The Inventor 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 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.