Devin Harnois is a new author to me and I did indeed enjoy "Mages and Mechanisms" a lot. The steampunk element made for an interesting read. It was a little slow going at first but once the book got going it moved at a good pace. Leander was a little bit stilted in the beginning but the further the book progressed the easier it flowed. Jak was fun to read about. He had a good sense of humor and he did push Leander out of his comfort zone and into the hot and passionate love story it was. I was glad they got their Happily Ever After. It was a wild ride to the end. I look forward to the second book.
Leander Weatherford doesn’t want a mage, but he needs one. Enchanted mechanical animals are all the rage among the upper classes and selling them will save his struggling family business. Enter Jak, whose enchanting ability is second only to his talent for flirting. It’s dangerous to keep such a tempting man close, but Leander can’t resist—in more ways than one.
Jak needs money to continue his aimless life of running. A partnership with Leander provides both income and a lovely diversion. Their masterful creations catch the attention of an eccentric baroness, who offers them a huge sum for an ambitious project—a full scale mechanical dragon.
Swept up into a life rubbing elbows with nobility, Leander is pleased but overwhelmed. Spending both work days and evenings with Jak, he finds himself drawing closer to the charming mage.
But Jak is hiding a dangerous secret, and the truth could tear them apart.