In the middle of a Victorian themed ball put on by her work, Isabelle Rochon finds herself wishing that she was at a real Victorian era ball. The next thing she knows, she is feeling dizzy and can't find a single one of her co-workers. She soon realizes that she has some how been transported back in time where she meets Lady Ada Byron and Lord Phineas Montagu.
Isabelle soon figures out that the card case she was holding is what transported her back in time. Unfortunately, someone stole it as she left the ball. Having no where to go, Ada takes her back to the place she is staying. Isabelle talks Phineas into helping her find the missing card case and she agrees to be his fake fiance for a project he is working on.
As Isabelle and Phineas spend more time with each other, their attraction toward each other gets stronger. Isabelle must make a decision, if she finds a way back to the future will she choose to stay in the past for a love of a lifetime.
I am a huge fan of time travel stories. I just love to see how the modern person will act without all their modern conveniences. I'm a little torn on how to rate this book as I loved the storyline and the chemistry between the H/H was red hot, but there were times that the writing was just awful. I felt like I was reading the script of some awful B movie. I did get better toward the end of the novel, but there were moments at the beginning that I was just cringing.
If you can get past the first part of the book, it was really an enjoyable read. The next book in the series is about Isabelle's friend that goes back in time to Scotland. I will probably pick it up just because I like this type of story and hope that the writing has gotten better...
Storyline: 5 stars, Writing: 3 stars.....4 star book