Title: A Week to Be Wicked
Written by Tessa Dare
Read by Carolyn Morris
Series: Spindle Cove #2
Published by HarperAudio
Publication Date: 2012-03-27
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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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.
“A fun romance with a geeky heroine!”
I have been intrigued by Minerva Highwood ever since I read A Night to Surrender, the first book in the Spindle Cove series. Of course, we were given a small glimpse of Minerva’s romance and the rogue Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne. This book has also been recommended by quite a few romance bloggers (I’m looking at you, Mary!) so I immediately jumped on the bandwagon.
I was not disappointed!
I love Minerva Highwood! Her strength and unique character really shown in this book. Although we see it in the previous book, it is more emphasized here. I also love the pairing between Colin and her. I mean, who doesn’t love a rake paired with a plain bluestocking? I do! With Colin’s antics in the previous book, it was quite a relief to see him step up to the plate and be responsible for a change. I love his caring for the lad that lost his foot (I forgot his name, sorry) and his insistence to right the wrongs that he inadvertently caused.
A Week to be Wicked was unique in a sense that I did not expect what was coming. I enjoyed the escapades the two got into while traveling to Scotland (which was no ordinary travel, mind you) and I also enjoyed their witty banter. Naturally, their romance fairly sizzled as I listened to the audiobook.
The only downside of this book was the slightly dragging part when they were traveling together. It got a little frustrating for a time when it became a little too predictable for me.
A Week to be Wicked is a fun read, never to be missed. The most enjoyable Spincle Cove book yet!
Narrated by Carolyn Morris, she added a certain degree of enjoyment and excitement to my listening pleasure. She was also the narrator for A Night to Surrender so I was glad that she narrated this book.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Historical Romance Challenge
- TBR Pile Challenge