Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review of Heart of Iron

HEART OF IRON may be purchased here.

Bec McMaster

Will Carver, a verewulfin, tries to suppress his animal nature, especially around Miss Lena Todd.  Lena is playing a dangerous game by spying for the humanists against the  Echelon Blue Bloods, and when Will finds this out, he makes it his purpose in life to protect her.  Caught between several factions in dangerous political schemes, Will and Lena must fight for each other.

HEART OF IRON is a very entertaining steampunk romance, which is the second book of the London Steampunk series.  I greatly enjoyed the first book, KISS OF STEEL, and HEART OF IRON doesn't disappoint.  It held me captive from the first to the very end.  Let me just state upfront, that I love Will.  Will is a big, powerful, werewolf, who is intimidating on the outside, but has a real soft side for those he cares about.  Will has been abused much of his life, until he was found by Blade and taken in by him.  Will thinks of himself as an animal a lot of the time and seeks to control his beastly urges.  Will can see no way for the woman that he loves, Lena, and himself to be together, but he will protect her with his last breath.  Lena, who has been navigating the treacherous world of the ruling Echelon, has got in over her head and is in great danger.  Lena, who has a crush on Will, doesn't realize that she can trust Will, because he has pushed her away in the past.  When Lena realizes, that Will cares for her, she is determined to fight for him.

Filled with excitement and complex world-building, HEART OF IRON is a must buy book.  I'll be on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series to come out.

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