Series: Spindle Cove,
Also in this series: Lord Dashwood Missed Out
Published by Avon on 27 March 2012
Genres: Adult, Emotions & Feelings, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, People & Places, Regency, Road Trip, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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Also by this author: Romancing the Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess, When a Scot Ties the Knot, Lord Dashwood Missed Out
Place(s) Traveled to: Spindle Cove – Sussex, England // Edinburgh, Scotland // London, England (1814)
First Line: When a girl trudged through the rain at midnight to knock at the Devil’s door, the Devil should at least have the depravity—if not the decency—to answer.
I was very excited to learn that A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare would feature the story of Minerva Highwood and Colin Sandhurst as I loved the scenes that those two shared in A Night to Surrender. I can easily say that the romance between Minerva and Colin did not disappoint. Not in the slightest. It was just such a fun journey with them all the wait up to Scotland. The pair were just so opposite from each other, and poor Colin was just so broken, but the two really complement each other well.
With this book I often found myself laughing out loud at some of the ridiculous names and stories that Colin and Minerva would concoct to strangers that they met on their journey. From long lost royalty (Prince Ampersand lol) to a sword swallowing circus act. I loved watching Minerva go from a quiet and bookish girl into a free spirited woman confident in her own abilities. I also really enjoyed seeing Colin open up and start to heal the wounds he’d been carrying around with him since his boyhood.
About the only thing that I was disappointed in with A Week to be Wicked were the cut away moments to Kate and Thorne who were back in Spindle’s Cove. Now while I did enjoy the little snippets that they learned about Colin and his thoughts in regards to Minerva I also felt taken out of the story each time we journeyed back to Spindle’s Cove. Their scenes I felt were more set up for the third and final book of the series, A Lady by Midnight, rather than add to Colin and Minerva’s story. Especially since the cut always always seemed to happened when things were really getting enjoyable with Colin and Minerva.
Overall though, I really enjoyed A Week to be Wicked. I thought that it was a fun story and was a great way to pass a couple of hours as I got lost in the book. I enjoyed this book far more than the first book in the series as well. Its always nice when books improve over the course of a series rather than decline. If you are a fan of historical romance and want a fun story then this is a book for you. As I said before, Colin is a bit broken (and really the best heroes always are, aren’t they?) so its not all sunshine and roses for for these two. But the journey that takes them from Minerva hitting Colin with a satchel full of rocks to their HEA is a wonderful one and not to be missed.