NO PROPER LADY
Cooper’s debut is a genre-bending, fast-paced whirl with fantastic characters, a deftly drawn plot and sizzling attraction between a time traveler and a Victorian gentleman with an interest in the occult. The historical details are spot-on, and readers looking for something unusual should pick this one up.
Joan lives in a world where demons run rampant and humanity is fighting for its existence; to prevent this future from happening, she’s sent to Victorian England. Shortly after arriving, she meets Simon Grenville, who also wishes to rid the world of her target, Alex Reynell. Reynell caused Simon’s younger sister to be possessed by a demon, an ordeal she barely survived. Joan must learn to be a proper Victorian lady, and Simon and his sister help her with that task. Complicating matters is the red-hot attraction between Simon and Joan and what that may mean for the future of humanity. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)