Its London 1830 and Abigail Hale isnt your typical gentile single lady. She is the daughter of a renowned surgeon and she aspires to follow in her fathers footsteps. The Aldersgate School of Medicine, along with other medical schools, is in danger of closing as they do not have enough cadavers for the students to dissect, study and learn from. So what is a young woman to do? She hires a gang of resurrection men, aka grave diggers, to get a corpse for her school.
Even though she thinks she has taken every precaution and is prepared to take on the dangerous and shady men who work in this field, she is taken by surprise and then robbed by the group. She plans on getting whats hers and ends up a captive of one of the grave diggers.
Max has his own agenda that has brought him to this gang of resurrection men And the intriguing Ms. Hale could quite easily ruin the trust which hes worked so hard to maintain. He holds her captive in order to protect his own plans, but soon finds himself mesmerized by the unusual Abigail.
I loved this book from start to finish. Abigail is quite simply hilarious. Shes kind of a geek she knows nothing of human emotion and tends to be clinical and brutally honest in her speech. It made for some shocking and funny conversations. Shes absolutely adorable. Her and Max were about as opposite as they come, but fit together perfectly. I loved their friendship and romance.
This book is a little darker than traditional Brenda Novak historical but not gloomy and is wonderfully entertaining. It has everything and the plot and the characters are perfect.
I really enjoyed every part of this story and it had me laughing, sighing and crying. Definitely a keeper!
Cherise Everhard, September 2014
This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.