Enjoyed this book, i think it is her first novel. Really good first book!
I picked this up because I needed something fun and light to read. A historical romance set in the 1800s. Violet is a widow who runs a secret science society next door to her house for women. It‘s obviously a huge scandal because how dare women have a group of their own. Violet is helping the government and someone is trying to scare her. Her son in law hires a bodyguard and sparks fly. It‘s more about the romance but I guessed the bad guy.
Here are my choices, with a caveat. I don‘t know how to tell if books are explicit or not.
2 of these were also on Bianca‘s list but I had already made my graphic and I‘m lazy 🤷🏻♀️
4 of them are definitely romances and should have happy endings. I don‘t know about the other 2, but they say they have romance in them.
I‘ll tag them all below.
85 of 2021. Violet Hughes is a widow living in Victorian London. Her love of science motivated her to start a secret club for women who shared her interest so they could perform experiments. Someone begins to sabotage the group which spurs her stepson to hire security to protect Violet and identify the culprit. It was a fun mystery that made me laugh. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The idea was fun and different- a group of women starting a lady‘s club to secretly work on their scientific experiments and discoveries. Arthur is hired as a bodyguard to protect Violet from someone that‘s out to stop her research.
The romance was sweet in its awkwardness. The mystery was convoluted. There were so many characters and many were flat. I wasn‘t shocked at the “villain” but I also hadn‘t guessed who it was in particular.
A secret society of female scientists. The head scientist is in danger and her stepson gets her a bodyguard. The chemistry is strong between them.
A few too many secondary characters for my liking, but the series has potential.
Between Pick and So-So.
Cute concept - Victorian era bodyguard romance between a widowed scientist who runs a secret female science society and the man assigned to protect her - but overall pretty poor execution. The romance itself was good, but the external plot was underdeveloped and there were too many side characters that didn't add much to the story. It's supposed to be first in a series but I can't think of a single other character I want to know more about.