Afternoon Delight: Lady Doctor Wyre by Joely Sue Burkhart

Posted August 3, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 8 Comments

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Afternoon Delight: Lady Doctor Wyre by Joely Sue Burkhart
Lady Doctor Wyre

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Series: Jane Austen Space Opera #1
Genres: BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage Romance, Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on August 26, 2019
Pages: 117
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book
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The Delight

A space Regency?  Of all the fun mash ups!  Added to that this lady is a scientist and she’s in charge of this space caper.


For seven years, Lady Charlotte Wyre has been hiding on Americus, the planet that broke free of Britannia’s rule.  She was once the Queen’s physician and responsible for the deadly might of the Britannia empire that continues to spread through the galaxy.  One world after another falls and is taken into the empire.  Charlotte holds too many secrets the queen can’t have anyone knowing not to mention any other sovereign nation that has the Lady Doctor has a decided advantage.  So she bides her time under the pretext that everyone thinks she’s dead, but it’s only a matter of time before a bounty hunter or the Queen’s Ravens track her her down.

In her seven year exile, Charlotte has fallen for straight arrow sheriff, Gilead Masters.  Gil is all that is good and honorable.  He wants to marry her, but he has no idea about the things she has done and who she really is which knowing her can get him killed.  She has to break both their hearts and let him go.  Then there is her shadowy assassin Lord Regret who comes to her once a year for only what she can give him.  They share a bond and each other’s secrets.  She can’t go with Regret either.  But, while Charlotte hides, people and events are transpiring around her and she finds herself needing a plan to survive and keep the men she loves out of danger.

Lady Doctor Wyre is the first in a series entitled Jane Austen Space Opera.  Do not let that series title fool you.  There is no Jane Austen here.  However, there is a spicy Regency space-age adventure.  It’s fun that Regency manners are paired with nanobots and lasers with the gals having the upper hand.  The book is light in tone and meant for sheer entertainment.  The ships are all he’s, the pirate captains are she’s.  Lady Wyre is a brilliant put together scientist and aristocrat who will have her cake and eat it to with Gil and Regret so different and exciting in their own ways.

The book was fun and I enjoyed it.  It felt like it could have done with a longer page count to develop the story more.  There is a novel’s worth of backstory given in a few short chapters.  That said, I’ll give the author much credit for saying a lot with that little.  But, it does seem to skim across the surface so one must be in the right mood.  It has a bit of spice, a few action spots, a couple clever twists, and leaves things in a happy for now leading into the next book.

I can recommend it for those who want something light, spicy, and quick with the quirky and engaging backdrop of Regency in space.

Challenges Met

Austenesque TBR #27
Reading Assignment #13 Prof Genre SFR
Romanceopoly #58 Passion Place- menage


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Now that is a twist…great review!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

That’s what I thought. Just had to! 🙂

1 year ago

Sounds unique and interesting

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadene

It really was. It was a historical romance in space. 🙂

1 year ago

I’m not a fan of multiples in a romance, but this does sound like an original, spicy story. Glad you had fun!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Rachel

Yeah, it’s not my go-to romance either, but I needed a menage romance for a challenge so I went with a fun mash up. Turned out that she wasn’t with them together- at least not in this first one and they hate each other in this one so it worked out well for me. 🙂

Carole Rae
1 year ago

 Regency in space??? whaaaa? That is so different!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

See! Exactly my reaction. I had to check it out. 🙂