Review: My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster

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My Lady Quicksilver
By Bec McMaster
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Series or Standalone: London Steampunk #3
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

Oh, man. My Lady Quicksilver starts off with a bang and does not let up! In the third entry in the London Steampunk series, the story shifts to focus on Sir Jasper Lynch, the leader of the Nighthawks, and Rosalind Fairchild, aka Mercury the leader of the humanist movement.

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Review: Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster

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Heart of Iron
By Bec McMaster
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Series or Standalone:London Steampunk
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

This is my second attempt at this review as I somehow lost the first version I wrote, which I bet was a lot better than this one since I’m writing this over a week or so since I read the book instead of the next day. Sigh. Technology.

Heart of Iron is book two in the London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster and it does not disappoint! I am in love with the world that McMaster has created and she manages to build on it even more in this book as we get even deeper into the politics at play within the Echelon and learn more about the verwulfen.

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Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

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Kiss of Steel
By Bec McMaster
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Series or Standalone: London Steampunk #1
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads

Rating:4 Stars

MY REVIEW

I’ve been in a terrible reading slump the last few weeks and have been picking up books left and right only to have none of them hold my interest. And then I picked up Kiss of Steel on a whim and I was hooked. I’ve seen this book around for a while but never actually picked it up. After seeing a bookstack photo on Instagram for the series by author Bec McMaster I decided to see if the library had it as an ebook, and lo and behold they did. 

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Loathe at First Sight by Suzanne Park

Review: Loathe at First Sight by Suzanne Park

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Loathe at First Sight
By Suzanne Park
Publisher: Avon
Published Date: August 18, 2020
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:2 Stars

MY REVIEW

Where to start with this book? First off, this book is marketed as a romance. In my opinion, it’s not a romance. It’s a book that has a romance in it, but the romance is not central to the plot despite the title and summary from the publisher. The little bit of romance we do get in the book is also pretty lackluster. Instead, I feel this book is more of a workplace drama and there isn’t anything wrong with that, but that’s really not how it’s marketing.

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Review: Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

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Scandal in Spring
By Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: July 25, 2006
Series or Standalone: a href=”/tag/the-wallflowers/”>The Wallflowers #4
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 4.5 Stars


MY REVIEW

After Devil in Winter not being my cup of tea, I was desperately hoping that Scandal in Spring would finish the Wallflowers series on a high note. And boy, did it do that! 

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Review: Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Winter
Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: February 28, 2006
Series or Standalone: The Wallflowers #3
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 2 Stars


MY REVIEW

I’ve been really loving the Wallflowers series, but y’all, this one was not for me. I know that there are a ton of people who love this book and love St. Vincent, but I am not one of those people. 

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Review: An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourn

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An Unexpected Peril
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #6
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


MY REVIEW

Veronica and Stoker are back for another adventure in the latest book in the Veronica Speedwell series! An Unexpected Peril was a delightful treat and really hit on all the features I love about this series from strong, unconventional female leads to an engaging murder mystery to impersonating royalty to a great romantic relationship. I truly loved every second of reading this and it might be one of my favorites in the series. 

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Review: The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

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The Intimacy Experiment
By Rosie Danan
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Series or Standalone: The Roommate #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


MY REVIEW

I’ve been putting off this review for over a week now as it’s hard to find the right words to describe why I loved this book. The Intimacy Experiment felt unlike any other book I’ve read before. Something about it just left a mark on me. Not only is it a great romance, but it is a great story about finding yourself and your community. 

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Review: It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas

It Happened Autumn
By Lisa Kleypas
Publisher:Avon
Original Publication Date: September 27, 2005
Series or Standalone: The Wallflowers #2
Links: Amazon Barnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars


MY REVIEW:

Before even starting this book, I knew I was going to love it and I was so glad to be proven right. Lillian Bowman was my favorite Wallflower from the group we were first introduced to in Secrets of a Summer Night and I was so excited to dive into her story and watch her butt heads with Lord Westcliff. It Happened One Autumn was everything I wanted and more – truly a perfect enemies-to-lovers romance!

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Review: A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn

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A Murderous Relation
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 10, 2020
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #5
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating:4 Stars



MY REVIEW

A Murderous Relation is Stoker and Veronica’s fifth adventure in the Veronica Speedwell series. While I love this series dearly, this is my least favorite in the series. Don’t get me wrong – I still really enjoy this book, but I also wanted more from it the first time I read it. On my second reread, I did grow to appreciate it a bit more, but I still think it’s the weakest book in the series thus far. 

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