Life has led me astray…again. I’ve been playing catch up with other projects, working furiously on revisions and started a new job. But it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted on my blog and I’m feeling guilty. So to make it up to everyone, I’m posting an excerpt of my recent review on “Treasure Me” by Robyn DeHart, originally published at The Season for Romance. This is a MUST READ, folks! It’s out in print right now and will be available in e-book on March 1st.
TREASURE ME – The Legend Hunters series
by Robyn DeHart
We have a winner! A perfect 10.
I usually don’t give out perfect scores. It seems there’s always something that could make the story a little better, the plot tighter, the characters more conflicted – something that was just a tad lacking. But that was before I read TREASURE ME by Robyn DeHart.
I wouldn’t change a thing. This is truly one of the most delightful tales I’ve read in years.
TREASURE ME adds a pinch of Sherlock Holmes-style investigative work with a dash of Indiana Jones bravado and blends it smoothly with the legendary tale of “Nessie”, buried treasure, and secret codes. It is then served sumptuously in the beautiful Scottish hills near Loch Ness.
Ms. DeHart has done an excellent job of researching the setting, inserting tidbits of rich backdrop a little at a time without overwhelming the reader with too much description. Vanessa and Graeme are well developed and unique with wonderfully entertaining dialogue. Not once did I see them fall out of character. Yet the shift in their affections and internal growth unfurls so naturally, I found myself wondering when it happened. There was never a paragraph that defined the metamorphosis. A blatant “ah ha” moment that some writers use to emphasize what their character has just discovered about themselves or their partner.
No, Ms. DeHart is much sneakier than that. She weaves a story like a fine tapestry – rich, colorful and compelling but so tightly bound there are never any holes.
I typically don’t read historicals and I’m certainly not a historical purist. But as a reader, I know when a book has hooked me from page one and left me ravenous for more at the end. On that note, I can assure you I’ll be at the bookstore first thing in the morning to purchase the other two titles in “The Legend Hunter” series, SEDUCE ME and DESIRE ME.
Read the full review of “Treasure Me” and many more March releases at http://www.theseasonforromance.com/