Of Silk and Steam
by Bec McMaster
My rating: 4 stars
Series: London Steampunk - Book 5
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Steampunk | Fantasy
Print Length: 448 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
ENEMIES. ALLIES. LOVERS.
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.
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
Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
Ahh, revenge. Lady Aramina is consumed with it and her preferred target is out of reach, blinded by her pain and fury, she goes for the next best thing, his illegitimate son, Leo Barrons. Is this Mina’s chance to take down two birds with one stone or will her heart be swayed by the handsome Leo? Will they somehow join forces against the corrupt political powerhouse that darkens their world? Both have hardened their hearts to romance, but their resistance is faltering in this game of love and war.
Bec McMaster’s Of Silk and Steam is a little different, in a world that embraces the Steampunk Genre. Dare I say she has created a little extra steam with the back and forth tension that rises to volcanic proportions between Mina and Leo? Her world is filled with all the sights and sounds of an alternate history filled with amazing mechanicals, a touch of magic and, oh, the passion! They say keep your allies close and your enemies closer, and trust me, these two enemies have gotten very close. Filled with non-stop action, non-stop romance and non-stop intrigue, Ms. McMaster's attention to detail and style of writing will have you wishing for a time machine to go back and live in her world!
I received this ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.