New historical romance alert! The talented Lara Temple has just released another book, The Return of the Disappearing Duke!
- Genre: Historical Romance
- Heat Level: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
- Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers
Cleo is an adventurous young woman in 1822, having spent the past year traveling, and finally ending up in Egypt, with her father and brother. But when she’s separated from them due to tragedy and circumstance, she must don a disguise and head for home. But with a band of men at her heels and nothing but a necklace to sell, she must search for help in the most unlikely of places.
Rafe hadn’t expected to begin his morning with a woman dressed like a boy looking for his help. Cleo’s being hunted and needs to get back to England and safety. Although he must return there as well to claim his inherited title, he’s loath today go home. But Cleo’s sudden appearance seems to be the push he needs to face his demons.
Now they must work together to find a way out of the city and away from the men who chase Cleo. She’s in need of a protector, and he can’t say no to her. Traveling in tight quarters makes for close company, and soon more than friendly companionship blooms. But will it survive by the end of their journey?
Wow, another delicious romance by Lara Temple! it’s not often I read romances based in Egypt, but I’m so glad I did this time. The way she brought the ancient world alive through the scope of early archeology and experiences was lovely. The setting was truly immaculate.
Rafe and Cleo had a wonderful relationship from their first meeting. Their banter added a super fun layer to their budding romance that was only heightened by the clear chemistry they had. The sparks were vibrant and you really rooted for them through every leg of their journey.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to any and all fans of historical romance, especially if they like a little comedy and heat between the pages.