Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

Posted December 15, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

5 Stars


The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
Author: Tessa Dare
Published by Avon Impulse
Released: December 11, 2012
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 144
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

 

 

“Page-turner and addicting.” ~Under the Covers

There are a few things that are very clear to me after finishing this book:

  1. I will religiously read anything Tessa Dare writes because she is now one of my favorite historical authors.  Why?  Because I have LOVED everything she’s written that I’ve read, period.  No questions about it.  Her books are always page-turners and addicting for me.  I feel that I get so involved in the story, thanks to her wonderful writing, that it’s as if I’m attending the balls and getting in adventures with the characters.
  2. She can write the best characters!  The heroine AND hero of this story are both so amazing.  No wilting flowers here, but not excessively feisty either.  Eliza Cade is the perfect blend of what I like in a heroine.  She starts off young and bubbly.  She’s loyal to friends and family.  When she figures out what she wants, she goes after it.
  3. I realize that although we all love the bad boy hero, there’s something better…the bad boy hero who is really a good boy at heart.  Mr. Wright surprised me in the end and I couldn’t help but want one of my own.
  4. The woman has a talent for short stories.  This is really an art.  It’s not easy to write a short story about characters we’ve never heard about, about lives we’ve never cared for before, and make us fall in love and immerse ourselves in just a short 100 pages.  This is now the second time that Tessa Dare rocks with a short story that I’ve read.
  5. I can’t help but LOVE the title.  Even though I usually can’t remember it. 🙂

Are those enough reasons why you should read this book?

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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I’m a 32 sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me) and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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14 responses to “Review: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

  1. Francesca,
    You know that I usually don’t read historical romance–it’s just not my fave. But seeing that you reviewed this AND gave it 5 feathers? You are tempting me to check it out. Like I need to buy another book–UGH! But your review is written so well, that I might have to break down and buy this. I have never read any of Tessa Dare’s books…you had me at bad boy with a good heart…

    • As far as I know it’s not. It was previously published in the anthology THREE WEDDINGS AND A MURDER, published back in May of this year. No I didn’t read the anthology just this short now that it was released as an independent story. It isssssss good!

  2. Bube

    Yes, and must to say all covers that I’ve seen from book by Tessa Dare are amazing!
    Definitely,this series go on my wish-list!

    Thanks for the wonderful review Francesca! 🙂

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