Elena Harrington’s widowed father rules her life with an iron fist. Even worse, he intends to force her into a loveless marriage in order to expand his business empire. An innocent bird trapped in a gilded cage, she can do naught but daydream about an adventurous life forever out of reach.
Elena resigns herself to a doomed existence until the day she meets her father’s dashing new employee. Daniel Miller is a brilliant inventor who crafts extraordinary devices. His astonishing machines fill her with delight. What else might this mysterious inventor have in store?
Determined to find out, Elena begins visiting Daniel’s workshop in secret. One hot, sultry night, he awakens her passion with all manner of sensual clockwork devices. Elena is certain she’s discovered her soul mate. Then an unexpected danger threatens to derail not only their burgeoning romance, but also their very lives.
Elena is a somewhat sheltered woman of the 19th century, but she has the mind of a scholar & an inventor. She longs for the freedom to put machinery together, & hates the strictures of Victorian times. When her entrepreneur father brings home an inventor of marvelous robotic machines, Elena finds herself fascinated by the machines along with the man.
While her father wants her to marry an uninteresting man, she is falling for Daniel, who shows her some of his secret inventions, which are intended to tap into her sexuality. Her father finds them together, & predictably fires Daniel & threatens Elena with a fate worse than death.
I loved the twisted ending, & I think you’ll love this one as much as I did.
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