Date read: December 27, 2015
1. A Night to Surrender
1.5. Once Upon a Winter's Eve
2. A Week to be Wicked
3. A Lady by Midnight
3.5. Beauty and the Blacksmith
4. Any Duchess Will Do
4.5. Lord Dashwood Missed Out - Kindle
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A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned!Thoughts on Lord Dashwood Missed Out: Oh, I like these visits to Spindle Cove. Sure, we spent most of the book away from town, but I just love the men and women who drop in so stinking much. (Plus, I'm a huge sucker for revisiting couples we had the pleasure of seeing fall previously. They're so fun!)
Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door…but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who’d been overlooked by gentlemen—and an instant bestseller. Now she’s on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She’s forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.
And he finally seems to have noticed her.
George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir--only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it.
She has one night.
But let's talk about Nora and Dash. They have an interesting history. Not a bad one, exactly, but... well, let's just say Dash had his not-so-stellar moments when he was younger and hurt Nora terribly. I loved that Nora had turned that moment into something that worked for her. She used her hurt and stood tall.
And then Dash fell back into her life and things got REALLY fun.
Because who doesn't like waiting out a storm with a hot lord who makes your heart go pitter patter?
Honestly, I liked everything going on here. Nora is a strong heroine. Dash might have gone about things the wrong way, but he did what he felt he had to do. Also, I might have a deep weakness for stories where the H/h are isolated by a storm (what? It's a thing.) and this works sooooo nicely.
*thumbs up* all around for Spindle Cove!