Love on the Nile
by Ellie Gray
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 19 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2022
Natasha embarks upon the holiday of a lifetime with her brother, looking forward to exploring the ancient sites Egypt has to offer. What she hasn't bargained for is spending her holiday cruising along the Nile with Kyle Richardson, a handsome but moody archaeologist. Despite taking an instant dislike to Kyle, Natasha finds herself increasingly drawn to the man, particularly as his interactions with her brother reveal a gentler, more caring side to his character.
Having lost everyone he has ever loved, Kyle is a loner, believing himself to be cursed. He now spends his life moving around Egypt, ensuring he never lingers anywhere long enough to form meaningful attachments. Despite his better judgement, he finds himself drawn to this feisty young woman, but is afraid of the deeper feelings she stirs in him.
Can his feelings for Natasha convince him that it's worth taking a risk on love?
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Average rating from 10 members
I thought there’d be a little more fantasy/mystics in this book because of the curse and was a bit disappointed this wasn’t the case.
It’s a nice story taking place in Egypt. The ancient places made me want to visit them myself.
The story of Natasha and Kyle is a standard love story that could’ve happened anywhere to be honest.
But for a quick read on the beach it’s a good book.
I was intrigued by the setting of this book, and I was not disappointed! While the romance was nice, I really, really enjoyed the travelogue. I learned so much about Egypt and now have a bucket list of places to explore. Now who do I know who owns a luxury yacht suitable for cruising the Nile...?
The characters were all appealing and I was at least as invested in their family and the obvious care they had for each other as I was the love story (which was PG-rated but sweet). Pick this up if you're fascinated by traveling and looking for a book that offers more than a by-the-numbers romance!
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
I picked up this book as even if the genre is out of my usual, the abstract looked interesting and I hoped for some vivid descriptions of Egypt, it’s culture, rich history and locales. After all, Kyle, one of the central characters is an archaeologist as well.
Natasha and her brother Nicky decide to on an Egypt trip for a few weeks. They go over to their aunt Lucy’s place first, where they overhear her talking to Kyle. Lucy is requesting Kyle to take them on a tour on the Nile on his boat, and he is trying to wriggle out of it. This prompts Natasha to tersely tell him that they do not need him, starting their relationship off on the wrong foot. However, Kyle grudgingly agrees and their trip includes stops at a few historic places for viewing of old temples, tombs and other places of interest. On the boat, Kyle and Natasha are strongly attracted to each other. At one of the stops though, Gemma, who Kyle has known since some time makes her appearance. This creates stress, with a lot the tour still left.
There are some references to Egypt’s history & locales but they are sketchy. I appreciate this is not a non-fiction book about Egypt and yet the book could have gone much further than it did. The book plays it very safe with nothing at all out of the usual in the story. That said, I appreciated the honesty of the story – most of the characters are very likeable and there is no pretentiousness. I would have liked to see something unique and the characters better developed.
A cute little love story as a light read.
My rating: 3 / 5.
What a wonderful adventure this book was to read! Beautifully written with characters that I absolutely adored! Kyle….oh my… totally swoon worthy and with so much heartbreak in his past to overcome. I was also so impressed with how well Nicky’s character was written, touching on a subject close to my heart. An outstanding read and I highly recommend grabbing this book up!
What an enjoyable read. Romance while floating down the Nile. Loved the characters specially Nicky the brother. The description of the places they visit makes you feel like you are actually there.
The cover is very attractive, and the blurb interesting. The setting fascinated me, however the story is more focused on the couple. It would have been better if the descriptions of the place were more vivid. I like the Meidum adventure though.
It's a nice, romantic story. The characters are interesting, I liked their chemistry. However, I felt it was slow paced, plus a bit repetitive.
Overall, a light interesting read.