Digging Up Trouble blends intrigue and romance into one excitingly sensual story. Priscilla and her family have made their uncomfortable way to Sir Neville's estate only to find it, haunted, dirty, littered with dead bodies, and falling down! Let's just say this isn't what Priscilla expected when she agreed to hold her wedding there. What is worse is that although Priscilla is not one to believe in ghosts, there seems to be a pretty real one lurking in her bedroom! Add to that her belief that someone is trying to kill her beloved Neville, and a whole lot of sexual frustration and you have one intriguing tale.
I am not a fan of mixing my Regency romance with mystery, but I must say that I have become entranced with the Hathaway and Flanders family. It gets a bit frustrating when their is no happily-ever-after at the end of the books, but the slow growing relationship between the characters has been a fun ride. I really thought this was going to be the book where they tied the knot, but alas it wasn't. The next book seems to have promise for this though…
The sexual tension between Neville and Priscilla has reached scalding temperatures. At times I expected one of them to just give in and say "The hell with propriety!" and jump the other one, but at the same time it suits me to wait. I know that when they finally get together it's gunna be good…well as good as it can be in a trad. :)
The plot in Digging Up Trouble is a wonderful foil for what makes this book so much fun, and that's the snappy dialogue. Crumbling towers, dead bodies, a Roman excavation, smugglers, and wreakers all lead to fast paced and quick thinking talk. I love these quick exchanges between all the characters. I also enjoy how respectful the characters are to one another during them.
Bottom Line: Even if you don't like a lot of intrigue mixed with your romance, or if you haven't really liked the other Priscilla/Neville mysteries be sure to pick this one up.