This recent discovery has made me very happy indeed.
I've enjoyed a number of steampunk romances lately. I like them (if you've got a good romance, you've got me), but sometimes, the dirigibles and mechanical animals can feel a little heavy-handed. Maybe its the science teacher in me, but I sometimes find myself drifting from the story to wrap my brain around how something works. Oh no!
Not so with Bec McMaster's KISS OF STEEL (Sourcebooks). It was cleverly done, a gorgeous blend of alternate old London, a seamless romance, well-drawn characters and a fabulous blend of steampunk/paranormal world building.
Sigh. And how cute is that top hat?
Am eagerly awaiting HEART OF IRON, which is the next book. Incidentally, #IAlsoHeartWill, maybe more so, so I am dying to read his story.
My word, the Aussies are really stepping up to the romance-writing plate!