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A Week to Be Wicked

Spindle Cove, Book 2
Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
Series: Spindle Cove, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Eve Ortega (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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another hugely enjoyable read

I have read three Tessa Dare books so far, and while this one wasn't my favorite I still hugely enjoyed it. I will definitely be reading more!

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Very funny...

This is my second time around on this book. I love the series and I found this book even funnier than the first. Can't wait to 'reread' the other books again. It's a pity that not all of the series is available on audio yet. I look forward to that day.

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  • Jonna
  • 25-04-2014

Humorous, Romantic, Delightful

I admit that I too fell in love with Lord Colin Payne and the story of his escapades with the bookish Minerva Highwood, who seems likely to become one of Spindle Cove's future spinsters. Minerva talks Lord Payne into escorting her in a fake elopement to Scotland, where she hopes to present her paper on fossils at the Geological Society in Edinburgh. Before he agrees, Colin sets several conditions on his participation, all of which Minerva knows are certain "ruin" her socially. But she is willing to sacrifice all to further her academic career. The journey becomes a comedy of errors of sorts where Colin's knack for storytelling creates unexpected surprises and brings Minerva out of her shell in astonishing ways. Minerva learns about his tragic past and brings Colin out of his "shell" as she comes to understand his secrets and what he needs to get beyond them. Lots of laughs as well as a sexy and touching romance.

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  • MM
  • 01-05-2014

I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH COLIN PAYNE!!

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This book was very enjoyable. I laughed through the entire thing....(fell in love with Colin)! It has just the right about of steamy love and light laughs! Worth the time and credit.

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  • Lady Wesley
  • 20-12-2014

Funny, sweet, sexy - sums up both Colin & the book

I generally don't like "road" books, but I'll make an exception for this one. Colin and Minerva are a delightful couple, and Colin is one of the funniest heroes since Lisa Kleypas's Leo in Married By Morning.

This variation on the rake-meets-bluestocking-spinster is hilarious, touching, and hot, and Carolyn Morris's narration is excellent.

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  • Kerry
  • 15-10-2016

Loved it!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was very amusing at times so funny I found myself laughing out loud quite often. I really loved the fact that she was like an ugly duckling who blossomed into a swan and got the handsome prince. Very easy listening with a terrific narrator I highly recommend

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  • The Point Of It
  • 07-11-2015

So fun! Excellent story

I've listen to this story three times. Every time something new appears. Lots of laughs, great affection, and of course great love scenes. Great ending. Best of the series

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  • Stephanie
  • 07-11-2014

Great listen Charmingly sexy. Minerva made me laugh

Where does A Week to Be Wicked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very high 9

What other book might you compare A Week to Be Wicked to and why?

Good questions. Can't compare the storyline really.

Have you listened to any of Carolyn Morris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I like her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No spoilers lol but Minerva's sacrifices

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I loved this book.. usually second parts of a series are boring but this one was funny charming and kept me wondering what next.

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  • Eve
  • 05-07-2019

Witty & steamy

This book was filled with wit, sensual scenes, and laughter. This is one of the best books I read and I've read countless....I cannot wait to read the rest!!

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  • PennyLou
  • 10-06-2019

Creative writing, delightful characters

Carolyn Morris did an outstanding job in narrating this book....this series. She brought Tessa Dare's delightful characters to life...made them real. She added humor and added perfect inflection. This book is as good as it gets in a historical romance. Congratulations to Tessa & Carolyn....another winner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-2019

my first Tessa Dare book

I'd seen her books in my recommended and always shied away because of the slightly silly titles. TURNS OUT they're silly because Ms. Dare has a fantastic tongue in cheek sense of humor! this book was sweet and funny, romantic and sexy, adventurous and feminist. i loved every minute and will definitely be back for more.

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  • J McG
  • 13-02-2019

Loved it - will read again!

Great book! Loveable characters, tons of humor, hot & steamy. Wonderful story. I will be reading this again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-2016

fabulously funny

lovely hilarious regency romance ; colin and minerva and francine romp to scotland . enjoy !

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  • Jeannette Joiner
  • 18-06-2020

Excellent

loved it very funny romantic good story will definitely listen to it again well narrated

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-2020

Regency fun, love and some danger.

Good easy flowing story with lots of humour, made me lough so much. It's almost Georgette Heyer plus hot sexy bits. My complements to the narrator: all correct pronunciation and nicely accented voices. I have fairly recently discovered Regency romances, which I find very entertaining. Some authors tend to overwrite the plot, however it is not the case with Miss Tessa Dare, at least not with this my first book by this author. Will definitely try more of her books.

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  • JED
  • 06-11-2018

Happy easy listen

You know what you are getting with a book from Tessa Dare. Once again a happy, easy to listen to book. Nothing too heavy, although the story is splattered with complications and sad memories. Enjoyable listening.

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  • Book addict
  • 14-07-2018

A fun listen

Probably one of the best historical romance type books I’ve listened to. I often find the genre a bit dull, but this book had plenty of fun and a building romance.