My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Giana (short for Georgiana) was sent to visit her Uncle Daniele to learn about the world.
He took her to brothels, to learn the ways of men.
She was put in the Flower Auction, where they auction off, you know, women’s virginity.
Alex purchased her for $2000. Which, back in the 1800, that’s an insane amount of money.
He wasn’t able to get what he “purchased” and it pissed him off.
Fast forward 4 years, and he and Giana meet up again.
She ends up pregnant. In the 1800s.
They pretend to be married.
Things happen. The normal romance novel stuff: they fall in love.
There’s more, obviously, but it’s a good read, all in all.