ARC Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

Posted March 1, 2015 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
Of Silk and Steam
by Bec McMaster

5 Stars


Released: 03 March 2015
Series: London Steampunk #5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 416
Format: eARC


“Everything comes to a head in Of Silk and Steam it takes us on a journey full of twists, turns and heart break, you will need to read it to find out if it also ends in triumph! ” ~ Under the Covers

Finally. I feel like I have been in a drought, reading books that have barely quenched my thirst and Bec McMaster has led me to an oasis. In the fifth and final installment of the London Steampunk series, McMaster ups the stacks as she gives us Leo Barrons and Lady Aramina’s  romance, which is brimming with adventure and intrigue as we see all our characters, including the dastardly Prince Consort’s, plans comes to a climax.

Bec McMaster never fails in penning a book that fully submerges you into her world, as the series has continued the detail has become richer and more complex, the ploys more intricate and far reaching and the characters both old and more recent additions have changed and grew. It was with a certain sense of sadness that I finished Of Silk and Steam, knowing it would be the last in the series and perhaps the last I would see of the characters that I have grown to love.

One character that has intrigued me since the start of the series is Lady Aramina, thought to be the only female blue blood, and the only one who is a Duchess. We finally discover her true intentions and loyalties behind her ice-cold facade. We also see the aforementioned ice-cold facade melt under the heat of Barrons’ pursuit and frankly who could blame her? Leo and Mina had some sizzling chemistry both emotionally and physically, it pulled them together like magnets creating not only a sexy read but a passionate one.

But, McMaster not only writes a great romance, but a fantastic story as well, the whole cast of characters come in to play as they take a role in the final confrontation. This book not only gives you pulse raising romance, but edge of your seat action as the whole of London joins the fight, creating a truely exciting read. Everything comes to a head in Of Silk and Steam it takes us on a journey full of twists, turns and heart break, you will need to read it to find out if it also ends in triumph!

*ARC provided by publisher

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Curious Case of the Clockwork Menace, The forgeddesire Of Silk and Steam




About Bec McMaster

Bec McMaster lives in a small town in country Victoria, Australia, and grew up with her nose in a book. A member of Romance Writers of America, she writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk romance. When not reading, writing or poring over travel brochures, she loves spending time with her very own hero or daydreaming about new worlds.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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Her covers are amazing!


I still need to read Forged By Desire…thanks for the great review Suzanne

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Thanks for the review.