by Kelly Bowen
Kelly Bowen has written a witty, short romance about a very precocious Lady Viola. Over a sea voyage from England to New York, Lady Viola is so bored that she actually must come to terms with her life and what she wishes for her future…besides a duke. Enter the ship’s surgeon.
I was given this short story to read when I volunteered to judge for a writing contest. Be warned that this does have an “open door” bedroom scene. I would rate it “R” for that purpose.
The author has a way with her words that was thoroughly delightful.
It was the witty bantering back and forth between the hero and heroine that made the short story so engaging for me.