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


The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare
Historical / Regency 
Avon Impulse (December 11, 2012)

Rating: A
Heat: Warm

Heroine: Eliza Cade – Youngest Daughter, Virgin
Hero: Harry Wright – Rogue, Older Man 
Setting: England



Eliza Cade is a passionate and, slightly, reckless young miss. And, because of one tiny bad decision, her father has declared that she can’t debut until all three of her older sisters have. Miss Eliza is the wildcard of the family and her papa doesn’t want her to ruin her siblings marriage prospects.

Which probably means she should stay far, far away from Harry Wright. Because Mr. Wright is a rogue and a spendthrift. To be caught alone with him is tantamount to utter ruin. So, naturally, Eliza finds herself alone with him... quite often.

But there is not a thing wrong about that Mr. Wright. Except, maybe, that he is deliciously naughty and always says exactly what's on his mind. And has made me fall for him head over slippers. I’m telling you, I’d give my left arm for Harry Wright!

All puns aside, I very much enjoyed the passage of time woven into this novella. The different circumstances that Eliza and Harry continue to meet under. And how he riles her up as much as he heats her up... and then leaves her wanting. But don’t worry, Miz Eliza returns the favor in spades!

The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright (say that three times fast!) may not be a part of the Spindle Cove world, but it has definitely helped tide me over until Any Duchess Will Do. I love historical romance—and Miz Dare always delivers greatness!

Favorite Quote:

The devil also looked weary. Fatigued by the world—and strangely vulnerable, this close. The devil put silver threads in his sin-black hair. Just a few, so a girl could only see them if she happened to draw imprudently near. He wore his cravat mussed, tempting feminine hands to put it straight. 
Eliza’s nursemaid had it all wrong. The devil didn’t entice with perfection. He seduced with flaws.
His green, hungry gaze didn’t say, Follow me into perdition.
It said, Only you can save me from it.


Thoughts While Reading:

0.0% - "Let's see how wrong Mr. Wright actually is! I pun, I pun. :-P"
100.0% - "I'd give my left arm for Mr. Wright! :-P"


  1. This was wonderfully funny and romantic. Harry's sweet words made me sigh out loud, literally. Loved this one too! Ms. Dare can do no wrong!


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