aweektobewickedTitle: A Week To Be Wicked

Spindle Cove #2

Author: Tessa Dare

Publish date: March 27th 2012 by Avon

Source: Purchased

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Goodreads summary:

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.


You ummmm… might have gathered that A Week To Be Wicked is not YA. I needed a good romance novel to shake things up a bit and Angel of Mermaid Vision Books recommended I try A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare. The price was right– it was 0.89 for kindle at the time of purchase.

Though technically the second book in a series, they’re essentially companion novels and I didn’t feel at all like I’d missed anything. I dove into A Week To Be Wicked and found just SO MUCH to love.

There are certain romance tropes that I adore: and a couple of protagonists who don’t quite see eye-to-eye and consequently bicker a lot is one of them. (I am 99% certain that this stems back to my enduring love of Sailor Moon, but anyway…) Minerva and Colin are NOT friends when this book starts out. Minerva has almost no respect for him and he’s not her biggest fan either. Watching that relationship shift was wonderful and their interactions are positively rife with moments that me laugh out loud.

And the heat between them. Lord. I mean LORDY BE. The more ummm… carnal scenes were DELICIOUS. I practically needed to fan myself.

Basically, what I’m saying: if you’re looking for a YA break or if you’re a historical romance fan, pick this one up. I promise you won’t regret it.

Need a second opinion?

“A WEEK TO BE WICKED is definitely one of the most well-written historical romances out there” -Alexa Loves Books