A Scholar of Beauty, by Jen Lynning

Title: A Scholar of Beauty
Subtitle: A Steamy Steampunk Novel
Author: Jen Lynning
Series: Great Balance World
Age level: Adult
Heat level: Spicy
Genre: Fantasy
Tropes: steampunk, gaslamp, best friend’s brother, first love, she falls first but he falls hard
Link: amazon.com/dp/B0BRJVD616

Ketira is an expert at crafting Balanced spell-prayers. But that skill won’t save her family from financial ruin. She needs to marry a rich man. Too bad she’s been in love with a man who sees her as nothing more than his sister’s best friend for years.