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Author: A.W. Exley
Reading Date: January 09 to 28, 2016
Book Summary: Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently.
1861. Cara has a simple mission in London – finalise her father’s estate and sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when a killer stalks the nobility, searching for an ancient Egyptian relic rumoured to hold the key to immortality.
Nathaniel Trent, known as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on both Cara and the priceless artifacts. His icy exterior and fiery touch stirs Cara’s demons, or could he lay them to rest?
Self-preservation fuels Cara’s search for the gem known as Nefertiti’s Heart. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she sacrifices her own heart and life.
Book Review: I actually picked this book up for free at Barnes and Noble.
Normally I could sit down and devour a book in hours or in just a few short days but this one I had to put down over a length of time. This one I had to do so. I am not sure what made me do so, I think it had to with the rape and beating of a child. I had thought that this would have made the main female lead stronger and much more less prone to falling for the first guy who walked through her door but that did not seem to be the case.
As for the male character, he seemed pushy to the point I would have loved to have taken the nearest iron skillet and knock the crap out of him. Any pushy male should have be tossed out the nearest window and replaced with a male who doesn't think with his penis believing it is the answer to any problem the lead female has.
The plot, however, was interesting. I had not never read any steampunk novels before so this was my first and I really enjoyed the world. It was fascinating and I am looking forward to checking out other books that connect into such a world as this one.
Continuing reading this series? I am not sure yet. I might try he next book in the future but we shall have to see.