This is the second book in a steampunk series that has become a must-read series. The world is absolutely awesome and very well-developed. You can practically visualize the scenes and New London. It’s so much more than just some steam-run machines and the backdrop of 19th century England. This world is unique and complex. The characters are just as interesting. They are more than just their jobs. They have a past and a future, which just may change due to what happens to them in the story.
Nicola is a very talented engineer with the Company while Emmett is an Archivist who has dreams of being an Administrator. There is a complex, multi-layered plot that has a romantic interest intertwined within it. There are twists in the plot that are unexpected and make it even more compelling.
Characters and situations from the first book make appearances in this one but you can probably enjoy this one without having read the first but truly, this series is so good, you’ll want to go back and grab the first book.
Nicola has come from Canada to work on the Archivists' machines. She is outstanding at her job and doesn’t seem to have any fear of the Archivists, which is unusual. Emmett has been tasked to watch Nicola and keep her safe. How boring…or at least it is until they are kidnapped. Mr Edison has plans and will stop at nothing to accomplish them, even killing those he has working for him. As Nicola and Emmett work on staying alive, they also fight the growing attraction they have for each other. Will they win either battle?
WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS
Nicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she's working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn't long before Nicola discovers she's being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully sexy man.
Archivist Emmet Dennison should be busy extracting memories from the dead. Instead he's been asked to keep an eye on the brazen, strikingly beautiful Nicola Tesla. Soon Emmet and Nicola are shaken by an attraction neither of them wants. Yet when a nefarious man takes them hostage, Nicola and Emmet will need to rely on their attraction, and the growing bond between them, to stop a madman hellbent on destroying New London forever.