Lady of Desire

Lady of Desire Summary

Miss Margery Derrington and her dear aunts are in dire straits. Their discovery of a rare manuscript will hopefully stave off their creditors—if it’s worth what they hope. Margery reluctantly allies with a charming scholar to use the book to pursue a treasure that could solve their woes. Only, the irresistible desire she feels toward her partner is neither expected nor wanted. 

Rhys Bowen can’t believe he has his hands on the elusive de Valery text. Solving its hidden code and unearthing its legendary treasure would establish him as one of Britain’s leading antiquaries, finally casting him out of his brilliant late father’s shadow. But when a centuries-old organization convinces Rhys of the perils of disturbing the past, he must choose between his conscience…and the captivating woman he’s sworn to help.

Book Reviews

Old guy in Fla

Lady of Desire by Darcy Burke. (Legendary Rogues)5 star

This is another wonderfully intriguing tale by Darcy Bourke! If you adore sexy historical romances, action-packed mysteries oozing with emotion, you will devour the story of Margery & Rhys who meet when she consults with him, as a successful antiquarian, about her lovable aunts’ medieval book❣️. What happens between Margery & Rhys as they investigate & are attacked by obsessed, dangerous men is an adventure for the reader as well. Loved this book & gave it a well deserved 5 stars! Ms Burke never disappoints❣️👏👏. Get your copy & start reading today‼️👍. Carol R. Florida USA55

Lee$ Princetenion

Lots of great action5 star

I enjoyed their exciting adventure looking for treasure and finding it in the bedroom. I like that things didn’t immediately fall into place for them romantically and that they evolved into their eventual relationship. Gah! Just when you think you know who the bad guy is!! Loved it.55


Lady of Desire5 star

Great book!55

Michelle. st. JAmes

Lately desire3 star

The book was good but there’s when you get to the next chapter the pages repeat themselves over and over again so there’s some kind a mistake there so you should look in the book and find it I was reading it on my phone and there’s like 12 pages of the same saying so you should check this book out in Seaforth there is because I found a dozen of them 😠😏😏😏🧐🧐35


Interesting5 star

Great story. Mystery and romance. Well written. I’m interested in more by this author. Story kept me interested.55

Mama Wosch

The de Valera Code5 star

Margery is a no nonsense type of girl. She knows what she wants and goes after it. Can a girl who has always put others first, find what her heart desires? Who can she trust? Read this captivating novel as Margery has to sort victor from villain, and follow the code to find the true treasure!55


A Thrilling Adventure5 star

Darcy Burke's The de Valery Code is a thrilling adventure with mystery, conspiracy, and a healthy dose of romance. Miss Margery Derrington is not your typical damsel in distress. She’s beautiful, smart, and been allowed much freedom by her two elderly aunts. I found it very easy to relate to Margery and her curious nature to question and learn everything. With no other choice but to seek a buyer for a priceless family artifact, she must seek out the aid of Rhys Bowen, an academic scholar specializing in medieval texts. Rhys, an intellectual and a recluse, at first is intrigued by Miss Derrington and proceeds to study her like one of his ancient tombs. Their initial meeting begins an incredible journey, where they discover the secret behind a long hidden code and so much more about each other. It was amusing to see their interactions and hear their internal dialogues. I’m a huge fan of witty repartee and this book has it in abundance. This story was a delight to read. It is true, what they say, the journey is more important than the destination. I am privileged to be a part of Darcy’s Dream Team, where I receive ARCs in exchange for honest reviews.55

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