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Series: Spindle Cove

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mini Review: Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Mini Review: Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa DareLord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare
Series: Spindle Cove,
Also in this series: A Week to be Wicked
Published by Avon on 08 December 2015
Genres: Adult, Emotions & Feelings, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Regency, Road Trip, Short Story / Novella
Pages: 144
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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three-stars
Also by this author: A Week to be Wicked, Romancing the Duke, Say Yes to the Marquess, When a Scot Ties the Knot

Place(s) Traveled To: Hastings, England // Spindle Cove, England // Canterbury, England (19th Century)

First Line(s): By the age of three-and-twenty, Miss Elinora Browning had given up on wedding vows – instead, she made herself a promise.

LORD DASHWOOD MISSED OUT is a novella set in Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cover universe and was a quick, fun story that I enjoyed. As with most of Dare’s books the two leads had some amazing banter and good chemistry. I loved the story of Nora and Dashwood and their scenes often brought a smile to my face. When they weren’t making my heart ache with their backstory. What I didn’t like about LORD DASHWOOD MISSED OUT was how the POV would split and go into other characters from Dare’s Spindle Cove books. Those POVs were distracting and didn’t add anything to the story for me. What I wanted more of in this book was more time spent with Nora and Dash.

LORD DASHWOOD MISSED OUT is a sweet romance and the declaration at the end will just melt your heart. This is a short novella but it feels like a full story. It was fun revisiting Spindle Cove and seeing some of those characters and I hope that we get to see Nora and Dash in the upcoming book, DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL.

 

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare

Posted by Irish in 5 Stars, Adult, Review4 Comments

A Week to be Wicked by Tessa DareA Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare
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
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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five-stars
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.

irishdarkblue

 

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