The first in it’s series, A Lady’s Formula for Love is Elizabeth Everett’s debut novel and it was a great one!
Not only did this story have swooning moments between scatterbrained but charming Lady Violet and her hired bodyguard, the stoic Arthur, it also played out as a perfect comedic movie. The timing of the quick witted and humorous writing were perfect and provided the right balance of lightheartedness and mystery.
I couldn’t help recalling the movie, The Bodyguard starring Whitney Houston as the love stories are similar; the leading lady falls for her protection officer and they come to terms whether they should continue their affair or not. I loved that movie so I did like how the love story played out in this book.
The only qualm I have with the story is that it felt a bit too much like insta-love, which isn’t my jam.
A Lady's Formula for Love comes out on February 9th!
What is a Victorian lady's formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry—it's elemental.
Lady Violet Hughes is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England's most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland.
Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club members, the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally.
When a shadowy threat infiltrates Violet's laboratories, endangering her life and her work, scientist and bodyguard will find all their theories put to the test—and learn that the most important discoveries are those of the heart.
About the Author (from Everett's website)
Elizabeth Everett lives in upstate New York with her family. She likes going for long walks or (very) short runs to nearby sites that figure prominently in the history of civil rights and women’s suffrage. A Lady’s Formula for Love is her first novel, inspired by her admiration for rule breakers and belief in the power of love to change the world.