Lady Viola Hextall is bored—of the ocean, her chaperones, and the woeful lack of available dukes on the ocean voyage from London to New York. Scrambling for any diversion short of jumping overboard, Viola strikes up a conversation with the ship’s rough-hewn, blue-eyed surgeon—and discovers an immediate cure for what ails her…
To Nathaniel Shaw, Viola has the bearing of a lady and the spirit of an adventurer—an unlikely combination that he finds utterly irresistible. So he’s hoping to convince Viola to leave the stifling ballrooms of London high society behind because there is a big, wide world just waiting for them to explore—together.
I really enjoy Kelly Bowen’s books. They somehow feel refreshingly different to other books in the same genre. The book is quite short, but I enjoyed seeing the chance in Viola over that short amount of time. I have read the previous books in the series and this novella beautifully ties up a loose end from the last book. Well done Kelly!