Corrvan needs something too To find some measure of peace after fleeing to the sea to seek revenge Together however Tempest and Andrew find something they weren t looking for weren t sure they wanted and fought against with all their might An undeniable attraction Friction Complications And unexpected safe harborsFor me as a historian one of the things I really like about Susanna Craig s books which includes To Kiss a Thief is their characters and the settings I like that the supporting cast all get moments and the worlds created feel like places where people live and work and love That even if all sorts of things have changed that the misunderstandings insecurities uestions excitement and joys of human relationships continue That HEA happen to these people who remind me of us my family friends colleagues heck the cute couple who are taking my class together If you enjoy people if you enjoy great writing if you like fast paced witty and crackling dialogue and heartfelt characters you will like To Tempt an Heiress and Susanna Craig FULL REIVEW ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ANONYMISSESCOMFor anyone who has read this blog for thanwell two minutesit likely doesn t come as a surprise that I Elinor am a nerd I m a nerd by profession but before that I was a nerd because I just couldn t be anything else Thanks genetics I ve always loved learning new things As a The Queen from Provence (Plantagenet Saga, kid I made my own dictionary of foreign words because I thought other languages were really cool I wrote letters to famous historical figures even though Inew they were deadobviously just because I wanted to tell them how much their lives meant to me I read read and re read every book I could get my hands on and I still do Of all my brainy loves history ranked at the very top I was and still am captivated by times past and the cultures and societies that populated themAt that same time that I was geeking out over ancient civilizations or the Napoleonic Wars I was also falling madly in love with other people falling madly in love I ve always found romance fascinating and have been reading stories about how one person gets lost in another for almost as long as I can remember From Jane Austen to Sappho to my dad s letters to my mom beautifully written expressions of love just slay meImagine then how happy I was to find Susanna Craig s To Tempt an Heiress a novel that perfectly marries these two parts of myself the history nerd and the lover of loveTo Tempt an Heiress is just THE BEST Set in Georgian England and the Caribbean it tells the story of Tempest Holderin a young woman of fortune who grew up in the British colony of Antigua and the happily ever after she finds with the dashing Captain Andrew Corrvan Tempest is the most eligible of young women she s beautiful she s intelligent and most of all she s rich This makes her a source of desire for half the
Men On The Island Andon the island and throughout the Empire Many of those suitors most especially the handsy way too old all around creeptastic Lord Nathaniel Delamere want to use Tempest s money and her property and Tempest herself for less than savory endsHerein enters the handsome captain who despite his better judgment accepts a proposition from a close friend of the Holderin family Andrew must Fearless Jack kidnap Tempest haul her aboard his ship and transport her to London where she will be safe from the Delameres of the world Little does Andrewnow that his choice to take up this mad plan will change his
LIFE FOREVER FAR THAN SIMPLE CARGOforever Far than simple cargo is a ind hearted headstrong abolitionist who ignites Andrew s every passion Far than a pirate Andrew is the Shakespeare uoting storm sailing man of Tempests dream By the time the journey to London is over the two are wildly in love but unable to set aside their pride or ambitions to give their feelings voice Thankfully dramatic events force their hands and the two are brought together in a wonderfully romantic conclusionTo Tempt an Heiress has everything I want in a romance novel or in any novel a wonderful cast of characters steamy sexual tension between the hero and heroine exuisite period details a commendable ethical sub theme in this case an anti slavery narrative I could go on for ages In fairness to those of you who will surely want to read the book yourselves and that should be pretty much everyone ever I ll just say these three things1 Everything in the story just fits The characters are believable their dialogue seems natural and they do things that make sense for who they are individually and together and for their context The book follows its own careful understandable logical and I just love that So many books I read are riddled with inconsistencies which distract me from my pleasure in reading and often leave me frustrated or the worst feeling like I ve wasted my time This book is the direct and most awesome opposite2 To Tempt an Heiress is in many ways a deceptive book It seems easy You could read it in a few hours if you aren t careful because it s just that compelling
But Then You Realize Thatthen you realize that that ease is the result of the hard work of an excellent writer Craig s prose and her close but not labored attention to historical detail make everything flow together just as it should You feel immersed in the world and the lives of the characters so much so that real life fades away a bit This is I think the most difficult of a writer s tasks and one at which Craig excels than most3 The book is HOT I mean really a sexy sea captain and a gorgeous liberal minded lady are trapped together in a tiny cabin fo. Susanna Craig’s dazzling series set in Georgian England sails to the Caribbean where a willful young woman and a worldly man do their best to run every which way but towards each otherAfter her beloved father dies Tempest Holderin wants nothing than to fulfill his wish to free the slaves on their Antiguan sugar plantation But the now wealthy woman finds herself pursued by a pack of.