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A Week to Be Wicked
A Week to Be Wicked | Tessa Dare
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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 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 otherAll 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.
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Dragon
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Minerva is an amateur geologist intent on presenting her fossil findings at a symposium in Scotland, in order to travel there she pretends to elope with a local bad boy/ Viscount. Things go anything but smoothly! Tessa Dare is fabulously funny ! And there‘s plenty of heat 🔥🔥🔥 historical #romantsy 💕

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EmilieGR
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Pretty fun

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Angela_TheBookNerdess
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11. A week to be Wicked - Tessa Dare 4.5 🌟And we are back to Ms. Dare

Minerva Highwood is a budding geologist in 1813 and she has discovered a paw print unlike any other. To prove it she has to make the 500 mile trip to Edinburgh. But to do so she needs to fake an elopement to Lord Payne notorious rake.

Let's face it, it would take an unconventional woman to tame a take ... Minerva is our girl! Go Minerva!

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SheilaChew
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Minerva is not your normal young lady. She likes rocks and fossils and reading....and the handsome ladies man that can‘t remember her name. But she has a plan to get to present her geological findings - that could ruin her reputation in society.
Delightful, hilarious, and wickedly naughty. Tessa Dare, this was your best work yet!

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“...but logarithms...I‘ve always thought that word sounded splendidly naughty.”

I‘m dying. This is the best verbal flirting ever. (The picture is an ammonite fossil, which the main character, Minerva, has sewn into a pattern on her sheets.)

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SheilaChew
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I don‘t normally read romance often, but I got started with Tessa Dare and this one is so funny!

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Owlizabeth
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It may have been my fever, but this one seemed to go on for quite some time - which I didn‘t mind at all! I loved Minerva and liked Colin and listening to them spar and fall in love was lots of fun. I‘ve really enjoyed this series, even if I listened to it out of order. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

EclecticBookLover One of my favorites from spindle cove! 10mo
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buzzylovesbooks
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“Is it truly so unfathomable, that an imperfect girl might be perfectly loved?”
― Tessa Dare, A Week to Be Wicked

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Michollio
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Another geek/major player combo. I love her writing and I'm really enjoying this series. The women in this town are awesome.

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swishandflick
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Gahh, I just ❤️ Tessa Dare's books! I find each and every one utterly delightful, the perfect #romantsy escape for this rainy Sunday morning. Dare's HEAs may be guaranteed, but the road getting there is always so satisfyingly unexpected. But what you can expect is TONS of humor, wit, and 🔥

Zelma She is still has on my to-read list. I‘m always looking for new romance writers but am super picky. 2y
2BR02B This might just be my favorite Tessa Dare novel. Love Minerva's feistiness, and her banter with Colin. 2y
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ravenlee
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Well, I finished it. It's a passable bit of fluff, about par for a Regency romance. I don't know why I didn't like it as well as Dare's other books; maybe I'm in a romance slump.

Minerva and Colin depart Spindle Cove under the pretense of eloping to Scotland, but are really headed to a scientific symposium. Everything goes wrong, sniping turns to flirtation turns to passion, fears are faced and they live happily ever after.

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I decided it was time for a palate-cleanser, which is how I think of romance. A little fluffy, a little predictable, but satisfying. I tried to read this one a while back and couldn't get into it. At the time I chalked it up to having read several Tessa Dares in a row and burning out. Well, it was just as hard to get into it this time. I pushed through but I'm just having trouble with this one. Fingers crossed.

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Expandingbookshelf
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As soon as I saw the dedication, I knew I was in good hands 🤗

charl08 Love her! 2y
Expandingbookshelf @charl08 I have been on a Tessa Dare kick lately! I especially adored The Duchess Deal 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Book 2 in the Spindle Cove series and an improvement from Book 1. Minerva hires a misunderstood Viscount to get her to a geology symposium in Scotland. An unbelievable number of obstacles interrupt their travels but provide plenty of alone time. The "I'm not good enough" protests by both characters got a little boring. Time to stop this review before I talk myself out of a Pick rating.

