Spotlight on Tessa Dare
When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin...
Spindle Cove #2
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Featuring: Minerva Highwood; Colin Sandhurst
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"Delightful... Lust, love, and witty repartee are
perfectly balanced in this seamlessly plotted romance."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
A Week to Be Wicked
By Tessa Dare
Tessa Dares continues her winning historical series set in
Spindle, a.k.a. "Spinster," Cove, a popular retreat for
ladies of gentle breeding and "delicate constitution," with
TO BE WICKED. The hero, a playboy, and heroine, an
avowed bluestocking, could not be more different - or more
desperate to escape the confines of the small seaside
resort. But together, perhaps they can help each other. As
they say, adversity makes strange bedfellows.
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Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, has inherited a vast fortune.
The only problem is, he can't have the money. Not until he
either marries or turns 27. Cut off, he's going mad in the
charming, quiet village by the sea. Minerva Highwood is
hopelessly awkward in society, but brilliant when it comes
to the natural sciences. In Spindle Cove, she's been making
a study of the local caves and cliffs and has made a
startling discovery - the fossilized footprint of a
prehistoric creature unlike any cataloged before.
Together Minerva and Colin come up with a plan to escape
Spindle Cove. Colin will take her to the meeting of the
Royal Geological Society in Edinburgh to present her
findings. There's a 500-guinea prize for the best
presentation, which her research is sure to win, and she'll
give him the money.
The two set off for Scotland under the guise of an
elopement. Along the way, they bicker and clash at every
turn, as Colin's incorrigible ways land them in one mess
after another.. To make progress northward, they find
themselves posing as brother and sister, lord and courtesan,
husband and wife...even circus performers. But by night,
they're discovering each other stripped of disguises-and
they find themselves, however improbably, falling in love.
Time and money are running out, and one last disaster
threatens to dash all their hopes. To help his now-beloved
Minerva reach her dreams, Colin must conquer his worst
fears: death and marriage, in that order.Avon Books * ISBN 9780062049872 * e-ISBN
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Cove series, set in England's Regency Era in a small
seaside resort town that caters specifically to ladies "of
good breeding and delicate constitution."
Visit Tessa Dare
Tessa Dare is the award-winning author of seven historical
romance novels and one novella. She has twice been awarded
the RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award, and has twice
been a finalist for Romance Writers of America's prestigious
RITAŽ award. Her books have been contracted for translation
in nine languages. Recently, Booklist magazine named her one
of the "new stars of historical romance."
Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa strives to write
Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern
readers. With her new "Spindle Cove" series, she's had great
fun creating a fictional seaside community populated by women
who defy the conventions of their time--engaging in such
unladylike pursuits as medicine, geology, and artillery. And
she's had even more fun dreaming up the strong-willed,
unsuspecting men who'll find their hearts ensnared by these
"spinster" heroines. The first Spindle Cove book, A Night to
Surrender, will be available August 30, 2011 from Avon
A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa takes
great pride and pleasure in continuing to work part-part-time at
her local public library. She makes her home in Southern
California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with
her husband, their two children, and a big brown dog.