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.
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.
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.
Loathe at First Sight
By Suzanne Park Publisher: Avon Published Date: August 18, 2020 Series or Standalone: Standalone Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads Rating:
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.
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: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads Rating:
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!
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.
The Intimacy Experiment
By Rosie Danan Publisher: Berkley Books Publication Date: April 6, 2021 Series or Standalone: The Roommate #2 Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble– Goodreads Rating:
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.
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!
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.