archaeologist

B+
I Do Not Trust You

I’ve always enjoyed stories of archeological treasure hunts since they combine fascinating mythology with daring exploits. Because of that, I Do Not Trust You was an absolute delight for me to read. The tale of a young woman, a mysterious map, a handsome, enigmatic young man and the quest for a lo ...

B
Women of the Dunes

Women of the Dunes made me want to visit Scotland. Old legends, ancient ruins, and sprawling estates—it seems very different from what I find in my own American backyard. Archaeologist Libby Snow grew up an ocean away from Ullaness, but her grandmother in Newfoundland raised her on tales of the ...

A
Bound by Your Touch (#71 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 15, 2009 I read about half of Meredith Duran's debut novel, The Duke of Shadows, last year. Somehow, the book just didn't hit me right, but I thought the author showed promise and her choice of setting was very interesting. So when I saw this one ...

B-
Tinderbox

Tinderbox, the first novel in Rachel Grant’s steamy and action-heavy Flashpoint series, starts with a bang—literally.  Dr. Morgan Adler, a paleoanthropologist working in the Djibouti desert, has discovered a set of bones as old as Lucy. Unfortunately this attracts attention of the wrong kind, f ...

D
Bella and the Beast

My reaction to the RITA nominated Bella and the Beast just goes to show just how subjective readers’ tastes can be.  Obviously the book was highly regarded by the RWA and I suppose some people are comfortable ignoring the triggers that I thought slightly distasteful.  Unfortunately I found mysel ...

C+
Stars of Fortune

I love romances set on Greek Islands, and when I learned this first book in the author’s Guardians trilogy is set on Corfu, I downloaded it immediately. Unfortunately, after the initial chapters, the book felt as if it could have been set anywhere near the sea and didn’t live up to my expectatio ...

D
Oceanborne

This is not the worst book I've ever read. But it was the review book that took the longest amount of time, bored me the most, and just about ruined all other reading for me. I couldn't wait till it was done and yet adversely, couldn't force myself to finish it. I had to assign pages to myself every ...

B+
The Other Guy’s Bride

As I read Ms. Brockway’s much anticipated The Other Guy’s Bride, I was reminded of one of my favorite featherweight films, the 1999 romantic comedy caper “The Mummy.” The novel, like that delirious movie, stars a strong willed, smart tongued English lass and a sexy, cynical swashbuckler trav ...

C+
To Surrender to a Rogue

There’s little I like less than a contrived introduction that’s meant to be funny or to draw the reader in, but really just throws the reader into the middle of nowhere with no explanation. When that’s what I found starting To Surrender to a Rogue, my expectations were low at best. However, af ...

B
The Midas Trap

The Midas Trap is a globe-trotting adventure in the Indiana Jones mold, with a pair of archeologists in pursuit of an ancient treasure. It's a very cool story and a fun read. The daughter of two archaeologists, Veronica Bright grew up traveling the Mediterranean with them from one ancient sit ...