Review: A Week to be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2) by Tessa Dare


a week to be wickedTitle: A Week to be Wicked
Series: Spindle Cove, #2
Tessa Dare
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Purchased (eBook)


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 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…love.

my thoughts-01

This series is FAST becoming one of my favourite series. When I read the synopsis for this book to see that it involved one of the quieter characters we met in the first book, I was skeptical. Would I like Minerva’s character? She seemed like quite the intellectual, maybe a bit of a nerd, and HOW would she and Payne get along?

Quite well, actually.

It’s all in the premise. The fact that Minerva wanted to attend a scientific conference and decided that she and Payne would pretend to be eloping while they travel to the conference (mainly because she needs an escort) was a great way to suck me in.

I did NOT know that Minerva would be such a kick-ass character! She was funny and wicked and sexy – all while being her usual intellectual self, the perfect opposite to Payne’s roguish ways. I loved seeing the two interact, mainly because Payne had *quite* the imagination (and I’m not even talking about bedtime imaginations). They just clicked and had me laughing through the majority of the book.

Who knew that the second book would be just as good as the first? Not only that, but I love meeting the other women in the village, wondering who would be next?

This series is brilliant. It’s funny and has such amazing characters – like I said with book one, they’re all just so different that it’s hard to pick a favourite. When you think you pick one, you’ll read the next book and have another!

Tessa Dare is a wonderful writer and if you love historical romance with a lot of humour, wonderful characters, and hilarious situations, this is for you. Trust me – you won’t be able to put it down!


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3 thoughts on “Review: A Week to be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2) by Tessa Dare

  1. I think I have A Week To Be Wicked on my Kindle! I read the first one awhile back and LOVED IT.

    Minerva sounds awesome, this is def going to be on my TO READ SOON pile, cuz sometimes I just need historical romance, ya know?

    • Yes! I looooove this series! You will LOVE this one! Really! If you loved the first one, they just keep getting better and better! I’ve been waiting for the first book in her newest series to get here — I’m super excited!

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