Valentine Baker longs for adventure, so when the opportunity comes to travel to Venice and be a companion for the unconventional Contessa, she takes it--but they don’t stay in Venice long. Valentine finds herself on a ship bound for Cairo so the Contessa can hunt down a thief at one of her archaeological digs there. Before they ever get close to the coast of Egypt, however, the ship is threatened by a violent storm and someone has an ulterior motive for sticking close to the Contessa and her traveling companions.
Mr. Maxwell is assigned to protect the Contessa and the charming Valentine. He tries to keep his distance, but her warm nature and easy laugh draw him in. He soon comes to cherish their time together, until someone attempts to drug him, and the aftermath reveals serious consequences for Valentine. He’ll do anything to keep her safe and her reputation intact, yet with treachery on board and his heart at stake, Mr. Maxwell must make a choice that will change his life forever. Can he win the woman of his dreams or will whoever wants to hurt them get close enough to take away his one chance for love?
I really loved this new novella by Nancy Campbell Allen! It was so well developed for only 90 or so pages. The characters were vibrant and full of life and I could so easily visualize each one. Sometimes when I reach the end of a novella, I long for more but with this story I was completely content at the end. It was so good!
I love this new idea of novella singles from the Timeless Romance series. This novella releases on November 1st, which is only a few days away! I can't wait to see what book and which author is up next!
-I received a copy of this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.