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Beckys_Books
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That's it for me. #25inFive was close enough to call a success. Audiobook time accounted for at least five hours. Finished 2 1/2 e-books and 1/2 of the audiobook.

#25in5

wanderinglynn Congrats! That‘s fantastic! 🎉👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
Librariana Great job! 😄👏🤓💜📚 I was originally shooting for 15 hours myself, but at this point, I'll be happy with 10 😁 Congrats on your fabulous total! 2y
mrozzz Yay! Fabulous 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Andrew65 A great total, well done. Thanks for playing along. 😊🍾🎈💐🥂👏🎉🙌🏆🎈🍾😊👏🥂💐🏆🙌🎉🎈 2y
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I'm a pretentious jerk, so I always considered romance novels beneath me. That is until I was introduced to Tessa Dare via Vaginal Fantasy book club, and I've been devouring Regency romance novels ever since. Sure they're a bit formulaic, but the courtship rituals! The opulent balls! The dresses, replete with literal bodice-ripping! They're not exactly feminist, but they're a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine.

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2BR02B Congrats to @cobwebmoth on the milestone, and thanks for the chance to win! 2y
monalyisha Oh man... have you ever read: Y.S. Lee‘s “The Agency” series? Or “Wrapped” by Jennifer Bradbury? Or “Prisoners in the Palace” by Michaela MacColl? Or Stephanie Burgis‘ adult fiction? All except the last are YA (so less bodice-ripping) but they‘re of a similar era & contain lots of smooches AND feminism! 🤗🙌🏻 (edited) 2y
cobwebmoth Thanks! I'll have to give these a try. 2y
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2BR02B @monalyisha I have Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis on my Kindle. Have you read it? The other three just went on my Amazon wishlist. I don't read a ton of YA generally, but they sound like good picks for when I'm in the mood for something more sweet than steamy. 2y
monalyisha The YS Lee‘s are great even for folks who don‘t like YA! She‘s an historian, first & foremost, so that lends a cool aspect to it. Also, her love interests are... top-notch. Same for the Michaela MacColl (though I‘d feel more comfortable giving that one to a teen with strict parents 🤷‍♀️). Lots of ink-stained fingertips & tousled hair. Mmm. “Masks & Shadows” is my least-favorite Stephanie Burgis. I liked “House of Secrets” & “Snowspelled” better. 2y
monalyisha The “Kat, Incorrigible” books are actually my favorite of Stephanie Burgis‘... but they‘re a far cry from your original post. 😉 2y
Scurvygirl "I'm a pretentious jerk" ??That was awesome! 2y
TheRomantiCate Nine Rule to Break is one of my top Romance picks! Rarely do I identify with a Regency heroine like Callie... 2y
CherryPie Also a pretentious jerk. 👍 2y
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TheBookstorePodcast
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We‘re reading our first real deal romance for the podcast. Tessa Dare came highly recommended. Any others you think we should check out?

Jess_Read_This I like Lisa Kleypas, Sarah Maclean, and Eloisa James in the romance genre. 2y
ElenaBaer My favorite is Stephanie Laurens. Start with Devils Bride. It‘s historical romance and wonderful !! Or Julia Quinn her books are lovely and funny. Start with The Viscount Who Loved Me. (It‘s not the first in the series but in my opinion it‘s the best!) 2y
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When you go to buy a used book for an upcoming episode and end up buying three others you didn‘t mean to.

Can you guess which one we‘ll be discussing in February?

