Book Cover First Impressions:
I did reflect back during the course of the novel (especially in the first couple of chapters) to see if the woman on the front depicted Avery or the recently engaged woman that was to marry Giles.
About this book:
Historical Romance – Genre
Beautiful, bold, and brilliant Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society—and the only way she can join the all-male society is to disguise herself as a boy. After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement, she is certain he will assist in her daring masquerade. No lady would ever come up with such a preposterous scheme, and no gentleman would accept…but fortunately for Avery, Giles is no gentleman.
A bargain is struck between the stargazing adventuress and society’s most sophisticated lord. He will sponsor her as his prodigy and she will cover for him as he hunts London’s darkest warrens for a missing colleague from his shadowy past. But time and again, Giles finds his quest compromised by his fierce and unwise attraction to the lovely girl who, though no lady, may well be the one dame to finally unlock the secrets of his heart.
From the get go I was intrigued of Giles Dalton, the Marquess of Strand and his high society world, where power, riches and wit are at the forefront of his life. Even more interesting was the character Avery. A woman who seemed out spoken, fiery and untamed. Her charisma for learning in a time where women were not allowed to become members of intelligent clubs, it was most interesting to watch her transform into pretending to be a man to have her mind recognised for its brilliance.
I found this story to be filled with romance, wit and mystery.
I enjoyed the plot, the setting and the build-up between the characters.
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