This was a fun read, because Jane is quick-witted and Xavier doesn't stand a chance. In the story, you see Jane viewing herself plain and unimportant. I felt sorry for Jane, because she never wanted to be in the shadows. Actually, if people got to know her she was funny and sweet, but all they could see is the bluestocking girl. I could see myself relating to Jane. One of Jane's lines I really like was
"I love books." She smiled in the direction of their feet. "I truly do. They may not love me back, but it feels like they do while I'm reading them. Spending the afternoon, with a favorite character gives me more time with someone than I usually get in a month. Before I met Grace, books were the best and only friends I'd had for years. So I spend all the time with that I can."Kind of heartbreaking. I like Jane and Xavier because they complement one another. However, Xavier doesn't feel like he deserves love and Jane sets out to change his opinion. Overall, The Captain's Bluestocking Mistress was an entertaining read. So, take a journey with independnt Jane on trying capture the heart of a fiercely stubborn captain.
Copy provided by NetGalley (I also purchased a copy).