Dangerous Worksby Caroline Warfield
A little Greek is one thing; the art of love is another. Only one man has ever tried to teach Lady Georgiana Hayden both. She learned very young to keep her heart safe. She learned to keep loneliness at bay through work. If it takes a scandalous affair to teach her what she needs to complete her work, she will risk it. If the man in question chooses not to teach her, she will use any means at her disposal to change his mind. She is determined to give voice to the ancient women whose poetry has long been neglected.
Some scars cut deeper than others. Major Andrew Holden returns to Cambridge a battle-scarred hero. He dared to love Georgiana once and suffered swift retribution from her powerful family. The encounter cost him eleven years of his life. Determined to avoid her, he seeks work to heal his soul and make his scholarly father proud. The work she offers risks his career, his peace of mind, and (worst of all) his heart. Can he protect himself from a woman who almost destroyed him? Does he want to?
Even poetry is dangerous when you partner with the love of your life. In Regency, Cambridge, it can lead a lady quickly past improper to positively scandalous.
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I started this book this morning and couldn't put it down until it was finished. While it saddens me to know that women could not be considered scholars many tears ago, Georgie fought for her rights and place in literary history all while falling in love. The writing was wonderful and I felt every pain and emotion of Andrew and Georgie. I am quickly moving to download Caroline Warfield's next book in this series. My highest recommendation is to not miss out on this delight!
Lady Georgiana Hayden is quite used to being the social pariah of her family and is fine being left alone and to work on translating Greek. There are only two things bothering her – the total disregard for work from the scholars at nearby Cambridge and her health; well make that three things with the appearance of a certain gentleman – a gentleman she thought she could have had a future with. Major Andrew Holden runs into the one person, the one family, he hoped to never have anything to do with ever again. Battle scarred, in pain and weary he decides his best action is to ignore her. Only things aren’t that simple – if they were he would be completely healed both physically and mentally. Georgiana is determined to enlist Andrew’s aid in translating her work and Andrew is just as determined not to help. A meddling old lady, a surly butler and interfering friends and family pull these two together while at the same time forcing them apart. I admired Georgiana’s strength and determination to go after what she wanted – from her work in translating Greek to Andrew. And Andrew, I alternated between feeling sorry for him to wanting to slap him upside the head (along with a certain member of her family). Caroline Warfield writes in a way that has you feeling all the emotions of the characters. Looking forward to reading her next book to see where she takes the next hero and heroine.