Spindle Cove safely harbours all damsels in need of retreat and/or independence. Minerva is a trained geologist who needs to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to present a scientific paper regarding a fossil she discovered in Spindle Cove. However unable to travel alone she needs to persuade Colin, the rake and viscount, to accompany her.
The chemistry between the leads, Minerva and Colin was very spicy and really entertaining. As characters, their back stories and interests were interesting, particularly Colin's history, showing why he developed into the person he's become and how Minerva’s personality was a perfect foil for him.
I very much enjoyed this romp of a book. It reminded me of the romances I used to devour 20/30 years ago. The banter was lively and witty, the situations were hilarious and bordered on ridiculous and silly, and the hero and heroine had an insane amount of chemistry between them. All in all a solid 4.5 Stars. With charm and wit this adventure Ms. Dare delivers provides a few great hours reading pleasure along with a delightful HEA.
At the heart of this book is the family loyalty of academic Minerva and the evil teasing of Viscount Colin. The clash between the two provides great entertainment during an action lacked road trip. The banter is witty and every sentence is entertaining.
Handsome dissolute Viscount Colin is stuck in Spindle Cove, with nothing to do but flirt with the locals. Minerva is an avid geologist who wants to publicise her research at a symposium. Of course she has spectacles. But behind her bookish exterior is loving loyalty. Seeking to protect her beautiful sister from Colin’s rakish ways, Minerva persuades Colon to escort her to the symposium.
The couple's journey to Edinburgh includes adventures, robbery and Colin's funny lies. There are steamy erotic encounters and a quest to preserve a dinosaur footprint. With no dull moments and a truly believable romance this is highly recommended reading.