Pages: 384 pages
Series: Steam Guardians-1
Challenges- 2013 150+ Challenge , 2013 Read-A-Latte Challenge ,Romance Reading Challenge 2013, 2013 Outdo Yourself Challenge
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Beginning Babble-This is another steampunk series that got me interested in the genre. The first book in the series, A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious, was one of my favorites. Needless to say, I was looking forward to this book in a big, huge way.
Heroine: Sophia- She was brave and smart. She was strong without being a Mary Sue. Amazing characteristics to find in a heroine in any genre. I loved that she kicked ass on her own and wasn't simply Bion's romantic foil and adventure sidekick.
Hero: Bion- Honestly, the only thing negative I can say about him was I didn't like his name. I mean, that's a rather petty complaint but that's all I have. He was one of those heroes that are a bit cold and a bit hard to figure out. And I like that. He had the Darcy complex.
Chemistry-They had this interesting dynamic where he was her teacher. He wasn't always nice about it. In fact, he was quite brutal at times. She had nightmares after one of his “lessons” and, while it was a bit on the iffy side, he had his reasons. He kind of had that Snape-ish tough love teacher thing going on.
Ending Babble-I think it is safe to say that I love this book and this series. I have loved most of Mary Wine's books but this series may be my favorite. The worldbuilding was amazing and it was so detailed. I haven't read much steampunk but this series is one of my favorites in terms of worldbuilding that I have read. The action was gripping and just as interesting as the romance. The scenes in the airship were just so perfectly detailed and action-packed. I think I would have loved this book even if it wasn't a romance. I can't wait for the next book.