Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Review & Giveaway: A Lady's Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett

 Hello there! I've been MIA the last week. Working on a socially distanced outdoor wedding of twenty people shouldn't take up that much time, right? That's what I thought too! Anyhow, that's behind me now so I'm back to blogging with a short-ish review and giveaway of:

A Lady's Formula For Love (The Secret Scientists of London #1) by Elizabeth Everett
Publication Date: February 9th 2021 by Berkley & Penguin Audio
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher & purchased audio copy
Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki 
Audio Length: 10 hrs 34 minutes
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Audible | Goodreads

My Thoughts:
Lady Violet Hughes’ passion is science, but it’s not easy for a woman to be a scientist in the 19th century, where women had few rights. Thus, Athena’s Retreat is formed. On the outside a mostly social club with a little bit of natural science discussion, but secretly the club is refuge to the seriously brilliant women who want to research and study the various fields of science.

Violet needs protection after being enlisted by the Crown to work on an antidote to a deadly poison being used in violence by dangerous rebels. Enter bodyguard Arthur Kneland, a sexy Scotsman. A man determined to be professional in view of the danger.  However, the irresistible pull of attraction makes it impossible for Violet and Arthur to keep at arm’s length! These two can barely keep their hands off each other! More than just physical attraction, they connected and saw each other on an emotional level like no one else. Despite the differences in station, “the heart wants what the heart wants”! This is a romance, so we know they must figure out a way to bridge the gap, right?! I was on pins and needles trying to figure it out with them.

Violet was a sweet spunky character, so intelligent and big hearted, yet with the insecurities that plaque women from time to time. I just adored her! Arthur was the perfect fit, protective, but so onboard with Violet expessing her ideas and phenomenal brains!

A Lady’s Formula for Love was a delightful romp with quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and a steamy romance. 

4 Stars

The publisher kindly provided a Paperback Copy of A Lady's Formula for Love to one lucky reader. The giveaway is open to US Residents only. Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck!

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  1. Ohh a bodyguard romance? Can't get enough of those! I love that this is set in a different era. Really interesting.

  2. I've been wanting to read this book ever since I read the premise. From your review, I'm going to have so much fun reading it.

  3. Yikes, sorry the wedding ate up more time than anticipated, but glad you're back to having more time for yourself.

    Oh yes, I like the sound of the plot and this pair. Neat that she is a scientist.

    1. Thanks, Sophia! It was fun, but hectic. I'm happy to go back to normal. I think you might like this one. :)

  4. I like the sound of this one. Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  5. I have this one on my TBR list so I'm glad to hear it's such a fun read.

  6. New author for me, sounds good!

  7. Quirky, some lols, yes please :=D

  8. A woman in the 19th century who is a scientist? Very cool! Violet sounds like such a likable character.

    1. She was! The author portrayed her so well, with so many layers. A brilliant mind, and an attractive visage, but with insecurities here and there like we all have. I really enjoyed the realistic combination!