A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove Series #2)

A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove Series #2)

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by Tessa Dare
     
 

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Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he

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Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, “Prepare to fall in love!” And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.

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Publishers Weekly
Dare’s delightful second Spindle Cove Regency (after 2011’s A Night to Surrender) unites an unlikely pair as a wastrel viscount comes to the aid of a serious scientist. Minerva Highwood asks Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, to accompany her on a journey from spinster haven Spindle Cove to Edinburgh, where she plans on winning a prize for her presentation to the geological society. The journey will appear as an aborted elopement, but Minerva is willing to risk social stigma to achieve fame. She promises Colin her cash winnings, as the confirmed bachelor can’t access his trust fund until he marries. Minerva and Colin’s mishap-filled trip results in passion that neither expected. Colin reveals a much deeper character than his rakish exterior, and Minerva proves that her bluestocking shell hides a beautiful, shining soul. Lust, love, and witty repartee are perfectly balanced in this seamlessly plotted romance. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062049872
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Series:
Spindle Cove Series, #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
173,760
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.52(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.

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A Week to Be Wicked 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 174 reviews.
KerriVerri More than 1 year ago
This was a great story...couldn't put it down. loved how Minerva was book smart but inexperienced in life...and Colin was wild and crazy. Total opposites. And they taught each other how to come out of their shells...the adventure to Scotland was fun to read and I couldn't wait to see what else they were going to get themselves into. The ending was a little predictable but that was ok. the love scenes were wonderful and even humorous which totally worked. Funny, Heartwarming, Sexy, & Adventurous - who could ask for more?!
mlorio More than 1 year ago
The latest in the Spindle Cove series this novel is one of the best romances I read in a while. Minerva Highwood is determined that Lord Payne does not marry her sister. In an attempt to deter the apparently pending proposal, she proposes they travel to Scotland to present her latest geological findings to the scientific community so that Payne can keep the prize money. They seem like an unlikely match, Payne a handsome womanizer, Minerva a bespectacled bluestocking with a love of rocks. Yet in the author’s hands it is believable that opposites attract. The dialogue is great and even better is Minerva’s character. You’ve got to love a heroine who embroiders extinct sea creatures onto her wedding trousseau.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Great book, great story. I was very entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Spindle Cove books, this one had quite a twist that took it out of the Spindle Cove setting. Very good read and an entree into the next book? Fina!lly the 'geeky' girl gets the guy! Yay!
Sagey More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Funny, passionate, engaging! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, some outragous sex and wit to make you kaugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story of Minerva ( A SELF PROCLAIMED GEOLOGIST ) and Lord Colin Payne ( Rake) was inspiring. Two very different people set out ona trip and find all sorts of adventure to get into. But along the way they discover they both can bring out the better qualities in each other and loved each other flaws also. I loved this book along with the other Spindle Cove books by Tessa Dare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a wonderful story. I loved it and found parts humorous. Great, easy, enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bookish, awkward Minerva and carefree Colin both have their insecurities and I loved reading about their struggles to overcome these insecurities on their own and as a couple. I also liked that the author allowed them to have a little time to get to know one another before their eventual, eventful journey. Tessa Dare throws in some snappy, really funny dialogue and situations, but she truly shines when they finally declare their love for one another. Colin's declaration is wonderful, lovely and romantic, in the best sense of the word. Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong characters and new story line you wont be disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT READ
cookie168 More than 1 year ago
As usual from Tessa Dare, it was AWESOME! An extreamly good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am loving Tessa Dare's characters from Spindle Cove. I enjoyed reading Colin and Minerva's story and look forward to the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. It was sexy, romantic and very entertaining. Tessa Dare is becoming one of my favorite authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one!"
Anonymous 4 months ago
This one is my favorite of the series so far.
Anonymous 5 months ago
The dialogue and story weaving ,make for a wonderful read. Romantic with the perfect amount if saucy makes an entertaining combination. Truly enjoyed this book and author's style! I highly recommend !!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Through regency England. While the viscount falls for the bookish spinster story has been told before, never quite like this! I really enjoyed this book as well as her others. Tessa Dare had become one of my favorite authors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was smiling and literally laughing out loud at some parts! Enjoyed Minerva and Colin's witty sparring! Great love story!
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Liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There will come a moment in your life when a book is too scandalous for you to form intelligent words. Instead, mute screams will come forth from your mouth and depict you as a gaping fish. It appears A Week to Be Wicked is worthy to be one of those moments. In this case: a series of many moments, causing me to fret in my seat or put me on the edge of my bed. I don’t remember the last time I had fun reading a book or the last time I respected a heroine as I do Minerva. Minerva is a surprising character. The book, taken as a whole, is a pleasant and fun surprise. I trembled with anticipation. I roared with laughter. I clutched my joy-spilling heart. I was happy. I am happy. I expected to love A Week to Be Wicked and my expectations were met because I do love it. So, it would be wrong to declare “surprise” (Colin’s and Minerva’s words) because I’m not surprised I love this book. It did come as a surprise to me though that I absolutely like Minerva. It’s “frank”ly (if you get my reference *wink *wink) so adorable how Minerva tries to work out and solve everything from the way Lord Payne reacted to her kiss to her growing attraction to him. His attraction to her, included. She is a woman of science, after all, and she requires proof, explanation, and rationalization. Though it’s tough to see how sharing a bed with a rake is rational, but she has her reasons. Lord Payne, Colin Sanburst, or “Pain” as Minerva and I like to call him, is an arrogant and lustful rake, her intended “fake” groom, the man whom she must pretend to be in love with. Simple: it’s all a pain in the ass and he’s a pain in the ass, if he’s not the ass himself. “Oh no. Oh God. I couldn't possibly be so stupid." "Don't limit yourself. You can be anything you wish.” Though I give him credit for his vivid spirit. It’s one thing to be a teller of cruel remarks and jokes; it’s another thing to be an outright natural at being funny and witty. He can easily put people at ease, as well as startle them. And he isn’t stupid. Throughout the book, I was indecisive in whether to kiss or smack Colin in the head for using a different name every time he addresses Minerva. For all intents and purposes, Minerva let it slide on every occasion, not understanding he deliberately does it to distance himself— personally and emotionally from her. As far as tortured heroes goes, I like Colin most of them all. At first, his cunning behavior is distasteful because you can never be certain if he’s for real or not, and I’m out for blood if he hurts my girl Minerva, but eventually, you realize his lies are as real as they are fake. If that makes any sense . . . He reveals himself in his lies. Lies tell truth, don’t they? My problem with this book: There are many grammatical errors. Quite obvious too. “He shook as head.” Really? I can overlook an error once or twice, but the errors exceed double digits. A few words and punctuations omitted here and there too, which slowed my reading, but all is well in the end. My five stars are yours, Tessa. Take it and leave me be to love A Week to Be Wicked in private.
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