I will try to make post several requested reviews this month because i don't like to make them wait but i also want to take the time necessary to read and write them properly... at first i thought about trying to match them with challenge topics so it could give them more promotion eventually, but it would be too long for some so i will share them with you as i feel like it no matters the challenge or month topic.
Today i want to start with a steampunk romance because it has been long since i enjoyed one and Heather Massey is really an excellent author so i was really happy when she offered me the opportunity to review her book... A western steampunk romance and i can tell you i liked Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts so without waiting here comes my review
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: steampunk romanceSource: ecopy in exchange for an honest review
I can’t imagine than one year ago i was afraid, hesitant to read steampunk….it’s an intricate genre yes but until now i ‘ve only had good surprises and I’m really glad i came to try it become i love it more after each book.
This one is a western steampunk romance and Heather Massey took me in a wonderful ride. Once started i couldn’t stop, i had to know if i was right . Violet is a lovely heroine … she spent the majority of her life helping her father who is a famous inventor. She is highly educated which isn’t necessarily common for a woman but she is aspiring for more. She is dreaming of adventures and romance, being more than twenty she thinks it’s already too late. She is getting some escape from a romance published in a weekly newspaper and as soon as she starts reading she get immersed in the story.
So it’s not really a surprise when she projects her dreams on
when she needs helps to save her father. For her no doubts, he is a
secret agent, deep undercover … he is her hero. In that way she is really naive
and doesn’t get any of the telltale signs, the slips no she has decided he is
her hero and now he must help her to save her Father, no question asked.
However she is also really determined, and capable. Logan
When Logan saw Violet, he just wanted to make her smile nearly forgetting why he was on the train at the first place…after the attack he knows he must leave but he didn’t expect Violet to latch on him urging him to save her father, questioning his honor and asking about his family….he can’t refuse this woman so determined and against his better judgement he accept to take her to the Iron Scorpion’s camp… the road isn’t easy and he doesn’t like Arthur, the automaton who learn too quickly but seems to have taken a linking to him. Each time he is surprised by how Violet acts and slowly he starts to want more, to want to risks everything to have her and more.
To be honest, the romance isn’t immediate, Violet is immediately attracted to
yes but she is still in her novel’s universe…
gradually it becomes more, same for Logan . I really
appreciate that because it make them more accessible, and violet was
moving not always understanding Logan ’s allusions
.There is a lit of action, strange metallic construction and it was quite fast…
perhaps a little too much. I do regret that we still don’t know exactly what
the iron scorpion has done and why…i would have loved for example to see Violet
working to solve the situation but i’m still hoping it will be in a sequel^^. Logan
Arthur is also really interesting… i’m a little curious about what made him evolve, improve so quickly and how far he can go… he does give a touch of humor in the story too.
I really recommend this story if you want a short steampunk romance with a lot of action, it’s really good and should make you smile easily. I do want more.
Disclaimer/Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
For more info on Heather Massey and her books you can check her Website HERE