Discovery of Desire

Discovery of Desire

by Susanne Lord

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"Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and utterly magnificent." —Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author on In Search of Scandal

The winds of fate are restless and so is Mina's heart, but a brave yet brash explorer knows just how to put the wind in her sails

Seth Mayhew is the ideal explorer: fearless, profitable, and unmarried. There is nothing and no one he can't find—until his sister disappears en route to India. His search for her takes him to Bombay, where Seth meets the most unlikely of allies—a vulnerable woman who's about to marry the wrong man.

Teeming with the bounty of marriageable men employed by the East India Company, Bombay holds hope for security for Wilhelmina Adams. But when the man she's traveled halfway around the world to marry doesn't suit, Mina finds instead that she's falling in love with a man who offers passion, adventure, intimacy—anything but security...

"Powerful and poignant." —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars for In Search of Scandal

London Explorers series:
In Search of Scandal (Book 1)
Discovery of Desire (Book 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492623533
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: London Explorers , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,291,407
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susanne Lord lives beside a beautiful pond surrounded by hawthorne trees and wildflowers. When it's quiet and no one is about, she can pretend she is taking her exercise on the grounds of an ancient, family estate. When it's not, she's reminded her family is not of the landed gentry, the pond is in the middle of Chicago, and the only adventure in her day comes in the form of emails marked 'urgent' at her advertising job. Originally from Okinawa, off-base and on, Susanne now makes her home in Illinois. When not working, writing, attending theater or reading, she travels to England, where she enjoys getting lost in the woods.

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Discovery of Desire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Seth and Mina's story! Can you imagine traveling half way around the world to meet that man you will be marrying, only to find that you don't suit? Lucky for Mina, she meets Seth. In the pursuit of finding Seth's sister, they are led on a merry chase. This was a great addition to the London Explorers series!
NovelKnight More than 1 year ago
For a book that sounds an awful lot like a sweeping adventure, Discovery of Desire was a tad boring. Set in India, the leading gentleman, Seth, is on the hunt for his missing sister and the book's heroine, Mina, came over on a ship seeking a husband only to find someone different than she expected. With all the talk of Seth finding his sister I thought that he and Mina would somehow end up on an adventure to find her while also falling in love but instead they really didn't do much beyond talk and tease each other.  I'm not sure how this ties in to the previous installment in the series as i haven't read it but I didn't have any issues with reading this out of order.  First off, I really expected to see more of India. It's not your typical setting for a historical romance, especially one involving British characters as those books are more often than not set in London. I really liked the idea of stepping beyond that but was disappointed when it wasn't emphasized in any way beyond a few words here and there.  I wasn't all that keen about Seth as a love interest. He was sweet and I liked the idea of having a leading man who was genuinely caring and not about trying to seduce the heroine. But he was ridiculously indecisive. It was this constant back and forth about feeling unworthy of marrying Mina but also wanting to hook up with her. And for all that he wanted to find his sister, he wasn't inclined to go out and search for her like he planned. Also, all the winking? And using the same compliments over and over? Kind of got old. Mina was much more likable and not nearly as annoying but I can't say I was all for her either. I liked how loyal she was to her sister and she knew how to take the lead when no one would step up. But she kept fighting more and more for a marriage that wasn't happening and she even knew that, as well as feeding into the whole back-and-forth between her and Seth.  I can't say the story was all that bad. I enjoyed it enough but the story advertised in the synopsis wasn't the story I read in Discovery of Desire. It took a while to pick up and ended up being a lot of the same conflicts over and over that weren't really engaging, but overall the story wasn't bad. Just... not great. I may check out the first in the series but it's not super high on my list.