Book Review

by Tessa Dare

Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

2012 Historical Love & Laughter Award Winner

RT Rating

Return to Spindle Cove as Dare simply dares readers not to laugh or cry or be otherwise emotionally touched by her charmer. Keep this lovely novel as a pick-me-up that delights, enchants and sweeps readers away.

Resident bluestocking Minerva Highwood takes matters into her own hands when she fears the rakish Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, will propose to her sister. She needs to get to Scotland to present information abut her geological find, a great lizard’s footprint. By convincing Colin to escort her she will remove him from the Cove and her sister. Ordinarily Colin would never accept such an outlandish proposal, but he needs the money she offers. Now they have a week to evade her family, escape from outlaws, travel cross-country and then convince the members of the society to allow Minerva to present her paper. As if this isn’t enough, falling in love adds to the complications and excitement. (AVON, Apr., 380 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: AVON

Published: April 2012

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(4 ratings)

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A Week to be Wicked

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 12, 2014 - 9:00pm.

Spinster Minerva Highwood is determined to make her way to Scotland to present her scientific findings to the Royal Geological Society. It should be easy to convince Lord Payne to accompany her since she knows he wants to get out of Spindle Cove as quickly as possible. Her plan involves making her family believe they are in love and pretending to elope while traveling 400 miles in a small coach. Colin adds his own conditions, sure they will dissuade Minerva from her crazy plan. But when she agrees, he has no choice but to accompany her. As they make there way, Minerva and Colin discover things they didn't count on...being held at gunpoint, a carriage stuck in the mud, or the sparks that fly between them.

This is the second book in Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove series. From the time Minerva and Colin were introduced in the first book, I knew their book would be special. I absolutely loved this story. There are romantic scenes, tender moments, and lost of laughs. I'm hoping to read the next book in the series soon since I have high hopes for it too. My rating: 5 Stars.