Banging on the his front door in the middle of the night, bookish and plain Minerva Highwood has a plan to keep confirmed rake Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne away from her younger sister, fake an elopement . You see, Minerva has heard through the grapevine in Spindle Cove's beachfront community, that Lord Payne was about to propose to Diana, her younger sister and she's aghast.
Minerva is a budding geologist and has made an astounding find in a cave near her home and she needs to be in Edinburgh, Scotland in a weeks' time to present her findings at the prestigious Royal Geological Society, and so she ropes in Colin, Lord Payne in by offering him the prize money of five-hundred pounds that she insures him she will win with her findings.
In order to get this done, they are to fake an elopement and against Colin's better judgement, he goes along with Minerva's plan. Minerva, thinking that Lord Payne would never want any sort of romantic involvement with her due to the fact that she's nothing like any of the countless women that Colin has had in his web, coupled by the fact that Lord Payne can't ever get her first name right, feels she is safe from him. Then again, she may be very wrong.
Along the road to Scotland the pair end up having adventure and misadventure with Minerva finding more than meets the eye below Colin's rakish appearance and in turn, Colin awakens a passion in Minerva she never thought existed outside of her passion for rocks.
I loved A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare! It is the second novel in the Spindle Cove series and what an auspicious read it is. One would never think Lord Payne would ever find Minerva to be as attractive as he does with their constant bickering, but he does. I love the constant banter back and forth with them whether it's the sarcasm or the honesty, this only made me love this book all the more. I am so looking forward to Book 3 in Spindle Cove series, A Lady by Midnight. Enjoy the adventure!
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5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)