Review- A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare

Title:  A Week To Be Wicked (book #2, Spindle Cove Series)

Genre:  Historical Romance

Author: Tessa Dare

Publisher: Avon 2012

Source: purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from

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
to convince family and friends they’re “in love”
to outrun armed robbers
to survive their worst nightmares
to travel four hundred miles without killing each other

All 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 . . . everlasting love.


Again Tessa Dare delivers a humorous look at Regency mores and customs.  This book is laugh out loud funny so we don’t mind suspending some disbelief.

Our heroine, Minerva, is a closet geologist.  In the “closet” because in this era it was frowned upon for women to have intellectual pursuits.  But since she has made a scientific breakthough, she needs to go to a scientific symposium in Scotland to submit her findings.  She needs an escort, she implores Colin, Lord Payne, to escort her because she is trying to discourage a marriage between him and her sister.  From here all manner of regency hell breaks loose as they make their way to Scotland.

The writing is top notch even if a bit over the top at times.  The plot is original.  This is a feel good book full of wit, sexy encounters and characters who might just be slightly manic.

Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove Series:

1. A Night To Surrender (reviewed Aug 2011)

2. A Week To Be Wicked

3. A Lady By Midnight (coming soon)


1 Comment

Filed under Book review, Books, Historical Romance, Romance

One response to “Review- A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare

  1. mo

    Yes, it was over the top and implausible but I enjoyed it for what it was. I loved how Colin kept calling her every variation of an M name. This was a fun, light read for me.


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