It’s the first Monday of the month and we’re back with Author Addiction! This is a monthly feature here on Of Dragons and Hearts and on A Fool’s Ingenuity, Becky’s wonderful blog. You can also check out my previous editions with Sarah MacLean, Laini Taylor, Victoria (V. E.) Schwab, Sarah J. Maas, and Jennifer L. Armentrout. This month, we picked Tessa Dare, a second historical romance writer in row!
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In the following months, I read most of everything that Dare ever wrote (even a novella, which is something I rarely do because I don’t particularly like novellas, but what can I say, she writes great heroes and heroines!), but A Week to be Wicked remains my favourite. Minerva Highwood is smart, self-conscious and funny – she’s like a historical romance (and adult) version of Hermione Granger. She’s an archeologist and is trying to get published but women weren’t supposed to publish academic papers on dinosaurs back then so she enlists the help of Colin, who seems to be a complete scoundrel but is actually just a bit lost. Their romance is as slow burn as a romance in a romance novel can get and they’re just perfect together.
I’m really excited about her upcoming release, When a Scot Ties the Knot, the third book in Castles Ever After series, because I liked Romancing the Duke very much but Say Yes to the Marquess fell a bit short of my expectations. And the cover for this one is surprisingly sweet, isn’t it? You can still see the guy’s abs, though. ;)
I’d recommend Tessa Dare’s novels if you’re a fan of Julia Quinn or Sarah MacLean – I like to think I’ve read enough historical romances to have formed a definite taste for smart, decisive heroines and non-assholy heroes. Dare usually delivers both with a bow on top.
Have you read any of Tessa’s novels? Which one is your favourite?
I’d love to hear from you! :)