Monday, May 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Taming of a Scottish Princess by Karen Kawkins

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I adore Karen Hawkins's Hurst Amulet series and since the beginning of the series, I've been eager for this book in particular. Michael Hurst and his assistant, Jane Smythe-Haughton, are so much fun when they're bickering.

"She patted his arm as if he were a child of two and said in a soothing tone, "I'm certain that once we're under way, your sense of adventure will awaken."

"My sense of adventure will not rise until noon."
*The Taming of a Scottish Princess by Karen Hawkins, page 53 of arc copy (book releases 5/22/12)

Book Description:
The Taming of a Scottish Princess CoverA DETERMINED EXPLORER
When famed Egyptologist Michael Hurst discovers that the infamous Hurst Amulet is hidden in Scotland, he insists his trusted assistant, Miss Jane Smythe-Haughton, accompany him north. Strangely, the usually unflappable Jane seems perturbed by their destination—the mysterious Isle of Barra. A fascinated Michael watches as his staid assistant transforms, revealing intriguing layers of mystery and vulnerability. Could he be about to uncover not one, but two, precious treasures?

Once her clan’s princess, Jane fled Barra years ago to avoid a forced marriage. Since then, she has made her living as efficient Miss Smythe-Haughton—the perfect (and highly paid) assistant. Now she must confront her secrets . . . including her feelings for her irascible employer, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Michael Hurst.

Others are also searching for the missing amulet, however. Can Jane and Michael learn to trust each other in time to solve two riddles: the location of the Hurst Amulet, and the meaning of the vivid passion flaring between them?


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

lol until noon well someone doesn't rise early

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Now I'm curious...thanks for sharing.


Trish said...

nice! now i'm wanting some adventure!

Trish - My Teaser

City Girl Who Loves to Read said...

good teaser.

here's mine.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

GREAT teaser! Thank you for posting the synopsis too. This sounds like a book I'd love.
My teaser is here (Sandy's Teaser) along with a relevant movie trailer.

Kat said...

xD Shouldn't the adventure start earlier than noon? Great teaser!