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Saved by My Blackguard*

Seemingly 21st Century Heroine in 18th Century Body

In 1987, Paul was told that he needed to take a vacation because he was killing himself with overwork. In 1722, Lady Evelyn with sent on a ship from St. Kitts to England so she may finally be wed to her betrothed, a duke. Soon, pirates overtake her ship, and she is eventually thrown into the sea by one of them because they believe having a woman on a ship is bad luck. In a time slip, Paul and Evelyn end up on the same beach in 1722. They have an almost instant attraction to each other.

How will this work out with the time difference? Will Paul make it back to 1987?

This is a relatively quick novella, so unfortunately, characters couldn’t really be developed fully, and the romance plot was on hyperspeed. It’s a fascinating enough premise for a book that I think it could have been expanded into a novel quite easily. I thought, too, that Lady Evelyn had way too much of a modern sensibility about men and sex; she did not come across as a young woman who was born at the turn of the 18th century in 1700.

As a nurse, I can say that Paul’s visit to the doctor is like nothing that ever happens between patient and physician, first the detailed advice and then also the prognoses.

Unfortunately, this book was riddled with grammar, punctuation, and usage errors. It has awkward phrasing as well and unnatural sounding dialogue. The text felt a little choppy, especially in narrative sections that were meant to show the passage of time.

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