Friday-October 18, 2013-Satin Sheets Review of Prince of Hearts: A Victorian Steampunk by Margaret Foxe
Title: Prince of Hearts: A Victorian Steampunk Romance
Author: Margaret Foxe
Author’s Facebook Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Margaret-Foxe/629796097048651
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Length: 322 pages
Find It On: Amazon
London: 1896. Airships rule the skies, and automatons run the tracks at Ascot. Since the Great Exhibition of 1851, Her Majesty’s Empire has been powered by the Steam Revolution and Welding science. It is a time of glorious innovation and dangerous civil unrest.
But Miss Aline Finch, prim, plain career girl, has more important things on her mind than the state of the Empire. After her employer, the handsome but insufferable criminologist, Professor Romanov, hares off for parts unknown in a slightly-illegal dirigible, stranding her in France, she has finally had enough. In a fit of pique, she decides to marry her long-time and very proper suitor, quitting Romanov for good.
The last thing the Professor expects to come home to is his secretary’s mutiny. Finch’s timing couldn’t be any more inconvenient, for a serial murderer from Romanov’s past has set his sights on her. Romanov must keep her close if he has any chance of protecting her life - and the dangerous secrets the murderer threatens to expose. For the Professor is much, much more than he seems, and the secrets that he keeps are centuries old - and hidden deep in his heart.
When the Professor discovers Finch is to wed, however, he is forced to confront the truth of the matter: he doesn’t just want his secretary back to protect her. He wants her in his bed. Forever.
Aline fights Romanov’s seduction, but she’s no match for her own unruly desires, or the truth of her own heart. But when the Professor’s true identity is exposed, destroying the very foundations of Aline’s conception of reality, will the Professor lose her forever? Or will the murderer succeed in his evil plot to destroy them both before they can find their happy ending?
This was my first Steampunk Romance ever! Margaret Foxe has got me hook, line and sinker in this genre!!! I loved the way that the steam era lends to the ingenuity and uniqueness of the storyline! The best part….this is only book one in the Elders and Welders Chronicles. Book Two of the Elders and Welders Chronicles, The Dark Heart is due out November 26, 2013!!!Ms. Foxe’s talent of weaving a mystery together kept me devouring the pages late into the night! I enjoyed how there was no stall in this story, and it just kept moving forward and teasing me with small tidbits until the very end!
Professor Romanov was hot! Even with his stiff mannerisms, there was an intrigue that the author brought to life in this character. He was an alpha male, and then some! Throw that in with a not-so mousey secretary who hides behind her spectacles, and watch the sparks fly. Or should I say steam?! This couple was perfection together!If you love steampunk or would love to check it out for the first time, like I did…this book is for you! It will be hard for me to find an author in this genre to outdo Margaret Foxe’s The Prince of Hearts: A Victorian Steampunk.
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