The Inventor

The Inventor

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by Theresa Meyers
     
 
An Inconvenient Attraction

Sir Marley Turlock doesn't normally bother with flirtation. He's an inventor, a scientist, not a gadabout. And the floor of the inaugural London Aeronautical Exhibition, just before he presents his groundbreaking new device to the Queen herself, is not the place to change his habits toward the fairer sex.

But Lady

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An Inconvenient Attraction

Sir Marley Turlock doesn't normally bother with flirtation. He's an inventor, a scientist, not a gadabout. And the floor of the inaugural London Aeronautical Exhibition, just before he presents his groundbreaking new device to the Queen herself, is not the place to change his habits toward the fairer sex.

But Lady Persephone Hargrieve has her delicate fingers engaged in the innards of his device before Marley can catch his breath at her beauty. He's never met a woman like her--a fiery intelligence to match his own, a genius for mechanics, and more secrets than he can guess.

Of course, Sephie's secrets aren't all innocuous tricks to make the gears spin smoother. It's no coincidence that she's turned up to investigate Marley's machines--if they're good enough, if he can be trusted enough, they might save the country. Even if along the way she ends up losing her heart. . .

"Meyers is a genuine, fresh voice in the paranormal romance genre." --RT BookReviews on The Slayer

"Meyers puts the steam in steampunk." --Cherry Adair

The progeny of a slightly mad (NASA) scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned the family dining room into a library, Theresa Meyers learned early the value of a questioning mind, books, and a good china teapot. A former journalist and public relations officer, she found far more enjoyment using her writing skills to pen paranormal novels in the turret office of her Victorian home. She's spent nearly a quarter of a century with the boy who took her to the Prom, drinks tea with milk and sugar, is an adamant fan of the television show Supernatural, and has an indecent love of hats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420131321
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/24/2012
Series:
Legend Chronicles
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
91
Sales rank:
409,432
File size:
320 KB

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The Inventor 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Excellent prequel 4.5 Sir Marley Turlock is a scientist that has always been more interested in his inventions than women. That is until he meets Lady Persephone Hargrieve, granddaughter of a Duke and daughter of a Hunter. It’s not just the fact she is beautiful with a shapely figure. Oh, no that wouldn’t’ be enough to turn Marley’s attention away from his work. Sephy happens to have a similar sense of humor, a quick mind and loves tinkering with machines. Marley is a goner for the first time in his life. And when he finds out that monsters are real and they attack her home which her father is defending it’s up to Marley to keep her safe. His world has been turned upside down, but he doesn’t lose his head. Figuratively or literally. After finishing the Legend Chronicles trilogy I was happy to see this short where we get to see Marley meeting his love, Sephy. While it is short it doesn’t lack in character, plot or pacing. I just wish it had been a bit longer, but then what book fan out there doesn’t wish that about every favorite book they read? Marley’s story is a prequel to the trilogy and I recommend reading it before though reading it after does no harm. I just think it’ll have a bigger impact if it’s read before. *Book source ~ Included in the review copy of The Chosen provided by Kensington. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago