Book Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMasterTitle: Of Silk and Steam
Series: London Steampunk, Book 5
Author: Bec McMaster
Genre: Steampunk Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: March 3, 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Enemies. Allies. Lovers.

When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body.

A woman of mystery, Mina's long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort… or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart.

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Reviewed by: J9

Book Review: The Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Hamowitz

The Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau and Rachel HamowitzTitle: The Burnt Toast B&B
Series: Bluewater Bay, Book 5
Author: Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: January 10, 2015 by Riptide Publishing

After breaking his arm on set, Wolf’s Landing stuntman Ginsberg Sloan finds himself temporarily out of work. Luckily, Bluewater Bay’s worst B&B has cheap long-term rates, and Ginsberg’s not too proud to take advantage of them.

Derrick Richards, a grizzled laid-off logger, inherited the B&B after his parents’ untimely deaths. Making beds and cooking sunny-side-up eggs is hardly Derrick’s idea of a man’s way to make a living, but just as he’s decided to shut the place down, Ginsberg shows up on his doorstep, pitiful and soaking wet, and Derrick can hardly send him packing.

Not outright, at least.

The plan? Carry on the B&B’s tradition of terrible customer service and even worse food until the pampered city-boy leaves voluntarily. What Derrick doesn’t count on, though, is that the lousier he gets at hosting, the more he convinces bored, busybody Ginsberg to try to get the B&B back on track. And he definitely doesn’t count on the growing attraction between them, or how much more he learns from Ginsberg than just how to put out kitchen fires.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Month in Review: February 2015

The Book Vixen's Month in Review

Wrap Up: Write On Review-a-Thon {13}

The Write On Review-a-Thon is now over. How did you do? Link up your wrap-up post below. (You can link to your sign up post as your wrap-up post. Just don’t forget to update it with your progress.)

Talking Tropes: Celebrity/Commoner

Do you love a friends to lovers romance? How about the bad boy hero? We've all got our favorite romance set ups--and that's tropes. Romance tropes are common themes or clichés and we want to share some of our favorites. Each month we'll choose a trope often found in romance novels and share our favorite examples of that trope. This month: Celebrity/Commoner.

Brianna’s Goals and Progress for Write On Review-a-Thon {13}

Write On review-a-thonThe Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!

My reviews I need to write and schedule:

Thursday Thirteen: Last Lines from Romance Novels

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.