Title: Re-Inventing Love
Author: Storm Grant
Genre: Historical M/M Romance
Publisher: MLR Press
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Engineer and assistant inventor Maximilian Grün is in love with his employer, but he daren’t reveal the truth. It’s 1910 and if Canadian authorities learned of his homosexuality, they’d deport him back to Germany where the country of his birth would become the country of his death.
When promising young inventor and mathematician Dr. Jasper Hamilton expresses his own feelings for Max, the young German regretfully declines. He cannot risk their partnership, their reputations—their very lives!
Then a rival inventor sabotages their inventions. Jasper is caught between the physical and the metaphysical, reduced to atoms, and transported to the spirit plane! Max is devastated, deeply regretting his lost chances.
But Jasper manages to communicate across the aether, telling Max he must reverse the machine’s polarity. But without Jasper’s talent for mathematics, the calculations defeat him.
Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together?
3.5 Star Review
I was a touch apprehensive to read Re-Inventing Love because historical romance isn't really my thing but this book was different. I liked the scientific roots that most of the in between action centered around. Couple that with a touch of the forbidden and Storm Grant delivered a unique and interesting book.
I enjoyed Max's never say die spirit and how he threw himself into his work. And though he found himself on a path far from his choosing, he pushed through and made the most of the opportunities he was given. Enter Jasper and Octavia. These siblings were the family Max had been missing. They encouraged and lifted him up- let him be himself and embraced him quirks, accent and all. But it was the re-emergence of that guy named Smythe that really kicked things up notch.
I won't tell you all that happens- because there was a lot that unfolded- especially in the final third of the book. With magic, a touch of the spiritual, a hearty dose of humor, the excitement of discovery and lots of heart, Re-Inventing Love was a whirlwind that kept me interested until the very last page.