Book Review-Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey

Posted August 2, 2015 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Book Review-Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey

Book Review-Lady Emily’s Exotic JourneyLady Emily's Exotic Journey by Lillian Marek
Also in this series: Lady Elinor's Wicked Adventures
Series: Victorian Adventures #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 4th 2015
Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Era
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492602299
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From sensible, sheltered girl...Safe in the embrace of her loving family, Lady Emily Tremaine longs to feel more intensely alive. Surely the magic and mystery of Assyria and the fabled ruins of Nineveh will bring about the transformation she seeks.To the woman his heart desires...Scarred by his past and estranged from his noble grandfather, French adventurer Lucien Chambertin desires neither a home nor the chains of emotional attachment. He seeks only to explore the far reaches of the world. But he did not know the world contained the likes of Lady Emily - whose curiosity and sense of wonder match his own.


 

My Review

Summary 

Lady Emily Tremaine has been sheltered most of her life, but she craves adventure and new experiences and to get away from the dull life of London. Emily along with her parents and Lady Julia, one of her closest friends. They journey up to Constantinople, and Emily and Julia meet two gentlemen a David Oliphant and Lucien Chamberton. David and Julia strike up an instant chemistry. Emily and Lucien are two souls that seek adventure. Lucien is currently working on a dig in Carnac, and is a traveler. There are sparks between Emily and Lucien, but both Emily and Lucien resist after they share a passionate kiss that changes everything. But both Lucien and Emily will have to face what they feel for each other because Lucien’s past is one he will have to face and stop running away from. Soon Lucien will have to face his past and Emily will have to learn to trust in her new feelings and the future that lays ahead of her.

Plot and Story Line 

Lady Emily Exotic Journey is a story that is so unlike any regency type romance. It is rare to read a story like this and it was quite refreshing reading something different and unique. This is the second book in the series, What I loved most about this book was seeing how it unraveled. There were some moments that the story seemed to drag a bit, but once I got about halfway it really picked up. This is a story that has two plots (kinda). We have the main story line between Lucien and Emily. There is a second one…the story between David and Julia. David and Julia are very alike. Both have backgrounds that are similar to each other, but they both have plans for a future that go hand in hand. Lucien and Emily’s personalities are a great match as well, but they are starkly different from David and Julia. Both Lucien and Emily crave adventure and travel. What is most interesting is that as the story unravels we see how Lucien and Emily change, as Lucien faces the problems of his past.

He saw the truth. They were not copains. She was his woman. He did not want her as a friendly companion. He wanted her in his arms, in his bed, clothed in that dark honey hair and nothing else. He wanted her, desperately, hungrily, and he had to have her.

This is where Emily and Lucien really come together and rely on the bond they have to embrace what is meant to be. What was most fascinating was seeing how both of these couples come together, and it takes a dangerous plot that makes these four individuals realize how fragile life is and to embrace every moment. What is most fun about this author is the detail she places in her stories. So far its only two books, and even though the story seemed a bit slow at places, I loved how see makes the story and places come alive for the reader. Not too many authors have the ability to create such detail especially when it comes to historical romance. Overall I found that this is a story of adventure, passion, intrigue and an endearing love story.

The Cover 

I adore this cover, and it totally matches the story so well. I love her dress, and the pose here, with the background of the river.

Overall View

Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey is a fun tale of desire, adventure, enticing characters. A sexy and wildly entertaining romance.

Series Order

Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventures (1)

Lady Emily’s Exotic Journey (2)

About Lillian Marek

When I was a child, my mother would tell me to stop reading and go play outside. But even outside, I could often be found with my nose in a book. It’s a condition that has followed me all my life, and when I haven’t been reading, I’ve been writing.

For years that writing was done as a journalist, but I finally realized that fiction is much more fun. This way I can make sure the bad guys are punished and the good guys live happily ever after.

Now my husband and I live in a 200-year-old house by a pond near Long Island Sound, so that when I run into a knotty plot problem I can go for long walks on the shore and let the waves wash it away.

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  • Oh I’m glad you liked this one too. I was hesitant at first – I don’t tend to go for the “Seduced by the Sheikh” type books and I was afraid this may be a bit like that, but it wasn’t. And it was so different from the other Victorian era romances I have recently read, it was really cute. I actually liked the romance that unfolded between Julia and Oliphant more than the main couple. LOL

  • Lindy Gomez

    I love a unique storyline, and having two plots simultaneously sounds interesting. I’m glad the plot picked up in the second half of the book. Great Review 🙂

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape