To start off 2015 reading right I started with my favorite genre! Also I spent the first two weeks of the year traveling for work so I needed something light and delicious (and lightweight, go library kindle downloads!) After doing abysmally actually writing up my reviews last year (I read 67 books, but only wrote ~11 reviews. Terrible.) One of this years resolutions is to get my bum in gear. And I’m only 6 books behind!
Anyways… A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare, part of her Spindle Cove series. Why, order nerd, completist that I am, did I read this out of order? Because my romance novel loving sister said I needed to read this one alone. And she was right. The story/relationship of Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, and Minerva Highwood is a delight. While the historical accuracy leaves something to be desired, the story of two people finding each other and the banter that ensues is top notch!
Minerva is not a simpering heroine, she’s quite the intelligent catch as an early geologist/paleontologist. (And the scientist in me was thrilled to have such a smart woman for once. With interests!) Colin is the silly one this time, and for once, obviously not as intelligent as Minerva (and he knows it). It’s so refreshing to read a romance where the man is not some savior who makes her entire life worth it. And yes, that probably in general is what makes it completely historically inaccurate I don’t care. You watch a relationship grow, and it feels much more realistic than most romances I’ve read lately (although
the whole time constraints parts are very silly). But it really felt more about two people just getting to know each other, instead of straight saucy times. And I might have cried on a plane to Key West like a girl. But it was worth it. I think it’s already won the award for best romance all year, and it was the first!