Spice Level: 1/2
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 think Alex Banks may be my new book crush! I loved how he went from this nerdy kid to a great man. After the wedding, I was saying I don’t know what else will happen, but then there was a lot more to the story and I was surprised by it all in a good way. I cried about his father, I was shocked to learn the true identity of the experiments Alex copied, and I loved when her father showed up and to me, that is when Alex fully left behind the nerdy shy kid he was and became the great man he is.
Caroline is a shy and intelligent girl that is stuck with a cousin that acts like she above everyone. She has some surprises.
Alex is a smart man that tries to use science to get the woman he wants and keep from marrying the one he doesn’t want. He learns along the way.