The Book of True Desires
||Penguin Publishing Group
9781101214954, Related ISBNs: 0515141704, 1101214953, 9780515141702, 9781101214954
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Synopsis: The Book of the Seven Delights was called “a treasure” (Booklist, starred review). Now, the New York Times bestselling author presents the much-anticipated second novel in her Victorian-set romantic adventure series.
Cordelia Blackburn has struck a deal with her crusty tycoon of a grandfather to fund an expedition that will make her name as an explorer. But first, he requires she prove herself—by locating three Mayan stone carvings and something known as “the gift of the jaguar.”
To make matters worse, he insists on sending someone along to authenticate her findings—his arrogant butler!—and it becomes clear that a powerful and ruthless third party is set on finding the fabled stones and treasure first
As the trail leads them across the Caribbean and into Mexico, Cordelia learns that tall, sardonic Hartford Goodnight is far more than just a butler. And Goodnight learns that beautiful, provocative Cordelia is as tough as she is tempting. Soon the pair is hip deep in danger and desire, racing the competition to the prize—and trying to keep the sparks between them from setting the rainforest ablaze.
“[Readers] will take immense delight in Betina Krahn’s fabulous late Victorian tale.”—The Best Reviews
“[A] lively romp. Look for her trademark wit, her appealing characters, and a delightful dose of the exotic.”—Library Journal
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