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Friday, January 28, 2022

Review: Love on the Nile

Title: Love on the Nile
Author: Ellie Gray

Publisher: 19th January 2022 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Pages: 200 pages

How I Read It: ARC book

Genre: romance, women’s fiction

My Rating: 4 crowns


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?

My Thoughts

Love on the Nile I knew would be the book for me - a little romance, cruising down the Nile - where do I sign up? Many years ago, I had such an adventure and was so pleased to revisit and relive both the locale and my great love of this idyllic place. It was the perfect combination of romance and realism with the places visited along the way. 

‘From an early age, she had developed a keen interest - some might say an obsession - with Ancient Egypt and, as a teenager, was hardly to be seen without a book on the subject.’

Egypt was always on my bucket list since I studied it in the first year of high school. All my dreams came true once I found myself staring up at the Sphinx. Ellie has done a superb job in recounting trips from Cairo to Luxor. It is as if you are there walking amongst the ruins or crawling into the tombs. 

Add to this once in a lifetime trip some well written romance and it is almost perfect. I really enjoyed all the characters in this story as they were likeable, particularly Natasha’s brother, Nicky. It is also great that Ellie writes from the perspective of both Natasha and Kyle thus enabling the reader to understand both points of view. 

This is a sweet romance along the majestic Nile River with day trips to exotic locations and likeable leads, what’s not to love? 

‘Natasha couldn’t help but smile with happiness. This was the Egypt she had dreamed about: camels, sand, dust, searing heat, and an ancient city … the fulfilment of a lifetime’s ambition.’

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. The quoted material may have changed in the final release.

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