Talk Sweetly To Me by Courtney Milan

Another in the Brother’s Sinister series, but other than being a romance set in Victorian England I failed to see any connection. Rose Sweetly works as a computer for a scientist and has a crush on her rakish neighbourhood writer. All my previous complaints about Milan books are back in force; an overly rushed romance, an implausibly wonderful love interest, and an oh-so-exceptional protagonist. My biggest peeve is that Rose’s experiences as a Victorian-era British Black woman seem under-explored but if you like Milan’s “formula”, you’ll like this. ★★★☆☆