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

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

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 11, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by Avon Impulse
Pages: 144
Format: ARC


“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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Thanks for the great review Francesca!

trish dechant

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…

Under the Covers Book Blog

LOL I know it’s not your thing but Tessa Dare does it well I think. But then again, if historical is not your thing… Although, you know I would recommend her Christmas short that I reviewed last year. Once Upon a Winter’s Eve

Aly P

Is this part of one of her series? It sound sooooo good!

Under the Covers Book Blog

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!


I’m ashamed to say that I have this anthology but it got buried in my TBR pile. Gotta go dig it out 😉


I sooooo want to read this.
Its on my TBR list, but I fear I’ll never get to it my list is soo long.
BTW, I love your reviews.

Under the Covers Book Blog

Yes you have to. It’s short and fast to read 🙂

Monica V.

I bought this book a couple of days ago. Great review!

Amber Peart

Read this book yesterday. Loved it! Wish it was longer though.

Joanne B

I have read almost everything Tessa has written. Can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the review.

Annette C.

Haven’t read Tessa Dare yet, but adding it to my TBR list now.

Lori Meehan

Thanks for the great review. I love a good historical romance.


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! 🙂