Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Drea's Review: Heart of Iron
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk, #2
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length: Novel (437 pages)
Genre: Paranormal/Steampunk Romance
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
In a steampunk version of Victorian London filled with blue blood-like vampires, werewolves, and humans with mechanical enhancements, Lena appears like just another society miss looking for a Blue Blood guardian to keep her safe in a violent world. But she’s using her Echelon connections to spy for the humanist cause. Verwolfen Will has known he wanted Lena since he first set eyes on her. But being together is impossible given the loupe virus running through his veins. Kept apart by concerned relatives, these two don’t realize they’re soul mates but that’s about to change along with both their lives.
I read book three in McMaster’s London Steampunk series last year and loved it. And I promised I’d read more of hers. This is the book before My Lady Quicksilver. Lena and Will are layered with believable backstories to make things interesting. The action and intrigue swallow up a bit of the story, but it’s not too much to be irritating. The sensuality in this one didn’t grab me as quickly as the third book because this H/h have been fighting their attraction long before the story begins, but it’s still hot. And the romance is just as satisfying in the end as it was in the third book. New readers should be able to jump into this series anywhere without loosing much, so what are you waiting for?
Grab this if you dig steampunk with a tender Alpha male and a strong young miss, both trying to make a difference.