Thursday, October 30, 2014

Aloha to Lady Elinor's WICKED ADVENTURE - Book review and giveaway


Lady Elinor is searching for treasure ...

The intrepid Lady Elinor Tremaine is caught up in the Victorian fervor for exploring distant lands. Her travels throw her back in the company of an old friend-this time, far from the security of polite society.

And uncovering the secrets of her own heart ...

Harry de Vaux, Viscount Tunbury, has loved Lady Elinor for as long as he can remember- but his family's sordid background put her completely out of his reach. Prowling through Etruscan ruins in Italy with Elinor is exquisite torture. 

She is so close, and so forbidden...

Tuscany treats - Public Domain (link)

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. - Amelia Earhart

Lady Elinor is bored with Victorian society.  She can flirt with the dandies but she yearns for an adventure, one to share with childhood friend Harry de Vaux.  He left just as she morphed into a young lady ... and he has returned as she is becoming a desirable woman.  

Harry accompanied his school friend, Pip, home for the holidays, only to fall in love with Pip's family in general and his sister in specific.  They welcome into their hearth and hearts ... but gave him the space to find his way.   When he returns to London from his latest adventure, he is welcomed back to the Tremaine family ... and asked to accompany them to Italy. Since he owes them for his sanity, Harry agrees, knowing it will be difficult to keep his eyes (and hands) off Lady Elinor.

As the extended family travel to Italy, Elinor and Harry begin to acknowledge their growing attraction.  Upon arrival in Italy, the entire family throws themselves into the local culture while exploring the Etruscan ruins.  I don't want to giveaway too much of the plot, but I appreciate that the Marek allows hero and heroine to enjoy their romance.  Likewise, Marek treats the readers to the lush landscape of Italy with a light history lesson in its struggle to unite as a republic.   Marek hits the mark for readers who appreciate antiquities.

Recommended read for fans of lighthearted historical romance, far flung places, and humor laced action adventure.   

I received an ARC from Sourcebooks for a honest review.

Rome's Bridge of Angels
Public Domain (link)

I am giving away a print copy of LADY ELINOR'S WICKED ADVENTURE to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about a place you would like to explore.  I have visited Rome, but not Tuscany, which I would like to explore, too.

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 1, 10 pm in Baltimore.  

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 2.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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Sistine Chapel - Public Domain (link)


  1. I would dearly love to explore Australia and New Zealand.

  2. I'd love to explore Scotland - I was there briefly many years ago, but would love to got back and drive myself around at my leisure.

  3. I now have been to London, and it has made me want to explore much more of Great Britain.

  4. I have just watched the James Bond movie SKYFALL. I must say that Shanghai looked impressive.

  5. I would love to go back to Pompeii and explore the lost city.

  6. London! Never been, but love to go there and explore :)

  7. I would like to explore Delphi Greece.

  8. I just want to explore anywhere in Scotland or Ireland. I wanna see castles!!!

  9. I would love to explore Scotland and Wales!

  10. I'd love to explore Scotland and also New Zealand.

  11. Sicily - all my ancestors came from there!

  12. I'd love to explore New Zealand.