"For the Duke’s Eyes Only" by Lenora Bell is the 2nd book in her amazing School of Dukes series and I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars! It’s a female Indiana Jones meets a James Bond Duke on a quest to find Cleopatra's lost tomb. It hit everything on my checklist for a great romance novel.
In "For the Duke's Eyes Only", India is an independent woman on the hunt for archaeological adventure. Raven is a spy working for the crown while also working to keep the woman he secretly loves safe. There are many "Easter Eggs" to entertain readers but my favorite is the author's version of Miss Penny.
I adored this charming story of love, adventure, and espionage. I was reading this book on my iphone kindle app and ignored my low battery warning so I could read “just one chapter” until my phone died. When that happens, you know you are reading a 5 star book.
I am a huge fan of Lenora Bell's work because she cleverly weaves in popular tales into her historical romances. The #1 book in her School of Dukes series tied in Mary Poppins and this series gets better and better. I know that her romances are stand alone but the door was left open at the end and I truly hope we will get to see more of their story in future books.
If adventure has a name…it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history’s forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.
Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He’s in it for the fortune and glory. At least that’s what he wants the world to think. He’s sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.
But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day’s work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all.
The grand adventure begins…now!