I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #3
Narrator: Alison Larkin
Published by Tantor Audio on Dec 22, 2015
Genres: Steampunk, Paranormal Romance
Length: 12 hrs 20 min
Audio | Goodreads
He will find her no matter what. As a blue-blooded captain of the Nighthawk Guard, his senses are keener than most. Some think that he's indestructible. But once he finds the elusive Mercury, what will he do with her?
It's his duty to turn her in; she's a notorious spy and traitor. But after one stolen moment, he can't forget the feel of her in his arms, the taste of her, or the sharp sting of betrayal as she slipped off into the night. Little does Mercury know, no one hunts better than the Nighthawk. And his greatest revenge will be to leave her begging for his touch . . .
So it seems that books 1, 1.5 and 2 is one story ARC that follows connecting characters around and now My Lady Quicksilver picks up the story thread that started at the end of the previous book, Heart of Iron. And judging by the summary of the next book, Forged by Desire and it’s prequel novella, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, there’s an another set of stories that connect through the secondary characters of My Lady Quicksilver.
My Lady Quicksilver is all about the thrill of the chase between Lynch and Mercury and it is a hot one!
“She looked up and Lynch’s knees almost gave at the heated look on her face. “Do you trust me?” she whispered, a slow smile spreading over her lips. Slowly she kissed him through the towel, the touch spearing through his engorged member.
Lynch’s other hand hit the column as he shuddered. “Not even an inch,” he told her on a rough laugh, almost an exhale.
“What about”—her eyes ran over him—“a good ten inches?”
His breath caught. Slowly, she reached up and hooked her fingers in the towel. The tucked end came loose and the rough toweling rasped over his erection as it dragged free.
There are so many times where I just wanted Lynch and Mercury to just tup and get it over. But then there were times where the slow build up was the best. I was hot and bother just as they were. Bec McMaster knows how to build the heat and tension in her London Steampunk series.
But don’t worry it’s not all lust filled. There are other kinds of action scenes as well.
So quick. Mordecai staggered to his feet and Rosa hopped up lightly on the chair to get height, then kicked him in the face. Her skirt tore at the extension of her leg, high and graceful. Mordecai stumbled backward, blood dripping from his nose, but didn’t go down.
. . .
Mordecai flexed his metal fingers. “You hit like a girl.”
Rosa looked up, her eyes black as night. Kicking out, she drove her heel into his kneecap and Mordecai screamed as it shifted.
I love reading strong heroines set in the Victorian Era!
Alison Larkin has grown on me for the narrator of the London Steampunk series. Alison does a great job with the proper English characters and lower class English accent speaking characters. She is very adept at the male voices while still making the female voices feminine. I’d have to say that my “thing” about British narrators is coming to an end and Larkin is one of the reasons for it. I can now say I enjoy a British narrator. Now I need to find more. But until I do I’ll continue to listen Larkin perform the rest of the books in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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