Oooh, look at the pretty pretty cover of Bec McMaster’s My Lady Quicksilver… 🙂
I cannot believe I missed the second book in this series, Heart of Iron, but I did snag a copy of My Lady Quicksilver so I’m happy.
There’s so much to like with this steampunk romp through the streets of London with a masked vigilante thumbing their nose at the Establishment. Of course, the Echelon isn’t going to take that nose-thumbing in stride. So the Captain of the Nighthawks has a new task – find Mercury, or else. What Sir Jaspar Lynch doesn’t expect is to actually like that sassy, snarky, foxy Mercury, especially once he finds out the vigilante’s a she…
I really liked this contrary hero. He’s cranky most days (living up to his reputation), honorable (which landed him in his current position), and always trying to be better than his hunger. And as strong and powerful as Lynch is, he’s still beholden to those above him in the pecking order (which probably accounts quite a lot for his crankiness…).
I really liked our heroine too. She’s a woman with a mission, actually make that two missions, and she’s not going to let anything get in her way. Not even that cranky, too-good-looking-for-his-own-good, stubborn Lynch. She comes up with a scheme to use him to find her brother, then winds up losing her heart. Poor Rosa.
The characters are fabulously entertaining, the action and plot are taut and gripping, and the chemistry is absolutely sizzling. I couldn’t put My Lady Quicksilver down, I had to know if Rosa finds her brother, if Lynch finds out about her history, and how it all goes down. (Ha! No pun intended!)
You don’t have to read the previous books to inhale this one, so head on out and pick it up!
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Title: My Lady Quicksilver (London Steampunk #3)
Author: Bec McMaster
ARC: 425 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, 2013
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Have you read My Lady Quicksilver? What did you think?