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, 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.
©2014 Allyson Head (P)2015 Allyson Head
I was intrigued by the storyline immediately. I was a bit put off by the length of this book, until I used whispersync. The narrator made this story come alive and keep me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend this book, because by the end, the characters had become my friends who allowed me to live vicariously through them.
I struggled at the beginning to get into the story and the characters but after a few chapters I settled in and couldn't wait to hear more. I gave it 4 stars overall and enjoyed the development of the characters & the narration enhanced the book very much. KUDOS all around!
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