Lord Dashwood Missed Out
Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door…but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who’d been overlooked by gentlemen—and an in ...more
December 8th in e-book and audio. I'm still waiting to learn the paperback edition's release date, but it should follow the e-release shortly.
If you'd like to read an excerpt, check out my blog today: "Ripping the Bodice"
Dash and Nora are a new couple to Spindle Cove, but many previous Spindle Cove characters are in the story. (As usual, Colin demanded to have all the best lines.)
This! This right here is why I read historical romance when I’m looking to escape. Lord Dashwood Missed Out is laugh out loud funny, steamy and - at moments - tender. And even better still? This novella doesn’t read or feel like a novella which makes it escapism reading at its best because it can be read anytime, even when you don't have much time!
A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned!
Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-n ...more
Part of the Spindle Cove series, waiting for book 5, this short novella features as the main couple Lord Dashwood, explorer and cartographer, and Miss Elinora Browning, spinster authoress of a scathing pamphlet warning young ladies against the lures of untrustworthy scoundrels and sharp, and a not-so-veiled, invective addressed at the man who so callously broke her girlish delusions about love.
Growing up together, Nora and Dash have always harboured a tendre for each other, but after ...more
Read for the Mad About Series Challenge - 2018
Series: Well seeing as how I am reading it for a series challenge....
Sexy times: Yep. Just a bit.
Plan on reading more by the author: I think you already know that answer.
Apparently, Dash left Nora wanting and treated her rather abysmally. Either that or this is the view of a very young miss in love with a slightly older man with neither of them being mature enough to really understand wh ...more
“Do you know,” he said, “you’re ravishing when you’re trying to hate me forever.”
Was fun to get glimpses of past main couple's from the series. Alas, the novella format alludes me again with rushed romance and a not quite historical feel. ...more
Nora knew she love Lord Dashwood since they were children. She had grand plans of marrying him and having all his children. But when he decided that he wanted to see the world and have some accomplishments of his own she was ...more
If only it hadn’t been a novella
If only they hadn’t had to share space with every other couple
And every other character
If only it weren’t for those weirdly paced starts
I enjoyed some of the dialogue, some of the steam, the cute gestures
But in the end, it seems we all missed out on the best parts: the developing relationship and characters.
I am a big fan of Tessa Dare, and I usually can overlook anachronisms in her books, especially in this series, because there's so much else good stuff to focus on. But for some reason I had a really hard time doing so with this book. The phrase "screaming orgasms" was actually uttered by a male character as an off hand comment to a friend at one point and I almost set my Kindle aside. Also a major side plot was a husband forgetting to pick up sherry on his way home - really? I get that these nov ...more
This is one of those series where you can forgive all kinds of nitpicks because of the humour (the first book in the series has the most hilarious beginning), but here it was completely missing.
Next, because their story didn't have enough juice, we had those ...more
“Second chance at love” is one of my favourite tropes and when the estranged couple are forced to take shelter from a snow storm in an isolated cabin…even better. I know there will be lively dialogue, some soul-searching, and delicious sexy moments, all leading to a Happy Ever After. Add a rescue mission un ...more
”Because, my darling Nora . . . no matter where I traveled, you were always what was missing.”
This was a sweet novella, and had the typical Tessa Dare humor.
I really liked Elinora, even though I was frustrated with her at times with the way she swooned over George even when he acted like a real jerk.
I had a difficult time with my feelings regarding George. At first I didn’t believe him to be attracted to Elinora, especially with the way he kept baiting her, and then when Elinora found out a...more
I just wish this were an actual full length novel. I had a hard time understanding Lord Dashwood's motives because there wasn't enough time to explore them. It all came to an end and he sort of plo ...more
Okay, just saying, but Colin (Payne) from A Week to be Wicked needs to stop. He was such a dork who shamelessly st ...more
I had my first experience with Tessa Dare not too long ago when I read When a Scot Ties the Knot, and that book quickly became a favorite. I was in need of a winter themed book when I saw Lord Dashwood Missed Out, and even though it’s a novella deep into the Spindle Cove, I’m really glad I went with it.
The whole loathing to love trope is my favorite in romance. What’s cool about this is, Elinora and Lord Dashwood used to be good friends growing up together, then … stuff happens and he goes trave ...more
This is a fun, quirky sweet romance that is perfect for my mood.
The only problem that I find is I can't really pinpoint the past romance between the H and h. I get it that the hero is a douche to her before and because she's furious, she wrote something and blah blah blah, it became a hit. But I get a bit confused on what's really their status before. Are they having that silly "it's complicated" thingy? Or is it that thing where one person secretly likes the other person?I don't know, but let's ...more
It could've been just me but I needed more than a few chapters.
I can't wait for the fifth book and hope to God it's a full length book.
My love for Tessa remains strong and untouchable!
The romance between Miss Elinora Browning and Lord Dashwood was so thin, it was more or less non-existent. Teenage drama drawn out for years and solved - literally - over night. I cringed my way through this novella. There's no other way to describe how I felt about it. Want an example? After poor, li ...more
I have enjoyed most everything I’ve read by this author, but I haven’t been able to read as many of her books as I would like, but when I saw this was a novella length story, I was sure I could squeeze it into my review schedule. I’m so glad I did!
Years ago, Elinora Browning was humiliated by Lord Dashwood, leaving her frustrated, ...more
How i adore this novella.The reunion between Dash and Nora was so hilarious and entertaining,and the fact that Dash is a virgin! Ahh how i swooned!!!
I laughed out loud with the scenes with the heroes before this Novella, Colin ...more
After struggle bussing my way through a steampunk/fantasy book about Sherlock Holmes' niece, I was feeling incredibly slumpy. So I turned to my local library's Overdrive site, and promptly discovered that there were a couple of Tessa Dare novellas available that I hadn't read yet. Aaaaand I sped through both of them in about 45 minutes.
There's not really a lot to say about this. It's fluffy, it's funny, it's ridiculous, ...more
"I thought they were called trilobites," Rycliff said.
"Listen, Bram, whose lady is the geologist?" Colin retorted.
Look, this book probably isn't half as fun if you don't know who Colin, Minerva, and Rycliff are. But if you have read a majority of the books in the Spindle Cove series then thi ...more
This was cotton candy, quite fluffy but without much essence. And as usual with novellas, I felt it tried to jam-pack too much into very few pages so it felt rushed and ended way too quickly.
I'd suggest reading Robin's review since she has read the series and writes the best reviews ever. :P
I adore Tessa Dare's writing and her Spindle Cove series was the one that really turned me into a fangirl. So, obviously, I was super excited to see that she was returning to that series with a novella and an upcoming full-length novel, Do You Want to Start a Scandal. Lord Dashwood Missed Out is a cute story with a decent romance and some fun reunions with other Spindle Cove characters.
The main plot follows Nora Browning who became famous after writing and publishing a scathing essay to ...more
What a fun novella! I was so happy to go back to Spindle Cove in this one!
Nora is on her way to speak at a library in Spindle Cove, when her carriage leaves without her. The only carriage available already has an occupant. Luckily he doesn't mind her joining him, but what she instantly notices is that he's Lord Dashwood, the man who once held her heart. Praying he won't notice her, she slides in and keeps her head turned. But of course he knows who she is.
When the ma ...more
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 Excellen ...more
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Rycliff smirked. "Last night."
Thorne drained his tankard and cracked his neck. "This morning."
"I didn't mean in bed," Colin said. Under his breath he added, "Braggarts.”