Saturday, February 18, 2012

REVIEW: A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare

A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin…Time is not on their side.

A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove, #2)
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…love.

If I only had one word to use for this awesomely delicious adventure, it would be 'revelatory'. I've caught myself surprised numerous times in my reading, which, needless to say, is thoroughly wonderful and satisfying. I was already more than halfway in lustlove with Colin and I already held Minerva dear, dear to my heart in ANTS, but AWTBW elevated that love for them to new heights.

Er, not spoilers really, but under the cut for now nonetheless.

Seeing these two lose their equilibrium as they discover and explore the truths uncovered about each other made my heart ache. We are treated to see beyond the façade, and suddenly I was seeing the imperfections and/or insecurities they attempt to amend, and there they were, authentic and heartrendingly real.

I love Colin for all his good intentions and fierce protectiveness and genuine affection for M, and I love Minerva for her bravery and fierce loyalty and for allowing herself to live her life for herself. Oh, these two. They may have seemed to be an unlikely pair in the beginning, but discerning minds know it is no coincidence that these two people gravitated towards each other; theirs is a cleverly matched alliance formed in the beginning, turned to a deeply loving allegiance that can't be shaken in the end. I'm so glad to partake in this grand adventure to see two genuinely beautiful people flourish and shine, as individuals and as partners.

A Week To Be Wicked is the second book in the Spindle Cove series, and it will be out on March 27, 2012. I've already pre-ordered my copy, but I've been very fortunate to have been given early access to the book via Edelweiss.

The third, A Lady by Midnight, will be out this September. I've been waiting for their story too, since ANTS. Heh.:D

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  1. *sigh* You make me want to read this NOW. lol D, I know what you mean by loving them even before starting because I do, too. So much. Knowing that these two just NEED to be together from just the few glimpses we got from ANTS, it just kills me with anticipation for them to open their minds and see that they are meant for each other. I can only wonder what is in store for them. What trials they will have to face. And especially, the HOW they will come together. So glad to hear that these two will find their loves and ultimately be loved, as they should be. *_* Loved, LOVED your review! And thank you for sharing!

  2. I know, I know, I want you to read it NOW too. I know you're just picturing me going mad, having no one to discuss this book with, I really am going to burst any minute now. I hope what I was trying to say to you the other night and what I tried to express here now makes sense? And I love that you use the word trials, because, hahaha. Oh, trials. I can't wait til you get your hands on the book. I just really didn't know what to expect when I started, and I had very high expectations about it that I got scared a bit, but seriously, pleasant surprises abound. And the ending? It was crazycakes amazing. Love you, C. :D

  3. LOL I don't have to picture it. Buahahha! You did have me worried for a moment, but I totally gets you. Love you, D!

  4. :P Also, sorry, I just couldn't articulate it properly. You know how it's like, when you end up building someone up inside your head, and it totally works because you don't know them yet, and then when you finally do, you just find yourself constantly surprised because it's not like how you imagined it in your little bubble. It's totally awesome to see the layers fall away. It's a very fun road trip kind of story, C, and it's got the crazy kind of adventure I'm sure you'll love too. Haha.