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heikemarie
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I really like the Spindle Cove series! Misfits and rejects all, though the “how did no one see how beautiful she was under all those glasses and self loathing?!” trip gets old. Only 18 more books to not-buy before I can purchase something again 🙄 #tbr20

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This was recommended by @charl08 after I reviewed my first Tessa Dare. I couldn't get it from the library on Kindle, so I splurged on it yesterday. I love the H/h and the growth of their relationship. The secondary cast of characters isn't as strong in this one as in some of Dare's other books, but Colin and Minerva managed to get into plenty of hilariously awkward situations anyway. Very enjoyable.

charl08 Glad you liked it. 2y
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Ms.Story
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Historical romance with the right amount of humour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ScientistSam
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What a lovely book! A young geologist makes a deal with a rake to get to a geology symposium in Scotland, abandoning her reputation for her passion for science. Along the way highwaymen, tall tales, and of course romance make an appearance. Min is a wonderful heroine. 5⭐s #romantsy

Christy2318 I didn't much care for Min as a secondary character in other books but I loved her in this one. 3y
ScientistSam @Christy2318 hmm, I didn't realize she was in other books but that makes sense. 3y
Christy2318 I think that is book 2 of Spindle Cove series. There is a novella about one of her sisters & and the other sister is in Do You Want to Start a Scandal? Min isn't really in that book though. It was the Spindle Cove books in which I found her irritating. 3y
TsundokuAleax I loved this books. I keep meaning to go back and read the rest. Min is such a great character for what this series is about. 3y
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Leelee08
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When I think of muscles and books, I think of these hotties. These are my favorite romance covers! (Jamie Fraser runs a close second!)💪🏻😍❤#muscles #aprilbookshowers

Jess_Read_This 💕Muscle covers to start the day seems like a good trend on Litsy! 😂😂 3y
Leelee08 @Jess_Read_This Yes!! I 100% agree!😍😂 3y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽 3y
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AisPM
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I really enjoyed this one 📖😊 #aprilbooks #historicalromance

Leelee08 This is one of my favorite Tessa Dare books! I ❤Colin! 3y
AisPM @Leelee08 Me too 😍 3y
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AisPM
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Starting this today. Love this dedication 😃#Aprilbooks #romance #historicalromance 📖

CoverToCoverGirl Multitasking at its finest! 😍 3y
AisPM @CoverToCoverGirl Definitely! 😊 3y
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Leelee08
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People are constantly picking on me about my love of historical romance. And why? I'm sure a lot of time, love, and energy goes into writing these clever characters and stories. At first, they were my #guiltypleasures. Now, I don't care what people think. I love them!😍❤💋🙌🏻 #marchintoreading #romantsy

wrenaymuhree You should look into this historical fiction piece that's about Poe's mistress. It's probably not as steamy as these books that are pictured… But there's definitely some illicit romance going on! 3y
AnnieReads Never accept the shame and ridicule that people try to give you for reading romance books. SMART PEOPLE READ ROMANCE!!! I've never read anything by Eva Leigh. Can you recommend a really good one? (edited) 3y
Leelee08 @wrenaymuhree Thanks for the recommendation! I will check it out! 3y
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Leelee08 @AnnieReads Thank you for the support! I wish more people felt that way. Omg, Eva Leigh is INCREDIBLE. She's in my top 3 favorite romance authors. Right now, she's only got 3 books, the Wicked Quills of London series. All of them are amazing. My favorite of that series is Temptations of a Wallflower. The heroine is an anonymous author of erotic novels, and the hero is a sexy vicar who likes to read them.😍😘😊 3y
Jenshootsweddings There's a great website called Smart Bitches Trashy Books and it's such a wonderful spot for those of us whose guilty pleasure is romance! Never be ashamed ❤💪🏻 3y
Leelee08 @Jenshootsweddings That's awesome! Thank you so much!❤❤❤ 3y
Foragingfantasy I love them too!!! Read what you want and don't ever apologize. 3y
Leelee08 @Foragingfantasy Thank you so much! It feels great to know I'm not alone! 3y
Reviewsbylola Screw everyone! I say read what you enjoy! 3y
Leelee08 @Reviewsbylola Hell yeah!🙌🏻😍 3y
[DELETED] 57804897 I 💛my historical romance!! 3y
Leelee08 @Ostaff1 ❤❤❤ 3y
GypsyKat Historical romance used to be the main thing I would read! I still read them sometimes! Read what you want and to hell with what people say! 😊😊😊 3y
AnnieReads Thanks for the Eva Leigh rec. I'll give that one a try. 3y
Leelee08 @GypsyKat Amen to that!!😀😊 3y
JoannaShupe Rock on! All great books. 3y
Leelee08 @JoannaShupe Thank you!! 3y
sammisho This genre was my pick for guilty pleasure too! But I feel no guilt whatsoever! 3y
Leelee08 @sammisho 🙌🏻❤🙌🏻❤🙌🏻 3y
EloisaJames I know I have a particular reason to say Screw Them, but I mean it. People need to stop this sort of prejudicial nonsense!! I'm honored to be on your reading list! 3y
Leelee08 @EloisaJames Amen to that! I spoke at a graduate conference recently and it was my break-time reading! I love them! 😍❤😘 3y
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Leelee08
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Ok, so I attempted to read romance novels as a teen (Danielle Steel was super popular then) but I didn't like her writing and couldn't get into the plots. I recently picked up a Regency-era romance novel (on a whim) and I've been hooked ever since. Turns out, I was reading the wrong types of romance novels. These days, Tessa Dare, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn rule my world. ❤💋❤💋❤ #changedyourmindabout #feistyfeb

