Review: Whisper of Jasmine

WOJ-300Digital novella prequel to City of Jasmine

Notorious socialite Delilah Drummond won’t be deterred by the war. Instead, she decides to throw the event of the year, and she’s handing out invitations with an eye for wanton fun and wild abandon.

There is the dashing explorer and archaeologist Gabriel Stark, a man at a crossroads in his life. Brilliant and restless, he’s just committed to a secret enterprise that forces him to play a public role very different from the man he truly is.

And then there is the charming if flighty Evangeline Merriweather. Evie has dreamed her whole life of adventure. Little does she know, she’s about to get more than she bargained for. Especially after her vivacious Aunt Dove acts as fairy godmother, if a saucy one, providing a scandalous gown and a whisper of jasmine on her skin….

Evie will shake cool Gabriel to his core, but just how far are they willing to take love at first sight?

One seductive night will change Evie forever. Watch for her next adventure, in the City of Jasmine.

 (cover image and summary from Deanna Raybourn’s website)

Once again, Deanna Raybourn whets readers’ appetites with a delectable prequel novella. Just as Far in the Wilds serves as the appetizer to her delicious novel A Spear of Summer Grass, Whisper of Jasmine is the perfect aperitif for her next novel, City of Jasmine.

Stocked with tasty characters from previous books, Raybourn binds this romantic story with humor, a dash of poignancy, a hint of intrigue, and the slightest splash of magic. It leaves you craving to know what’s next for Gabriel and Evie–and even saucy Aunt Dove! Find out for yourself why Whisper of Jasmine is intoxicating. 😉

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