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Lord Dashwood Missed Out

A Spindle Cove Novella
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Series: Spindle Cove, Book 4.5
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned.

Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord next door...but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen - and an instant best seller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.

And he finally seems to have noticed her.

George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir - only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it.

She has one night.

©2015 Tessa Dare (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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A very very short book

I did not realize when purchasing this book how short it was. As a result not much was put into the story. About three scenes and the book was over. It would have been a good book for 2.99 but not for almost $10. My fault for not paying attention.

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Wonderfully entertaining!

Just the right fit for a novella for the New Year!
Strong, sweet, and meaningful characters.

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it was not for me

I love the narrator and chose this title because of her, but the story was disjointed and hard to get through.

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It’s a novella, so short and cute, but choppy

I hadn’t noticed that this was a novella. That was fine.
But the story was split about half and half between Nora and Dash’s story, and goings-on in Spindle Cove. I suppose great lovers of the Spindle Cove series and its characters will appreciate seeing beloved characters. Im not familiar with it so I found it mostly distracting and boring. Although I seem to be doing Spindle Cove backwards: the last book “Do you want a scandal?” was the last book of another series, the Castles Ever After series (or Castles something), which intertwined with this series, Spindle Cove. Then this novella.
It’s kind of “meh.” Idea intriguing. But why Dashwood, the main male character left earlier in lifetime to be chartographer, his reappearance is this novella, isn’t really explained and maybe wasn’t meant to be. His excuses for youthful bad behavior didn’t fit the personality we see as a young boy or grown man, so that did t really make a lot of sense either.
The finale was a little abrupt and I although I think I see what author was going for or meant— it could have used a page of explaining or some sprinklings of foreshadowing.

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Lord Dashwood

A very fun Novella. You can’t miss with this one. Old characters come back to make you laugh.

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Proving him wrong

Nora has moved on from her childhood crush of Lord Dashwood when he embarrassed her and left her. She found herself in writing about how women can find worth in themselves. This was a short hot read that made me laugh with the banter and cry in the end. The narrator was great, feeling the emotion and feeling the heat between them.

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Spindle Cove, don't miss it!

STORY: Every Spindle Cove book brings a unique little twist to the HEA romance.... Although this one is short it is also oh so sweet.

NARRATOR: Excellent. A stellar performance.

HEAR FACTOR: Softly steamed, but no real heat.

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  • Thor
  • 05-05-19

A Nothing Story

She has written a pamflet about her disappointment of being left on the shelf, and has made a career out of it.
He returns doesn't like that it is about him, so plans revenge.
She caves, puts a tiny protest, then lives happily ever after.
All characters are boring, the fight might have been a highlight, but we missed it.

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  • Kerry
  • 10-27-18

Another fun novel from Tessa Dare

A fun story full of passion and romance. I enjoyed listening while I did my housework .