Tessa Dare has written a delightfully fun tale of adventure and passion in her A WEEK TO BE WICKED. I really enjoyed following Colin and Minerva around the English countryside, and up through Scotland, where they met some interesting challenges and characters. There was a bit of danger thrown in to keep them from getting too lax in their travels, along with Colin's wicked sense of humor.
There were places in this book that had me giggling, and sometimes snorting with laughter, as mostly Colin's antics would rile Minerva or would backfire in an unexpected twist. Then I'd find myself sighing with pleasure as they began to learn what made each of them into the person they'd become, and as they delved into the passion that they could no longer resist.
I also enjoyed how Francine, Minerva's specimen, played into the story, who'd a thought that rock could be so interesting and entertaining. :)
I really enjoy Ms. Dare's writing and am looking forward to reading more about the citizens of Spindle's Cove.
Minerva Highwood is quite happy being one of the spinsters of Spindle Cove. Not just because of the lack of suiters, BUT also because of the wondrous discovery she has unearthed. Though now she would like to reveal her find, only to do it right, she must travel to the Royal Geological Society's symposium being held in Edinburgh, Scotland. She just needs to find an escort, and she thinks she has the perfect candidate.
Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne (oh and what a PAIN he is in Minerva's eyes) is a notorious rake, the spinsters of Spindle Cove don't hinder his escapades—some even help him along. *wink* When Minerva approaches him with her scheme, he at first balks...but Minerva has a persuasive way, and soon they find themselves on the road to adventure...uhm, I mean on the road to SCOTLAND, with maybe a dash or two of adventure. ;<)
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.