A Perfect Equation (The Secret Scientists of London #2) (Paperback)
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The second in The Secret Scientists of London series. Brilliant Victorian female scientists. And throw in romance…for strong-headed, determined women. Funny characters with interesting stories. And then there is love. Easily imagined as a film. Make Austen’s Emma a scientist and you will have some idea of what you are in for with this one!— Ashby
How do you solve the Perfect Equation? Add one sharp-tongued mathematician to an aloof, handsome nobleman. Divide by conflicting loyalties and multiply by a daring group of women hell-bent on conducting their scientific experiments. The solution is a romance that will break every rule.
Six years ago, Miss Letitia Fenley made a mistake, and she’s lived with the consequences ever since. Readying herself to compete for the prestigious Rosewood Prize for Mathematics, she is suddenly asked to take on another responsibility—managing Athena’s Retreat, a secret haven for England’s women scientists. Having spent the last six years on her own, Letty doesn’t want the offers of friendship from other club members and certainly doesn’t need any help from the insufferably attractive Lord Greycliff.
Lord William Hughes, the Viscount Greycliff cannot afford to make any mistakes. His lifelong dream of becoming the director of a powerful clandestine agency is within his grasp. Tasked with helping Letty safeguard Athena’s Retreat, Grey is positive that he can control the antics of the various scientists as well as manage the tiny mathematician—despite their historic animosity and simmering tension.
As Grey and Letty are forced to work together, their mutual dislike turns to admiration and eventually to something...magnetic. When faced with the possibility that Athena’s Retreat will close forever, they must make a choice. Will Grey turn down a chance to change history, or can Letty get to the root of the problem and prove that love is the ultimate answer?
"Sparkling, smart, moving, original–just delightful from start to finish."—Julie Ann Long, USA Today bestselling author
"Splendidly entertaining...detonates with an ingeniously orchestrated display of wit and whimsy that dazzlingly celebrates the importance of both STEM research and love in a lady’s life."—Booklist, starred review
“Poignantly feminist and perfectly feisty! Letty and Grey’s romance is a delicious journey from sharp-tongued disdain to smoldering desire.”—Chloe Liese, author of the Bergman Brothers series
"Elizabeth Everett’s writing absolutely dazzles. Fiercely feminist, deliciously sexy, and bursting with intoxicating enemies-to-lovers goodness, A Perfect Equation is an instant historical romance classic and Everett an auto-buy author."—Mazey Eddings, author of A Brush with Love
"Enchanting...the characters’ intense chemistry keeps the pages flying. This is a winner."—Publishers Weekly
"When a spirited mathematician and the straight-laced nobleman she loathes are thrust together to protect Athena’s Retreat, witty one-liners, corsets, and sparks fly. A brilliant balance of comedy, sensuous romance, and smashing the patriarchy, the second installment of the Secret Scientists of London is a triumph!"—Libby Hubscher, author of Meet Me in Paradise
“The second book in Everett’s Secret Scientists of London series stands out among recent feminist historical romances thanks to a fierce enemies-to-lovers plotline and a sexual tension that is built slowly and expertly.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for A Lady’s Formula for Love
"Fizzy, engrossing romance...a whole-hearted celebration of women who choose to live gleefully outside the bounds of patriarchy's limitations."—Entertainment Weekly
"Explosive chemistry, a heroine who loves her science, and lines that made me laugh out loud—this witty debut delivered, and I'd like the next installment now, please."—Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author
"A delightful romp."—PopSugar
"A witty, dazzling debut with a science-minded heroine and her broody bodyguard. Fiercely feminist and intensely romantic."—Joanna Shupe, author of The Devil of Downtown
“A brilliant scientist and her brooding bodyguard discover that love can find you when you least expect it. A Lady’s Formula for Love is full of wit, charm, and intrigue.”—Harper St. George, author of The Heiress Gets a Duke
"With its beguiling blend of danger, desire, and deliciously dry wit, the brilliantly conceived and smartly executed A Lady’s Formula for Love is an exciting debut and a first-rate launch for Everett’s The Secret Scientists of London series. Fans of Evie Dunmore’s A League of Extraordinary Women books or Olivia Waite’s historical romances will savor this fiercely feminist, achingly romantic, and intensely sensual love story."—Booklist, starred review