Rival archaeologists Will and Jude slept together a year ago, on the night of the Summer Solstice at a dig in Stonehenge. But they were both wearing masks, so Jude has no idea it was Will he slept with, and Will’s been harboring a powerful, one-sided crush ever since.
Now they’re in Egypt, competing to find the lost tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Jude falls through a crack in the cave floor, and when Will reluctantly climbs down to help him, they find themselves in Nefertiti’s tomb, surrounded by archaeological treasures—where they must spend Christmas stranded by a sandstorm.
Will a few sultry hours stripped almost bare from the heat and sharing a bottle of whiskey sort out who should get credit for the discovery—and the real reason for the tension between them?
Christelle's rating :
From the Warmest Wishes Dreamspinner Advent Calendar
“Trapped in the valley of the Kings” is a very short story featuring 2 archaeologists, Jude and Will, whose paths meet twice. To make the saying wrong, it’s taking only two times to make the charm.
Both trapped in a cave on an archaeologist site, during a sand storm, they have to pass the time, arguing, bantering and soon making innuendos and giving in to their concealed attraction to each other.
Lukewarm rating only because I’m not a fan of short stories. That said, it’s well written, it’s hot, and it’s an entertaining “quickie” with an interesting plot and a good dose of steam and chemistry. I wouldn’t mind trying a full romance from this new author : looks promising.
---------------------------------------------ARC of “Trapped in the valley of the Kings” was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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