Publication Date: 12-30-13
The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend's advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment...
Caroline Sinclair is still trying to scrape her jaw off the floor after hearing her cousin, Lady Olivia's, latest announcement when the object of their conversation, Alex Banks, Olivia's intended, arrives for what Caroline assumes is a bout of drawing room chitchat with his betrothed. But when an experiment is mentioned, Caroline, who cannot resist a science experiment any more than she can deny her lungs air, volunteers to help before she even knows what his latest experiment is!
I don't normally review older books, but I think I might change my mind. There seems to be a lot of books out there that are pretty awesome and easy reads that I have missed out on. Like this one.
Set in a historical England, we walk into a situation where poor Alex Banks has been given a rather unpleasant task. He either finds a wife immediately, or he has to marry a retched woman who made even my skin crawl. One problem, Alex is sort of a true science geek at heart. And it is about the only thing he cares about, until he meets Caroline.
Caroline is the poor relation to Alex's intended, and from the minute he meets her he is determined to make her his. This is pretty standard with these types of books, which is why we keep going back to them. You want to know that at the end of the book, the good guy gets the sweet girl.
There are a few twists and turns, but all in all, this is a quick and sweet read. It's a nice palette cleanser from all the dark and twisted stuff I have been reading lately.
I give this 3.5 lipsticks. Sweet, simple, fun to read.