Esme is an independent woman who is trying hard to help others by leading the suffragette movement. Unfortunately she equates love with dependence and isn't quite willing to become a partner with the man she truly loves. I felt that she was a wonderful person but that initially she had such a narrow view of relationships that it got a little frustrating. So happy that Jed was willing to deal with this level of independence and turn it on its head. Jed is such a wonderful man for his time and even now would be a very enlightened partner. He's torn between wanting to keep her safe and wanting to let her do what makes her happy. He's a great inventor and I loved watch him struggle with his need for Esme and her need to be independent. It was a fun story to see unfold and the bit of intrigue was enough to keep the story moving. I'm going to have to head back out and pick up the first book so I can see how the two of them met. Go grab this for a quick read and enjoyable main pair. Thanks to NetGalley.com and Carina Press for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.