Monday, October 3, 2016

A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray

Miss Truelove was the personal secretary of the Duke of Olympia.  After his unfortunate death, his wife sends her on the hunt for the heir.  He must return and take over his duties but he seems to be missing.  The dead Duke and his wife have had a strong faith in Miss Truelove and believe with her intelligence, she'll be able to run him down.  She even sends Lord Silverton with her.  That makes Truelove nervous...

Berkley sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow, so you can grab a copy now.

This was a very interesting read.  It's set in Victorian days.  There is a mix of mythology in the story.  Lord Silverton is a rake and Miss Truelove keeps resisting him.  They get shot at, beat up, and the trail isn't getting any clearer.  What they find creates more questions.  It doesn't help when Truelove can't speak Greek or other foreign languages.  Silverton can and he translates as necessary.

It's an exiting adventure with several stops around the islands.  They come close to death more than once.  And when they do find the heir, there's even more trouble facing them.  The woman he's with is in more danger than he was!

My only disappointment was that, at the end, when Silverton finds out Truelove is not "untouched", he takes off and leaves her standing there.  Like he has any cause to throw stones!  However, I won't panic because the new Duke is giving her a job and I'm pretty sure those two will be meeting up again.  One thing about it, you never know what direction this author's story is going to go!

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