Captain Grayson Hunter knows the battle to complete the first worldwide telegraphic network will be fierce, and he intends to win it by any means necessary. When he hears about a reclusive genius who has figured out how to slash the cost of telegraphic transmissions, he vows to do whatever it takes to get the man in his employ.
Except the reclusive genius is not a man, and she’s not looking for employment.
Amelia Smith was born in Shanghai as a child and was taken in by English missionaries. She’s not interested in Captain Hunter’s promises or his ambitions. But the harder he tries to convince her, the more she realizes that there is something she wants from him. She wants everything. And she’ll have to crack the frozen shell he’s made of his heart to get it.
worth the wait
I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time and it did not disappoint. It’s massive in length and the slow burn of the characters is real. I love Amelia with all my heart and Grayson makes me cry. I love long distance relationships and one about the couple basically inventing internet is like the best thing. My favorite thing about Milan’s books is that she doesn’t follow the typical romance ups and downs that the relationships face and focuses on outward conflicts that effect the characters. I really love that about her books, they make them less predictable and make you root for the characters to achieve their goals and find happiness more.
Absolutely absorbing and emotionally compelling. I devoured this book and it made me cry and swoon and rage. Amelia and Grayson are marvelous, richly drawn characters and their relationship brings me great joy. So glad to have the opportunity to read and look forward to revisiting.