Engineer and assistant inventor,Maximilian Grun 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 reputationsâ€”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 Max.
Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together?When a ghastly lab accident blows a respected inventor away, his loyal assistant must devise a way to bridge the gap between the planes of existence to reunite them in life and in love.
I simply loved this story. That’s it 5 STARS I’m done.!
I have to start by saying that I had reservations because that yes, I very much enjoy period pieces. This one is older (younger) than what I normally go for. My time frame doesn’t hit out of the 1800’s. But because we stayed close to that and the blurb caught my attention I said, yes. And I’m so glad I did.
These men and woman are so entertaining. Max, has such a hard time throughout his young life. First in Germany and then in Canada. All he wants to do is invent, create, and be loved.
Jasper, a little older, probably not much wiser, has fallen for the same trap/scam/scum has Max did in Germany. Now it’s a race to fix and find the people they love and the machine that everyone wants to fix this mess before it’s too late.
So many different elements of this story. We’ve the science, the supernatural, cold, hard police investigating and of course sibling, family love.
I loved how we got to hear about the different inventions, how people react to them, how we take them for granted… as I’m sipping a cup of tea now.
How Jasper and Max are the love interest, but this book is not about that. It’s about connections, mentally, learning, feeling not physical. The ups and down we get how close Max gets to be free just to be, well. All edge of your seat stuff. Excellent.
The ending could not have been better. Perfect HEA.