London is the perfect place for Sabine Tobias and her aunts to hide out from the Chosen One. They run a cosmetic shop selling anti-aging cream for the ladies of London Society. They are descendents of the refugees of Atlantis. Their ancestors settled on the coast of England when that mighty land disappeared under the ocean. Their elixir has an anti-aging ingredient that they put into their cream. Victorian Society can't get enough.
Maxwell Barrett has been enthralled in the Atlantis legend all his life. When he was 17 he found the map to that land. Now, 15 years later, he is the Marquess of Lindberg, a confirmed bachelor, and a member of Solomon's, the legend hunter's club. He is certain he can find Atlantis. A map isn't enough to prove his beliefs. He wants that proof.
Sabine needs to see that map of Atlantis. She follows him on an evening out, planning to approach him at a party. Unfortunately it's a gaming hell. Instead of dancing, she plays poker with him. She is determined to access that map. Max finds himself interested in the young woman and wants to learn more. After he wins the bet that night, he decides to learn more about her. He breaks into their shop in London and she finds him. When they stop someone else breaking into the shop, they start working together.
According to the Atlantean prophecy, they have only a short time to stop the Chosen One. Soon Sabine and Max are traveling the English countryside trying to find the tool needed to stop the Chosen One. Along the way they are seeking other Atlanteans, finding bodies instead. They are also finding each other as well and fighting their attraction. Neither wants a permanent relationship.
Desire Me has an interesting premise in the Legend Hunters trilogy by Robyn DeHart. I like the Atlantis involvement both in Max's search and Sabine's ancestry. The story line of the Atlantis prophecy of the Chosen One and the dove - the tool they are trying to find, piques the reader's interest.
Overall Desire Me is readable and interesting. But it couldn't hold my interest until past half way through. Although I was caught up in the legend, it wasn't enough to take this book from a pleasant read to a good read.
Notice: Non-graphic violence, Strong sexual content
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