The Book Worm: Review: A Week to be Wicked

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: A Week to be Wicked

Book Review: A Week to be Wicked, by Tessa Dare

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
to convince family and friends they're "in love"
to outrun armed robbers
to survive their worst nightmares
to 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 . . . everlasting love.

Genre: historical romance

Publishing date: March 2012

Mature content: yes

Review: The best way to describe A Week to be Wicked is to say it's unexpected. After a bumpy start, this was a book I could not put down. Not because the story is all that great, because it's not, really. Actually, I found the whole plot a bit unrealistic, especially for an historical romance. I also could pass without such graphic sex scenes and without the hideous cover.

But the dialog between Minerva and Colin is absolutely memorable. It made me laugh out loud for most of the book, actually I'm still smiling as I write this review while remembering some of the passages. And that alone is worth the 4-star rating. 

I had a love-hate relationship with Colin for most of the story, but he was oddly endearing and very funny in his quest to call Minerva with every other name started by M, and Minerva is just unforgettable. I throughly enjoyed this story and I was sorry to see it end, so I'll be looking for more Tessa Dare books in the near future.

Happy readings, 

the book worm, book blog

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