Series: School for Dukes, #2
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Lady India “Indy” Rochester and Daniel “Raven”, the Duke of Ravenwood were once the best of friends and betrothed. But a tragedy torn them apart and a betrayal years later solidified their break.
Now years later, the hurt and betrayal still linger, but Indy has moved on, she is an adventuress, she has made her mark in archeology and lives unrepentant and unconventionally. Raven is a rogue and a treasure seeker, but that is a front to hide his true purpose. He is a spy and on a quest to clear his father’s name. Indy is his biggest sacrifice and regret, but his life has no room for attachments.
When Indy infiltrates an archeologist society meeting dressed as a man, she makes a startling discovery – the Rosetta Stone has been stolen. Raven catches her and is shocked that he didn’t recognize her right away – because he might act like a jerk, but she is never far from his thoughts and dreams. When Sir Malcolm finds them, he admits the stone was taken. Raven says he will find it and Indy insists on being included. Much to Raven’s dismay, Sir Malcolm agrees.
He tries to dissuade her, but they are caught “hate-kissing” by a reporter and Indy declares that they have finally set a wedding date – they give the reporter outrageous details of their upcoming wedding and she says they are going to France to shop – neatly backing Raven in a corner.
They set out and will have to work together and it is clear that her trust is not easily restored, his deception doesn’t lie easy and their love never truly died. Can they find more than just the missing stone? Can they find their way back to each other?
This was an amazing story and I loved it. Indy and Daniel are so perfect for each other. I appreciated that India was true to herself and pursued her dreams, even though she never imagined doing it alone. My heart broke for Raven and the choices that he had to make. The story was quick paced, steamy, witty, adventurous and entertaining. My only complaint would be that I didn’t feel like their story was finished, it ended a bit abruptly without certain things being cleared up – but maybe those things will be addressed in the next book (fingers crossed). This is the second book in the series, but it can definitely be read as a stand alone title.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by Edelweiss and the publisher.*