Saturday, October 1, 2016

Watchmakers Heart by Juli D. Revezzo

Watchmaker's Heart
by Juli D. Revezzo

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications (March 1, 2016)
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Print Length: 222 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

 
Watchmakers Heart by Juli D. Revezzo

Watchmaker's HeartWondering what ‘Steampunk” is? Take a look at Juli D.  Revezzo’s Watchmaker’s Heart and you will have a delicious sample of an alternate history that is equal parts, fascinating, fun, witty and even a little quirky at times! Did I mention the tinkerers and their machines and devices? If your mind isn’t dreaming up your own steampunk inventions, or you didn’t want to jump into this world for even just a little while, I would be surprised!

Meet Miss Penelope Lockswell, tinkerer, inventor and a woman far too independent for her time. She is also a woman caught in the customs of her day and could be married off at her father’s whim. But first, she must get her clockwork diffuser to work on command with the hopes that she will not have to marry an obese and foul man of political circumstance.

When watchmaker and former gang member, Mortimer Kidd sees Phoebe’s invention, he sees a way out of a rather nasty situation by taking it for himself. How could he know this vibrant young woman would steal his heart and bring his conscience back to life; a life that will be worth nothing if he does not get that diffuser.

What happens of Phoebe learns who Mortimer really is? What does Mortimer know about her suitor that could save her from a distasteful marriage?

Love is a many splendored thing and Juli D.  Revezzo brings the magic of the dialogue, the atmosphere and a slowly simmering romance together with the excitement of the era until the lines of reality blur and you expect to look up and see clockwork creations all around!
From start to finish, this is a slice of reading heaven in a world that is over-flowing with imagination and charm from the characters to the inventions to the intrigue of dark pasts and hopes for bright futures.

I received this copy from Juli D. Revezzo in exchange for my honest review.



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