Violet Waterfield is an intelligent and independent woman at a time where women were ridiculed if they did anything other than housework. Violet hopes to publish a scientific paper, but is rejected numerous times. Her friend Sebastian Maleur convinces her to publish the paper under his name, and it becomes an astounding sucess. After five years, Sebastian is sick of the deceit and the guilt of having the credit for Violet’s work. Sebastian and Violet’s relationship is complex because even though they have been friends since childhood, he has secretly loved her for a very long time now.Violet in the other hand, is afraid to have a relationship again. She and her belated husband had problems because she wanted a baby and she couldn’t give him one. She almost died during pregnancy and the baby was lost.
Sebastian also has his problems, besides his one love for Violet. His brother has cancer and Sebastian wants him to leave his nephew with him. His brother thinks that Sebastian is careless and spoiled, he always gets what he wants, and he doesn’t take life seriously. Therefore, he rejects Sebastian’s offer. However, Sebastian is not just a stupid and funny guy like everyone believes, he actually is quite good with numbers and very determined with the right motivation. Even when Sebastian tries to proof his brother wrong and makes a fortune in a matter of days, is still not good enough for his brother.
Will Violet reveal her secret to the world and bear the consecuences? Will Sebastian confess his love to her? Will she confront her fears of loving someone else? Will he have his brother’s approval?I love that behind the clownish and careless mask Sebastian puts on, he has a gold of heart.I also love that Violet gets to shine and take credit for her work at the end, even though this very unrealistic for the time. However, I didn’t that the romantic story had a fast pace at the end. Even if they’ve had feeling for each other for a while know, the path between acknowledging their feeling and acting on them is unrealistically short.