Lady Aramina has been a mystery since the opening of Ms McMaster’s Steampunk London series. Cold and ruthless, she appears to have no heart. Bent on revenge for her father’s murder, she is ruthless in pursuit of her goal. The problem with that is the man responsible has been in seclusion for years. Leo Barrons, his son and heir, is close at hand and too attractive by far. Leo has been fascinated with Aramina for quite a while but is committed to removing the Prince Consort. When the information that Leo is illegitimate falls into Aramina’s hands, she sees her chance but can’t bring herself to destroy Leo. When the news breaks, Leo’s world falls apart. Will Aramina be able to save Leo and salvage her own plans or will all be lost?
This was a thrilling conclusion to the Steampunk London series. While I am sad to say goodbye to the characters I have come to love, we are left with glimpses of a brighter future for all of the inhabitants of London. Leo and Mina were wonderfully complex and at the heart, terribly wounded creatures. Discovering their vulnerabilities and at the core how much they need each other was amazing. I heartily recommend this series! Four and ½ stars to Of Silk and Steam.
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.