Staff Pick & Review by Kimberly R.
As an avid historical romance reader, I am always on the lookout for a good one and I have to say, Susanna Craig delivers with her Runaway Desires Series. In her newest release and second of the series, Susanna captivates the reader with strong characters and unconventional plot lines. In To Tempt an Heiress, we get to follow Tempest Holderin, a formidable, independent young woman who lives up to her namesake, as she desperately tries to fulfill her father’s last wish: to free the slaves on their Antiguan sugar plantation. Unfortunately, as a wealthy heiress, she is being pursued by suitors who would like nothing more than to dampen the spirited Tempest and rule her and the plantation as they see fit. In an effort to save her from the worst of them all, her friend hires Captain Andrew Corrvan to kidnap and bring her to safety in England, a task he doesn’t want, but inadvertently takes. Their connection is electric, but their stubborn hearts get in the way of letting them see what is most important. Tempest and Andrew discover what they think they want, is not the same as what they truly need: each other. For anyone who loves adventure and love, pick up this series!
“An elegant new voice in historical romance!” --New York Times
bestselling author Meredith Duran
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 other…
After her beloved father dies, Tempest Holderin wants nothing more 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 unsavory suitors with other plans for her inheritance. To keep her from danger, her dearest friend arranges a most unconventional solution: have Tempest kidnapped and taken to safety.
Captain Andrew Corrvan has an unseemly reputation as a ruthless, money-hungry blackguard--but those on his ship know differently. He is driven by only one thing: the quest to avenge his father's death on the high seas. Until he agrees to abduct a headstrong heiress…
If 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 more so than their own stubborn hearts…
“An impressive debut, with evocative prose and richly drawn characters. To Kiss a Thief will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.” --New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston
“An achingly romantic tale of a second chance at love. Beautifully written, richly atmospheric, deeply felt, and so deftly researched--I felt utterly absorbed into the world of late Georgian England. I'm tremendously excited to discover such an elegant new voice in historical romance!” --New York Times bestselling author Meredith Duran
“Craig may be new to the game, but she proves that she can churn out some impressive historical romance. To Tempt an Heiress has a sigh-worthy hero and a heroine who can hold her own
and the tension between the stubborn two is why you need to get this book. This is such a delightful read. Great story, great romance, and beautifully done all the way around.”
–RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars