Review: Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare

Posted December 21, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare
Lord Dashwood Missed Out
by Tessa Dare

4.5 Stars


Released: December 8th 2015
Series: Spindle Cove #4.5
Published by Avon Impulse
Pages: 144
Format: eBook

Recommended Read!

“Incredibly romantic and enticingly sweet!”
~ Under the Covers

Spindle Cove is one of my favorite places!  Miss Elinora Browning had written Lord Dashwood Missed Out when she didn’t get the guy she wanted.  Her childhood friend.  After his dismissal, she penned the somewhat bitter love letter and it was published and empowered young ladies all over.  She is now on the way to Spindle Cove for a signing and reading from the pamphlet when she has no other resource for getting there than sharing a coach in the middle of the night with a stranger.

Except he’s not a stranger at all.  He’s the very Lord Ashwood she wrote that pamphlet about.  And he might be just a little upset about having his name dragged through the mud with the success of her pamphlet and wants to know what exactly he missed out on.

Nora now has a backbone and maybe a confidence she didn’t have those years ago.  George is a bit of a jerk but with a purpose.  He tests Nora’s resolve and when you see the ending you won’t be able to hold back the swoons.

This is a short story so I don’t want to give anything away.  I’m always a fan of this series and Ms. Dare’s writing is as always flawless.  With all the backstory there is between these two it was easy to see their story develop without requiring as many pages.  The winter setting around the Christmas holiday is a beautiful backdrop to their encounter and one of my favorite scenes in the whole story takes place out in the snow. 🙂

Incredibly romantic and enticingly sweet!  I loved George and Nora in this short story and after the bit we get to see of Charlotte in this story, I’m now even more anxious to read DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL.




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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’ve enjoyed all of the tessa dare books I’ve read so far…


Thanks for the review Francesca

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have some of these on my TBR pile.

Christina Britton
Christina Britton

Squee! Have loved everything I’ve read by Tessa Dare so far, and it sound like I’ll love this one just as much. Love the Spindle Cove series!