Sunday Love Affair is a new feature here at Books of Love which spotlights Romance and Urban Fantasy titles. I like reading them. I was inspired by Parajunkee and Book Addict Patti by their Romancing the Weekends and realize I miss reading Romances and Urban Fantasy. I've been wanting to spotlight them as well, so decided to start a feature.
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This Week's Selection is:
Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts
Title: Iron Guns, Blazing Hearts
Author: Heather Massey
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Pub Date: February 4, 2013
My Copy: Author Provided For Review
Device Read on: My 1st Generation Nook
The West just got a whole lot wilder.
A woman on a mission… Scientific achievement isn’t enough for Violet Whitcomb. Life working alongside her renowned scientist father is filled with intellectual challenges, but what she truly craves is love and adventure. She’s resigned to a fate of academic pursuits…until a fateful trip across the American frontier changes everything. A rogue inventor known as the Iron Scorpion kidnaps Violet’s father and she alone is left to plan his rescue.
A man with a secret… Logan McCoy knows firsthand going up against the Iron Scorpion is suicide…but he can’t let Violet waltz into the villain’s lair alone. She may be a stranger, but she’s also the most compelling woman he’s ever known.
A perilous quest… Their attraction is undeniable, but their alliance turns contentious when Violet insists on including a third partner on their mission: her father’s latest invention and the world’s most advanced automation, Arthur. The reason for Logan’s resistance isn’t clear until Violet comes face to face with the Iron Scorpion’s diabolical devices, and by then, it’s far too late.
This was pure fun. I really enjoyed this steampunk adventure of a book. Utterly delighted by all of the characters we get to meet in this book. I like that it has the spirit of a western since it embodies that type of the book. Also love how every character seems to want something.
The relationships in this book were interesting indeed. I saw a lot of love between Violet and her father in the beginning of this book as they both seem to have a lot of things in common and bond over their love of science. Yet there is a side of Violet that craves adventure and danger since she reads these serials. I thought that Violet wanting adventure and a bit of excitement showed that this is a woman that wants to be tested.
The meeting between Violet and Logan was interesting as you can tell that for the briefest of moments that these two individuals have chemistry. Even though Logan is kind of stand offish at first to our heroine, Violet, there’s something that draws these two together. Once Violet’s father is kidnapped things get a lot more interesting between these two individuals. I also like how Violet is willing to trust a man she hardly knows to help her rescue her father.
Introducing Arthur was very interesting. I found him to be one of the more appealing things about the book. Introducing a robot is a great example of how technology can be used in a steampunk book. He really is quite helpful to both of our characters as he help repairs gizmos and other things as well. Plus his capacity to learn is quite astonishing as Violet said. Things get very dangerous for them as we see landscape that has change. It’s quite a scary place the Iron Scorpion has built for himself.
The beauty of the frontier is replaced by something dark and twisted. No trees or anything surrounds the place. When they finally do rescue her father, other things happen that no one suspects will happen. Things go from bad to worse because just as Violet and Logan start to realize how they really feel about each other after their adventure together and they defeat the Iron Scorpion, an unexpected twist occurs that threatens both of their futures together. I was surprised by the lengths that Violet went to go to get Logan back.
When Logan and Violet are reunited, they admit that they can’t live without one another. I feel that everything that they have been through was just the start of who they want to be when they are around each other. They both loosen up if one wants to put it mildly. The ending was one that was so perfect. I love books that have a happy ending.
I only wish the book had been longer.