Bella Jones' father, Sir Seymour Jones, was an explorer/adventurer who revealed to her on his deathbed that the late Duke of Aylwin, whom he helped inquire antiquities in Egypt, had promised him half of a pharaoh's treasure. However, Bella must find the map to the hidden trove to prevent her and her brother and sister from living in poverty.
Bella takes a job as a curator working for the late duke's son to help him catalogue his father's artifacts in London. She doesn't reveal who she is or what her motives are, but when the attraction between them because impossible to ignore, the issue of the hidden treasure becomes a more complicated secret than either of them could ever imagine.
I enjoyed this one. Bella needs a job so she goes to work for Miles. He ends up being the one her father was trying to tell her about on his deathbed. There is an interesting mystery here. The romance was nice but it was a little hard to see how they got so close so quickly. Miles in particular changes his tune pretty quickly. Overall this was an enjoyable read that I think will appeal to historical romance lovers, particularly those who like some mystery.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!
My Source: NetGalley
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