Sunday 7 June 2015

Romancing the Earl (Regency Treasure Hunters Book 2) by Darcy Burke

She'll stop at nothing to find her heart's desire... 

Romancing the Earl (Regency Treasure Hunters, #2)
Major Elijah Hollister never wanted to be an earl, particularly not when it meant losing his brother. When a bold adventuress shows up at his door seeking a treasure map, Elijah suspects his brother’s death may not have been accidental and that the lady knows more than she’s willing to share. Whether she’s a friend or foe, Elijah plans to keep her close—and hope the temptation of her kisses doesn’t ruin them both. 
Miss Catriona Bowen can almost taste the fruits of her years-long quest to find one of Britain’s greatest treasures. The discovery will deliver the recognition and respect she deserves as an antiquary, despite the fact that she’s a woman. However, to find the map that will lead her to success, she must ally herself with a stoic, yet provocative gentleman with a different goal. And when a villain threatens their lives, she realizes too late that love is the greatest treasure of all. 

A quick, enjoyable story. I enjoy historical romance that has some mystery or adventure and this novel didn't disappoint. This is the second in the series but it can easily be read as a stand alone.
There is great chemistry between Elijah and Catriona and their burgeoning romance was amusing to read. The treasure hunt got very exciting the closer the pair got to discovering it as they were being closely watched by a secret society who would stop at nothing, including murder, to get their hands on the treasure.
I'd recommend 'Romancing the Earl' to anyone who enjoys a bit of mystery or adventure in their historical romance.

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