By Tessa Dare
"** *When a devilish lord and a bluestocking trigger at the street to ruin... time isn't really on their side.* **
Minerva Highwood, one among Spindle Cove's proven spinsters, should be in Scotland.
Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the 1st order, must be... anyplace yet Spindle Cove.
These not likely companions have one week to
• pretend an elopement
• persuade friends and family they're in ""love""
• outrun armed robbers
• live on their worst nightmares
• trip 400 miles with no killing every one other
All whereas sharing a really small carriage by way of day and an excellent smaller mattress via evening.
What they don't have time for is their transforming into allure. less wild ardour. And heaven forbid they spend useful hours baring their hearts and souls.
Suddenly one week sounds like precisely sufficient time to discover an international of difficulty. And maybe... simply maybe... love.
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Publication Date: 2002-12-24
Number of Pages: 245
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Thomas dropped into the armchair on the opposite side of the hearth, his gaze on Sebastian’s face. ” Sebastian could almost hear the bugle, could feel the tug of loyalty, of familial devotion. . and really, how hard could it be? “Yes. All right. ” Thomas blinked. “You will? ” Sebastian picked up his glass, sipped, and started to plan. “It’s February. The Season will start soon. ” He glanced at the amber liquid in his glass. ” He glanced at Thomas, saw his brother sink back into the chair, saw some of the haggardness leave his features.
At last, lips tight, she looked up at him. “I assume the coded part is a place name, or directions to some place or spot. ” He held her gaze. ” Her expression momentarily blanked, then she scowled. Ferociously. At herself. ” When she glanced up at him, he nodded. She huffed and glared at the desk. ” After a moment, he shut the notebook. Waved it. ” She studied her hands, lightly gripping the desk’s edge, then glanced up and met his gaze. ” Forthright. He raised his brows. ” “I’ve a natural talent and I was in the army.
Turning to survey the shorter arm of the room, Sebastian saw a wing chair tucked in the corner, facing the distant window, yet remaining wreathed in shadow. A lamp stood on a small table alongside. Crossing to the table, he lit the lamp. By its glow he scanned the nearby shelves. The last time he’d been there, he’d been searching for a particular volume of ancient texts; his lordship shared his interest in such things. ” Drawing out a hefty tome, he opened it, then sat in the armchair, settled comfortably, and gave himself over to Herodotus in the original Greek.
A Week to Be Wicked (Spindle Cove, Book 2) by Tessa Dare