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To Tempt an Heiress

(Runaway Desires #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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 pur
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Lyrical Press
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Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Tempestuous and tempting!

Slavery, 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 series.
Andrew Corrvan is presented with a strange business request. To kidnap Tempest Holderin, compassionate Antiguan sugar plantation heiress.
Tempest's plantation manager and clos
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing

For anyone who has read this blog for more than…well, two minutes…it 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 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
Tracy Emro
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of the eARC I received from Netgalley and the publisher*

4.5 stars

This book was so much better than the first book! I loved Tempest and Andrew for the very first page!!

Andrew has been enticed by Edward Cary (the plantation manager) to take Tempest to her grandfather in England - with or more likely without her consent. Edward is convinced that Tempest is in danger on the plantation now that her father has died and left her a vast fortune. She is also the
Meghan Edwards
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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Amy Hay
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 harbors.

For me as a h
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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) to "kidnap" her and take her to England. The goal is to keep her safe from suitors who won't take no for an answer.
I 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
Andra Mihaela
3.25 stars!
This was a charming read! ^^

Although not as good as the first one, it was a solid story with great commentary on slavery for a romance novel!
My main issue with the book was the fact that Tempest, the heroine, is not someone I can connect with. She is way to stubborn and occasionally blind to sound advice from male characters, choosing to follow ideas from a source that can be considered questionable...I'm all for female leaders and powerful girls that take charge of their lives, but t
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this romance even more 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 century), without being preachy about it. I especially loved the scenes with Tempest in the captain's quarters on board ship, and t ...more
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Feb 24, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, she was so impetuous and, well... stupid, she almost deserved being eaten by sharks. Would have made a better story.

Terribly disappointed after the awesomeness of the first book in the series.
Kazia Gemmill
Interesting locales and characters. Ending dropped off and didn’t quite have the same impact as the rest of the book.
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This had me sucked in right from the start a super read with plenty of heat cant wait to read more by this author recommended to all
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'To Tempt an Heiress' by Susanna Craig is book two in the "Runaway Desires" series. I have read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book. This is the story of Tempest Holderin and Captain Andrew Corrvan. Andrew has been instructed to take Tempest who after loosing her father has taken to try and fulfill his wishes of freeing the slaves on Antiguan sugar plantation. But her father also left her as a Heiress which has drawn out fortune hunters and also people that don't like her tr ...more
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 unsavoury suitors especially Nathaniel Delamere. To keep her from danger, her dearest friend & overseer Edward Cary 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. He
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first in this loosely interlinked series well enough to want to read the second installment. This book is even better, but then I am a sucker for adventure on the high seas.
Tempest is a classic feisty heroine, reading William Shakespeare and Mary Wollstonecraft she gets some thoroughly modern ideas, like refusing to marry and being determined to free all the slaves on her grandfather's plantation. Fortunately, she is both very beautiful and very rich, or she would have no doubt com
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun and quick read. I must say .... Andrew is definitely a swoon-worthy main man! Tempest definitely lives up to her name, she is feisty, stubborn, loyal to her family and wants what she wants. This novel was such an awesome read because it was set during a time where women had very little say in their lives... especially once they were married. Tempest vows never to be married so she can continue making decisions for herself. But honestly who could resist an honorable, sexy pira ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the author's first book in the series, but unfortunately, this one does not quite reach the same standard. The characters are less fleshed out and somewhat inconsistent in their behaviours, especially Tempest who is impetuous and immature and ineffectual for all her supposed intellect and fiery nature. I not could feel the chemistry and growing affection between the leads, for the realisation by the heroine that love was involved surprised me as much as it did her. Hopefully the next o ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To Tempt an Heiress is a fun, steamy, incredibly written, and creative Georgian romance. Tempest Holderin is a beautiful, determined, independent heiress everyone wishes they could be more like, and in this book she finds the man who is perfect for her. I won't say more to avoid spoilers, but the book makes you feel the heat of the Caribbean sun and it makes you really care about Tempest's world and what is at stake in it. ...more
Darlene Otet
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received the book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. Really enjoyed this book. It took me back to the times of pirates and heiresses, travel by ship and horse. When travel took time and was filled with danger. When a woman had to fight for her rights. A good read, lots of romance!
nikkia neil
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.

Has just enough tension, tortured longing, and sizzle to keep reading all night.
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Andrew Corriven is presented with a strange business request. To kidnap Tempest Holderin who is an antiguan sugar plantation heiress. Tempest plantation manager and close friend is Edward Cary and he was concerned about the vile Lord Nathaniel Deamere. He may force Tempest into marriage. With her dad dead Tempest had no protectors in the communities. Tempest is a radical thinker and intends to free the slaves of the plantation Harper’s Hill. Andrew was a pirate who quotes Shakespeare. Tempest is ...more
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Almost as soon as she could hold a pencil, Susanna Craig began writing stories. Today, she pens award-winning Regency-era romance novels that blend history and heart with a dash of heat. An English professor, wife, and mom, she’s currently finding her happily ever after in Kentucky while holding onto her Midwestern roots. Find her online at ...more

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