Series: Brothers Sinister
Author: Courtney Milan
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 18, 2014
Publisher: Courtney Milan
Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She's a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper's daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She'll take obscurity, thank you very much.
All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He's an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he's also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn't just a scandal waiting to happen. He's waiting to happen to her...and if she's not careful, she'll give in to certain ruination.
Cute, and sweet with an added layer of seriousness thanks to the topic of race and racial inequality.
Wonderful characters, great story, good pacing. A good coda to the Brothers Sinister series, even if the original "brothers sinister" didn't even make an appearance.