This is book 2 in the Victorian Adventures series.
Lady Emily Tremaine is traveling to the fabled ruins of Ninevah with her family. Wanting to feel more alive than she does in the ballrooms of London, she embarks on the journey full of hope. She didn't count on finding love in the dangerous desert they traveled.
Adventurer, Lucian Chambertin, has attached himself to the Tremaine party and will help to escort them to their destination. He soon realizes that Emily is not like other society misses and they quickly become friends. But Lucian soon finds himself having some very un-friend like thoughts about Emily. He is not ready to settle down and tries to keep his feeling at bay. Lucian has been traveling the world to runaway from issues at home, but they soon find him nonetheless.
What will happen as this couple travels through the distant and foreign lands? Can Lucian solve his issues with his family to find the HEA he didn't know that he wanted?
I enjoyed this story a lot. I loved that the story took place somewhere other than the ballrooms in London. We get to see how others, not usually included in historical romances, lived during this period of time. It was definitely a nice change of pace.
I also liked that Emily and Lucian became friends first. They had many weeks of travel that allowed them to converse and learn more about each other before they noticed the red hot attraction that eventually burned between them.
I can't wait to see what destination Marek has planned for use next!!