cariashley I love those 3! Sarah MacLean is awesome too 3y
Leelee08 @cariashley I've got one by her but I haven't read it yet. Good to know!😍❤ 3y
Christy2318 You would probably also like Maya Rodale's Writing Girls series. I love Julia & Tessa. I've also really liked most of the Eloisa's I've read. I tried Danielle Steel's last book but gave up after she started 13 sentences with "And" in a shorter than 10 page chapter. 3y
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AnnieReads Those are some great selections you have there. 3y
Leelee08 @Christy2318 Thank you for the recommendations!!😍 3y
Leelee08 @AnnieReads Thank you very much!!😊 3y
MeganB Oh! Tessa Dare is amazing!! 3y
Leelee08 @MeganB She really is!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Minerva and Colin are hilarious. Easily one of my fav rom novel couples. She's a geologist and he's a "rather useless insomniac viscount" and their trip to get her to her geology symposium is the hottest of messes. Everything that goes wrong does in a hysterical fashion. I love Dare's writing- it's fun and smart. Not to mention every female character has her own goals that don't involve marriage. I really rec her books, it's a great fun ride! :)

princess_dennie_pants Minerva and Colin are my favourites! I have read this book about 5times this year, I just can't get enough of them. 💜💜💜 3y
Megaled @princess_dennie_pants I just finished it and I already want to reread it! They are just too adorable and awesome! I can't even tell you how much I laughed out loud while reading it! 3y
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Mariana1
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Read it in 2 days 😊 Just love these kind of books so easy to read! ❤️

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Megaled
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This is the perfect description of Colin: causes "literal explosions."

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for all the girls who walk and read at the same time.

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princess_dennie_pants
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I only started reading romance novels this year and I have read this book about 6 times already. I love Minerva and Colin so much. Tonight I'm reading it again. does anyone else reread books this much? #romantsy

JoRead Once you go romance... ;) I don't think there is anything so addictive! 3y
Megaled I love Minerva and Colin so much. I giggled out loud at "Princess Assassin" in that pic. 3y
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"That's why I'm here, Min...You need a much better reason to love me, and I'm trying like hell to give you one." ?

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eel8
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I think I've found my "type". Between Colin Bridgerton and this Colin, my type is officially "Colins". #romantsy

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Road trip! Slap-slap-kiss! Brilliant lady introvert comes out of her shell and reveals herself to be total sassmaster! Two leads forced to re-examine their perceptions of themselves after they fall super hard for each other! I was so here for all of it.