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A Week to Be Wicked: Spindle Cove, Book 2 | [Tessa Dare]

A Week to Be Wicked: Spindle Cove, Book 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Eve Ortega (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    MM New Windsor, NY, US 05-01-14
    MM New Windsor, NY, US 05-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH COLIN PAYNE!!"
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    This book was very enjoyable. I laughed through the entire thing....(fell in love with Colin)! It has just the right about of steamy love and light laughs! Worth the time and credit.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jonna 04-25-14
    Jonna 04-25-14

    I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.

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    "Humorous, Romantic, Delightful"

    I admit that I too fell in love with Lord Colin Payne and the story of his escapades with the bookish Minerva Highwood, who seems likely to become one of Spindle Cove's future spinsters. Minerva talks Lord Payne into escorting her in a fake elopement to Scotland, where she hopes to present her paper on fossils at the Geological Society in Edinburgh. Before he agrees, Colin sets several conditions on his participation, all of which Minerva knows are certain "ruin" her socially. But she is willing to sacrifice all to further her academic career. The journey becomes a comedy of errors of sorts where Colin's knack for storytelling creates unexpected surprises and brings Minerva out of her shell in astonishing ways. Minerva learns about his tragic past and brings Colin out of his "shell" as she comes to understand his secrets and what he needs to get beyond them. Lots of laughs as well as a sexy and touching romance.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Wesley 12-20-14
    Lady Wesley 12-20-14
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    "Funny, sweet, sexy - sums up both Colin & the book"

    I generally don't like "road" books, but I'll make an exception for this one. Colin and Minerva are a delightful couple, and Colin is one of the funniest heroes since Lisa Kleypas's Leo in Married By Morning.

    This variation on the rake-meets-bluestocking-spinster is hilarious, touching, and hot, and Carolyn Morris's narration is excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Billings, MT 06-05-14
    Jeanette Billings, MT 06-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I want my own Colin!"
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    I love the pace of this book and how the author just sucks you in right from the start. It had such a real feel to it that I could feel myself being a part of it. Colin was brilliant! He started out with "good intentions" but not only did things go a bit skewed, his emotions changed and his determination grew to a positive result. I find myself relating to Minerva, and she also grew in so many ways as a woman. Between the two of them and the adventures they share, the foundation of their love became well anchored. There was just the right degree of romance throughout the story that it was very believeable. You can't help but cheer for them! The narrator did an excellant job voicing the emotions. There were the comedy of errors that befalled the couple but in the end you will fall in love with them. I've already listened to this book twice now. It will be my choice when I fly across the country on my vacation this summer!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 01-25-15
    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very enjoyable book!"

    This book was very entertaining! I loved the funny situations that this couple find themselves in. Both Minerva and Colin and wonderful characters. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Sumter, Sc, United States 11-07-14
    Stephanie Sumter, Sc, United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen Charmingly sexy. Minerva made me laugh"
    Where does A Week to Be Wicked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A very high 9


    What other book might you compare A Week to Be Wicked to and why?

    Good questions. Can't compare the storyline really.


    Have you listened to any of Carolyn Morris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No spoilers lol but Minerva's sacrifices


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book.. usually second parts of a series are boring but this one was funny charming and kept me wondering what next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kyahgirl 10-10-14
    Kyahgirl 10-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A fun and entertaining historical romance"

    This book is just as good on audio as it is in print. I read the book last year and enjoyed the humor and characterizations. Carolyn Morris was a new to me narrator and I enjoyed her way of telling the story. I think this book is a really fun, light weight, historical romance that offers hours of entertainment.

    This quote from close to the end of the book just cracked me up and its a good example of the dry and sarcastic humor throughout the book. Minerva and Colin have finally arrived at the Geological society symposium in Edinburgh but are having trouble getting past the doorman because woman are not allowed:

    “But, my lord, unmarried women cannot attend as guests. It’s not proper.”
    “For the love of ammonites, man! That’s just stupid. Why on earth would the Society need to protect unmarried women from bone-dry lectures regarding soil composition? Do your members find themselves whipped into some sort of dusty frenzy, from which no delicate lass would be safe?”
    Mr. Barrington tugged on his coat. “Sometimes debate does get heated.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-18-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best HR books I've read to date!!!!"

    I have now read all books in the series except one and as much as I've liked all, this book was just something else. I love romance even when a bit cheesy and in so many HR books the love develops quickly but I guess that was what times demanded. This book was such a breath of fresh air that it took me completely by surprise. One of the few books I have EVER read where the hero is not at all interested in the heroine and the events in their journey and her character is what binds him to her and gives way for TRUE romance, passion and love and not those purely based on looks. Tessa Dare is also a very clever writer so her stories have many moments of true brilliance and even deep resonating laughter. This book was a truly wonderful find.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ingela Sweden 02-13-15
    Ingela Sweden 02-13-15 Member Since 2014

    Audiobook addict by now. ~ I love romances: historicals, suspense and stories about men who loves men (M/M).

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    "Wonderful, a victory for audiobooks!!"

    I loved everything about this audiobook. This story was sweet, very amusing and touching romantic. This was also s fun adventure. Just my second by Tessa Dare but wow so good.

    4 stars for the story + 1 huge star for a brilliant narrator. Highly recommended to all HR lovers.

    If you just will by one single audiobook this year why not choose this little masterpiece?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14
    Grace Albany, NY, United States 10-08-14

    In search of the next great Cindarella story

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    "The week that draged on.... and on...."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The end... the beginning I thought was cute and the book was fun but at the end I was like enough already how many obstacles can one story have and/or one reader take in one book


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    marriage at the end


    Any additional comments?

    this is the second book I have read by the author, she tends to have a good story line but tends to fall short in putting it all together for the best overall package

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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