Friday, February 27, 2015

Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster (London Steampunk #5)

Of Silk and Steam

Written by: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk
Sequence in Series: Book 5
Page Count: 448 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 1402291949
ISBN-13: 978-1402291944
Genre: Victorian Steampunk | Scifi | Paranormal
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Enemies. Allies. Lovers.

When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body.

A woman of mystery, Mina's long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort… or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart.

Of Silk and Steam (London Steampunk, #5)My Review:
Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

Of Silk and Steam is a vividly written, high velocity steampunk adventure.

Lady Aramina (Mina) is out for revenge for the death of her father and since she can’t take down the man responsible she is aiming for his son and heir, Leo Barrons.

Leo Barrons is walking a tight rope between political machination to over throw the corrupt prince consort and keeping himself a playerin the Echelon he wishes to destroy.

Leo is drawn to Mina like no other woman; he understands but can’t accept her disdain. When circumstances don’t follow their plans Leo and Mina find themselves on the run together.

Mina is more than what she seems, for years she has been plotting with the queen to destroy her husband’s rule of tyranny and insanity. She never imagined finding an ally in her enemy. Can they trust each other enough to come together to take down the empire?

Fabulous twist and turns fill this non-stop, action filled adventure. The plot has finally come to a rolling boil and is about to explode…for good or bad the war with the Echelon has come to a head. No faction of the rebels have enough power to take it on by themselves...their only hope is to join forces.

Powerful writing brings life to the characters while McMaster’s imagination continues to thrill and captivate me throughout this series. Of Silk and Steam is a sexy and stunning steampunk novel.

I received this ARC copy of Of Silk and Steam from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 3, 2015.

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