Release Date: May 17, 2022
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Penguin Group
Once upon a time, Lily lived a different life. One where she would be running her ranch with the man she loves. Life changed and she is now using her father’s old treasure maps creating mystical tours for people. She just never anticipating her next tour guide would be with her ex and his friends. Can she really get through this without having an emotional break down?
Leo has always regret losing Lily. Now he sees this as his opportunity to gain her trust back. The problem is that is more difficult than he thought. The past is more complicated than he could have imagine. He is determined and I give him that.
The slow reveal of the past event drove me insane. I think that it took away from the romance which is severely lacking in this book. The outrageous trip and mystery took over and while it is interesting for the most part, I miss the normal push and pull of a second chance romance that I normally get. That’s the best part of reading a second chance romance. Readers need to connect to the couple and get glimpse of why they were lovers in the first place. Then when we discover why they broke up, it just fell short.
The action and wildly crafted puzzles are entertaining but sadly enough not to hold my attention as a romance novel. It is just too over the top and I didn’t want to have to imagine that hard. I did like the secondary characters.
It is a light and quick read for fans who like their romances light and heavier on the action and drama.