I love a smart woman and in the 1800’s of London, women were supposed to be trinkets to toy with as a man saw fit.
Janette Aston would have nothing to do with that lifestyle. Her mom brought her up to be curious and to learn. To learn what the Illuminists knew. Illuminists are those who know and use science for advancement in technology-just so you don’t have to look it up, if you weren’t sure.
Darius Lawley is a studly form of an Illuminist, smart and knowledgeable with a carved body straight from a wet dream.
Janette’s first venture into their world led her to be a captor of Darius as he’s in charge of infiltrators wanting to steal the advancements they’ve achieved.
Sparks fly between them, and not just the electric form. Janette has a special power and is caught between the Illuminists and their enemies. Her life’s on the line and Darius wants to save her, yet if there’s a chance she’ll be in the hands of the enemy, he must kill her.
Mary Wine had me flipping the pages as I wanted Darius to save Janette and for them to get it through their thick skulls that they needed to be together and get over their pride of being independent and self-sufficient. Nothing wrong with that but let the love flow! Why deny yourself when you both want the same thing? It’s good to have a curious mind-and body. A fabulous read for those who enjoy the London setting along with strong characters.