Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Blog Tour: Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger by Victoria Alexander

Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: November 2017

She must secure her future
A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankfully, the Lady Travelers Society has orchestrated a clever plan to get Willie to Europe, leading a tour of mothers and daughters…and one curiously attentive man.

He must reclaim his heritage
Dante Augustus Montague’s one passion has long been his family’s art collection. He’s finally tracked a long-lost painting to the enchanting Lady Bascombe. Convinced that the canvas had been stolen, he will use any means to reclaim his birthright—including deception. But how long before pretend infatuation gives way to genuine desire?

Now they’re rivals for a prize that will change everything
Willie and Dante know they’re playing with fire in the magical moonlit city. Their common quest could compromise them both…or lead them to happily-ever-after.

I'll admit, I found this story a bit slow in the beginning, but I am glad I stuck with it. It ended up being a really fun read. Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger is the second book in  the Lady Travelers Society series.  In a way, I wish I had read the first book because I feel like I would have gotten more background on how this society started.  However, I still enjoyed the story.

Once the trip with Willie and her companions got underway, I was pulled right in and was eager to take the journey with them.  I loved watching Willie and Dante fall for each other.  They were really cute together and their flirtations had some laugh out loud moments.    The rest of the characters added a lot of color to the tale as well.  I enjoyed that aspect of the story almost as much as the romance part.  The author did a wonderful job of describing late 1880s Europe.   If you are looking for a fun romance with a little adventure, then definitely pick this one up.  I'm going to have to go back and read the first book!

“Alexander has a marvelous ear for witty dialogue and creates winning characters.” -Publishers Weekly

“For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander.” -Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author

“Alexander is now the go-to author for historical romance readers in search of love and laughter.” – Booklist

“Alexander is an original and so are her romances…Alexander fulfills readers’ desires and then some.” -RT Book Reviews

About Victoria Alexander

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.

Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty-one full length novels and six novellas.
Connect with Victoria

Victoria Alexander’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Friday, December 1st: View from the Birdhouse
Friday, December 1st: The Sketchy Reader – spotlight/excerpt
Monday, December 4th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, December 5th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, December 6th: Books a la Mode – spotlight/excerpt
Thursday, December 7th: The Romance Dish
Friday, December 8th: What I’m Reading
Monday, December 11th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, December 12th: The Sassy Bookster – spotlight/excerpt
Friday, December 15th: OMG Reads
Monday, December 18th: A Holland Reads
Tuesday, December 19th: A Night’s Dream of Books
Wednesday, December 20th: Jathan & Heather
Wednesday, December 20th: BTH Reviews
Thursday, December 21st: Books & Bindings
Friday, December 22nd: Book Reviews and More by Kathy

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