A Week to Be Wicked

A Week to Be Wicked

4.11 (32,101 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.11 (32,101 ratings by Goodreads)

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Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked-the second book in Tessa Dare's utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he's trapped in...and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland. Concerning Tessa Dare and her irresistible romances, bestselling author Julia Quinn is spot on when she says, "Prepare to fall in love!" And anyone who loves the novels of Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, and Liz Carlyle is going to adore having A Week to be Wicked.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 24mm | 186g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0062049879
  • 9780062049872
  • 63,855

Back cover copy

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.
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About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen historical romances. A librarian by training and a book-lover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kittens.
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Rating details

32,101 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 39% (12,556)
4 38% (12,310)
3 18% (5,726)
2 4% (1,143)
1 1% (366)

Our customer reviews

The first book of this series, A Night to Surrender, is one of my favorites, but I think A Week to be Wicked is even better! Minerva Highwood is a geologist and her biggest dream is to be recognized for her work. Even if she has to fake an elopement with Lord Payne, the worst rake. So when he refuses to help her, she doesn't let her dreams end, but she decides to go to Scotland by herself. Minerva is one of my favorites female characters. She isn't the most beautiful lady (as her sister), but she's actually very smart. I was impressed by her discoveries and her decision to be heard, even as a woman. Lord Payne, or Colin, started as a rake, but of course, he has a good heart. He just couldn't let Minerva go alone, but he isn't going to make this trip easy. He's very funny and was enchanted by Minerva's 'transformation', but he had his own transformation too. I wasn't sure they were compatible at first, but they not only were attracted but respected each other and found reasons to laugh at the most rare moments. It's important to laugh when you're getting robbed, or have to act like a mistress... Overall, I really enjoyed A Week to be Wicked. It had everything without becoming overly dramatic or extremely sweet, it never bored me, and I easily I fell in love with the characters. Historical romance readers, this one is a must read!show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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