From USA Today, RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson comes this *spicy* Victorian romantic adventure full of wit, intrigue, and plenty of passion!
Miss Lily Strathmore has made a desperate bargain. One last adventure abroad with her botanist uncle and his family, and then she will do as her parents bid and wed the proper (and boring) viscount her mother has selected as Lily's ideal husband.
James Huntington is on a mission. Retrieve his grandfather's lost journals from the wilds of Tunisia, and win the estate and fortune he so desperately needs. This quest will be the making of him - or his ruin.
Thrown together on a botanical expedition, James and Lily's attraction is immediate, and impossible. Despite every reason to keep their distance, the two find themselves inexorably drawn together as they race to reach a hidden valley before their enemies can bring all their dreams crashing down.
"A lush, exotic tale of romance and adventure." - Sally MacKenzie, USA Today bestselling author
*Originally published as PASSIONATE by Kensington Books
This is a very interesting book. The imagery the narrative invoked has one feeling as if they are actually there. From London to Tunisia it takes you on a journey of mystery, suspense and of course a happily ever after. Lily and James are likable and relatable. The supporting characters are well developed as is the backstory. I can’t say enough good about this book. I look forward to reading Caroline and Isabella’s stories. R. K. Carulli
Interesting historical novel! Evil father, star crossed lovers, and great characters.
Lovely tale with travel and intrigue. All’s well that ends well.
Very moving story. Deep characters. I loved the intelligence , the strong families......