A reluctant hero.
When cash-strapped adventurer Harry Tremayne accepts five thousand pounds to locate Lady Hester Morden in Egypt, he knows he's in for a rough ride. The headstrong mapmaker has been a source of irritation—and forbidden attraction—for years.
A damsel in distress?
Lady Hester doesn't need rescuing. She's far too busy enjoying her freedom to return to the stuffy confines of London. Besides, handsome scoundrel Harry Tremayne is the last man she wants to see; she's still plagued by the memory of their one, unforgettable kiss.
A deadly curse.
But when Hester discovers a necklace in the sand—one which may or may not be cursed by an ancient Egyptian goddess—the two are thrust into an adventure that takes them from the desert's seductive heat to the perils of Napoleonic France. Can they ignore their inconvenient attraction long enough to save the world? The answer may just lie in the promise of a single kiss . . .
Praise for K. C. Bateman:
"Scintillating! . . . Intelligent, affable characters make this fast-paced novel shine, especially for fans of clever women and the men who sincerely admire them." – Publisher's weekly Starred Review for This Earl Of Mine.
"A new riveting voice for Regency readers! K. C. Bateman is on my auto-buy list." - Janna MacGregor
"Delicious, witty, and ripping good fun! Bateman's writing sparkles." - Laura Lee Guhrke
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I’m in love with Harry!
Apparently, adventurers with a wicked sense of humor and a sense of the absurd draw me in. I'm totally in love with Harry. K.C. Bateman writes in-depth characters who reel me in and make me want to be part of their world. I've never been able to put one of her books down once I started and this time was no exception. Fantastic story with some truly great LOL moments.