Regency romance heroes are supposed to be charmers. That is the essential nature of the beast. The hero of Tessa Dare’s A Week to Be Wicked, however, is an exceptional specimen of that ilk. Lord Payne is a master at creating outlandish back stories for his soon-to-be lady as they travel north to Scotland carrying a fossil footprint, of all things. I laughed out loud several times at their antics and banter. Heroine and paleontologist Minerva is as capable at seeing behind Payne’s facade as she is at seeing the beauty in rocks. A thoroughly enjoyable adventure.