Alistair Conn had no idea what he was getting into when he decided to place an ad in the local newspaper looking for an assistant. And then he met Josephine Mann.
Tall, dark, and handsome–though unaware of the last–Alistair is the epitome of the absent-minded professor. He is far too interested in his work to take much notice of what is going on right under his nose.
With deep familial pockets funding his research, he teaches because he enjoys it.
Artistic as well as brilliant, Alistair has created a marvel in his automaton, Phaeton. The creation has the potential to revolutionize dangerous labor positions like miner or fireman…if it can be mass produced. But the mechanical man is tempting to more than one miscreant, and it is a constant battle to keep him safe.
Alistair’s life is certainly more complicated since Josephine Mann moved into his boarding house! But the intriguing little firebrand has captured his heart as well as the position of lab assistant.