Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she's been everywhere and seen everything—except London. But when the time comes to trade her jodhpurs and work boots for silk gowns and kid gloves, she may be in over her head.
Even though she can out-ride, out-shoot, and outsmart any girl in London society, Linley is destined to be the failure of the season. No one she meets cares about ancient pottery or lost Buddhist texts, and fundraising efforts for future expeditions keep coming up short. If the Talbot-Martin team doesn't find money soon, they will be out of a job, and Linley will lose everything she holds dear.
Patrick Wolford, Marquess of Kyre (pronounced 'Keer'), is a man who knows his place. Well-connected and respected, he is everything everyone expects him to be, but beneath his façade, he is as neglected and crumbling as the family estate. Now the strain of keeping up appearances is taking its toll. The smart thing would be to marry the heiress nipping at his heels and be done with it, but when he meets Linley Talbot-Martin, who dares to shake up his seemingly proper world, he must choose between the life he's always known and one he never dared to dream of.
A solid romance
This was a good read featuring a plucky heroine and her charming love interest as they fall in love and travel to far off places. The unlikely couple is obviously destined to be together, but the how is pretty entertaining with touches of adventure as illness and the harsh traveling conditions threaten their very survival. Recommended for fans of historical romance set in the years before the First World War.
Great story line
This book was better than I expected it to be. A romance novel is usually standard girl meets boy, something happens in between, then they fall in love. This book has lots of things happen in between and even the beginning is not typical. A great read with lots of action and surprise. Not your typical romance novel, but in a better way.
A love that never tires
More like the story that never ends. I feel like it was two books mashed together. While sometimes interesting I think it could have benefited from some serious editing and tightening up. The first half was better imo and the second half just rambled and repeated itself too much. However, I’m not an author or critic so what do I know. Just my own thoughts on this one.