Under Her Brass Corset

Brenda Williamson takes a flight of fancy with this fun steampunk romance. I can honestly say I fell in love with the dashing captain Jasper Blackthorn after all how can you not love a man with a cat. I couldn’t help but be impressed with the forward thinking of both he and the heroine of this story. Abigail Thatch is an endearing character and I couldn’t help but feel a connection to her whether it was due to her misfortunes or her avant-garde attitude and actions. I love that she is such a sensual woman and makes no apologies or excuses for her choices. The villain was the perfect mixture of malicious and juvenile and I loved the seal he had to get what he wanted. I would love to see Jasper’s friend build his own flying machine and set sail for his own adventurous journey. This story is a pleasurable break from reality and a wonderful break-time read, but be careful you might be tempted to keep reading and ignore your work.

Abigail Thatch has just about lost everything when she finds a magical snow globe in her attic called the Crystal Compass. This mystical object isn’t the only unusual new discovery she makes. Captain Jasper Blackthorn is an immortal who, as a favor to her grandfather, has been watching over Abigail since she was a child. When Jasper steals the Crystal Compass Abigail takes matters into her own hands and the two embark on the adventure of a lifetime.


Book Blurb for Under Her Brass Corset

Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch's life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she's on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her...

Jasper may be immortal, but he hasn't truly lived in years. Having secretly watched over Abigail as a favor to her notorious grandfather, he can't resist arranging a "chance" meeting with the beauty. But he has an ulterior motive: to retrieve the mystical Crystal Compass hidden in her house before it falls into the wrong hands. He never imagines he'll be tempted to love again...

When Abigail learns the truth, she and Jasper embark on a journey that will change both of their lives—and possibly the world...


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 3.50