Monday, September 24, 2012

Review of Kiss of Steel

KISS OF STEEL may be purchased here.

Bec McMaster

Honoria Todd has escaped the clutches of the Duke of Vickers by hiding out in Whitechapel.  Whitechapel is almost autonomous from the rest of London, which is ruled by the Echelon, aristocrats infected with a virus, that makes them hunger for human blood.  Unfortunately for Honoria the rookeries are ruled with a iron fist by Blade, who is, also, infected by the craving.  Then Honoria is summoned by Blade, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?

KISS OF STEEL is an enjoyable steam punk romance with wonderful characters and an intriguing plot.  Although KISS OF STEEL flowed a little slowly in the beginning, once I grasped the world, I was hooked and grew to care for the characters.  Blade is a yummy hero, who has a bad reputation, but the heart of a true hero.  Blade has created his own family and is fiercely protective and loving of them, but he is, also, haunted by his sister's death and seeks revenge on Vickers for his part in her death.  This quest for revenge leads him to Honoria, but he soon falls for her and wants to keep her safe.  Honoria is a great heroine, who sacrifices for her family and is struggling to stay a few steps ahead of Vickers.  Ms. McMaster's world is grim and violent, but there is hope for the characters, and this reader couldn't help but be pulled into the characters' struggle.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an unbiased review.