The 3rd in Robyn DeHart’s Legend Hunter series, Treasure MeÂ is a fun, guilty pleasure of an adventure story between two very head strong leads. After discovering her fiance in the arms of her youngest sister, Vanessa Pembrooke decides to indulge herself with a trip to the Scottish Highlands in order to pursue her dreams of paleontology. Â On her way there she crosses paths withÂ Graeme Langford, a man who steps in as her rescuer when randy burly-men start harassing her in a pub. Â Graeme poses as her fiance, and when dared to prove it, he allows the pub inhabitants to perform an old-school Scottish binding ceremony. Â Unbeknownst to both Graeme and Vaness, the binding ceremony, though not acknowledged by English law, is official by Scottish law. Â Thus, Graeme is committed to putting things back to rights once they’re out of harm’s way.
Vanessa, however, has different plans.
I really enjoyed DeHart’s first Legend Hunter book, Seduce Me. Â Treasure MeÂ has a similar tone, a girly sort of Indiana Jones adventure involving danger,Â archaeologyÂ and intrigue. Â Vanessa is a breathe of fresh air, as far as heroines go. Â She’s one of those people who are very intelligent and book-smart, but lack a bit of, er, world-smart. Ya know? Â Her take on the world is very clinical and detached, yet somehow down to earth. Â Graeme’s presence forces her to re-examine her view on things. Â He’s the fire to her Bunsen burner. Â *giggles*
Graeme blows hot and cold for me. Â He’s not necessarily an uber-alpha, which is nice, though he has no qualms about taking over the reins when he wants to. Â His younger brother on the other hand, lawd bless him, is a complete moron. Poor guy. Â Easily seduced by a venomous tongue, Graeme’s younger brother goes from sweet boy to villian in a predictable and shallow plot “twist.”
Treasure MeÂ is a fun read, a great quickie to pass a dreary day. Â It’s adventure meets sensual awakening set against the lush backdrop of the Highlands.
Romance: 3/5 Â Â Â Â Raunch: 3/5