I Thee Wed - Vanza, Bk 2 Author:Amanda Quick It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears -- until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads t... more »o a secret position as his assistant.
Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests -- and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma...
For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams -- and even her very life...« less
Emma, the supposed spunky protagonist, for all her insights into the lives of both upstairs/downstairs, still seemed incredibly naive. The romance between she and Edison was not well-developed. They were around each other, they were conveniently engaged, and then "poof" they are suddenly in love. It just did not seem natural, or plausible, if plausability is allowed in romance novels. There are other more entertaining stories with better twists and mysteries out there.