After her parent's death, Miss Esme Worthington has clung
to her scholarly research into legendary treasures. She
dreams of danger and adventure, while knowing her books are
as close to excitement as she will get. When Esme
interrupts masked men rifling through her library in the
middle of the night, she achieves the adventure she seeks.
They kidnap her and imprison her in the dungeon of a
deserted castle. After questioning her about an ancient key
her father gave her, they begin digging for Pandora's Box.
Fielding Grey, an adventurer and treasurer seeker, follows
the Raven's henchmen to the fabled Pandora's Box. When he
sees a young woman dangling from manacles, Fielding changes
his plan. Originally, he was hired to retrieve Pandora's
Box for the famous and secretive Solomon's Club. The money
was sufficient for Fielding to ignore the grudge he's held
against the club for their part in his father's death.
Fielding is ecstatic when he rescues the damsel while
relieving the villains of the box. That is until Esme takes
a peek into the box.
Fielding has a short time to break the curse that Esme has
brought upon herself with her curiosity. Villains are
everywhere and Esme and Fielding race to outwit them and
look for a solution to their problem. Leaping from one
situation to another, Esme finally has her adventure, but
she doesn't know if she can capture the man of her dreams.
If you are looking for a change of pace from Regencies, I
would strongly recommend Ms. DeHart's newest tale. It is
an "Indiana Jones"-type of adventure with thrills, legends
and romance. Esme and Fielding evade the villains, search
for legendary treasures and endure one hair-raising
adventure after another. This first book in the Legend
Hunters trilogy definitely belongs on the keeper shelf.
Fielding Grey is the second son of the Marquess of Eldon and
fortune hunter by night. He's on a mission for the Legend
Hunters--a group of wealthy, titled, and heart-breakingly
gorgeous men, each of whom are after the find of the
century--he has his eyes set on obtaining the illustrious
Pandora's Box. But before he finds it, he encounters an
equally alluring treasure--the woman bold enough to look
Esme Worthington can't resist taking
the tiniest peek inside when fate drops the real Pandora's
Box in her lap. Thus, she unleashes one of Pandora's
irresistible curses: the curse of lust. Now, both Esme and
Fielding must deal with this passionate curse--or
blessing?--before unknown implications of Pandora's Box
overpower them both.