A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 10 February, 2014 by Amanda / 12 Comments

A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
Series: Spindle Cove #2
four-stars
Also in this series: A Night to Surrender, A Lady by Midnight, Any Duchess Will Do
Genres: Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin…time is not on their side. 

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove’s confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland.

Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be…anywhere but Spindle Cove.

These unlikely partners have one week to

• fake an elopement
• convince family and friends they’re in “love”
• outrun armed robbers
• survive their worst nightmares
• travel four hundred miles without killing each otherAll while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night.

What they don’t have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls.

Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe…just maybe…love.

Tessa Dare continues to impress me.

Thoughts on A Week to Be Wicked

I knew going into this book that it was going to be good. Colin and Minerva were at each other’s throats in A Night to Surrender. And their own book? Bound to be interesting.

Which it was. Of course. I mean, come on. It’s Tessa Dare. How could it not?

What I loved most about this romance, I think, is that even though Colin and Minerva seemed so different and wrong for each other, they were very, very right. They were precisely what they needed: Colin to draw Minerva out, and Minerva to understand Colin in a way no one else could.

I wasn’t even sure I’d like Colin, given his tendency to be rake. (Though he was the cause for the sheep bombing in book 1 and that makes me laugh.) But as I suspected, he was a lot more layered than meets the eye.

And Minerva. With her love of rocks and nose firmly in a book. Watching her blossom throughout the book and become the strong, confident woman she’d always been inside was one of my favorite parts. She was brave. And she went for what she wanted, damned the consequences.

A Week to Be Wicked is the perfect follow-up to A Night to Surrender. Loved all the craziness that happened on the road… and the passion. Spindle Cove may be my favorite Tessa Dare series yet.

four-stars

Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Review: Amanda,

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12 Responses to “A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. THIS BOOK AMANDA! Loved it so much:) The line about her being a sword swallower nearly made me spit out my soda. I also loved that he called her ever “M” name aside from Minerva for most of the book. They were just too adorable for words and I couldn’t love Tessa Dare more if I tried!

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