“I loved the adventures the couple went through the the gradual development of the love in this book. Dare has a way of bringing freshness and wonder to everyday moments.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I loved the adventures the couple went through the the gradual development of the love in this book. Dare has a way of bringing freshness and wonder to everyday moments. ”Asya S wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Liked the characters, but the story dragged. I was really intrigued with the concept of this book. I loved the beginning of the book. Unfortunately, once the characters began their journey, my interest in the story dropped. I liked the characters, but I didn't think there was enough story there to justify all the pages that I had to read.”AUenUrsa wrote this review Friday, October 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very sweet romance, with some really great lead characters. I was totally charmed by it. Tessa Dare is becoming a new favorite. ”Beth T wrote this review Sunday, June 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very enjoyable, fun characters and outrageous stories”Pattigr wrote this review Saturday, June 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a huge improvement over the first book. For the first book, I was a little bored and could not connect with the characters. I could not put this second book down. I absolutely loved Minerva as the heroine. Maybe it was because I could absolutely relate to the shy book nerd. I found Colin's transformation a little unbelievable, but otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I immediately picked up the third as soon as i finished this book and I'm sad that I have to wait until the end of this month for the fourth to come out. ”Amber R wrote this review Saturday, May 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love the characters and how they start to fall in love from intially hating eachother. The book was well paced for that to happen. My issue fell in that I felt the beginning was oddly slow and the end left something to be desired seeming to just cut off. ”Haley O wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cute characters with a funny plot. Enjoyed this book. ”Bill D. wrote this review Monday, December 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Couldn't put it down.”Nicole C wrote this review Thursday, November 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Light and fluffy but the dynamic between Colin and Minerva is what makes this book simply spectacular. Both are able to see beyond surface appearances to the truth beneath each others' facades. Colin sees the spunky, feisty and passionate woman under Minerva's nerdy and awkward mannerisms while Minerva understands that underneath Colin's charming and rakish ways is a scarred and traumatized man in need of love. Their scenes together range from sweet to sultry to scorching hot and every moment is scintillating.
The plot is predictable but the "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong" adventures are entertaining nonetheless (although Colin's exaggerated storytelling is over-the-top and, not surprisingly, comes back to bite him).
The reactions of the townspeople to the "elopement" are a little out of character in some cases and I was expecting more of a fuss to be made. Moreover, while the resolution is very satisfying, it would have been even better if Colin and Minerva had returned to Spindle Cove to face the music. ”
“A fun historical romance with its share of interesting adventures but there was quite a bit of intermittent silly chatter and I didn't particularly care for the haphazard ending. Geologist Minerva suggests to rake Colin that they take a fake elopement trip to Scotland so he won't marry her sister.