Reviewed by Heather C
Title: My Lady Quicksilver
Author: Bec McMaster
Series: London Steampunk #3
Hero & Heroine: Jasper Lynch & Rosalind Fairchild
Genre: MF Paranormal Romance
Length: 425 Pages
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Available at: Sourcebook Casablanca, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother’s disappearance. And get out.
In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn’t count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy.
He could be her most dangerous nemesis—or the ally she never dreamed existed.
Easily the best paranormal romance I’ve read this year! I gave the previous book, Heart of Iron, 5 whole stars. Now, I’m trying to figure out how I can rate this book more than 5 stars because a measly 5 stars doesn’t even begin to do it justice. That’s how amazing it was!
My Lady Quicksilver picks up about one month following Heart of Iron…Sir Jasper Lynch, leader of the Nighthawks, has caught the scent of Mercury, the mysterious revolutionary leader of the humanist movement. Lynch has been given a deadline to bring the elusive Mercury to justice, or pay the consequences…
The Hero: Lynch, the cold and guarded blue blood whose greatest fear is losing control. That is until Mrs. Marberry marches into the Guild and starts playing her little games…distracting Lynch from his little obsession with Mercury. I just love to read a hero who is a hard badass on the outside and soft romantic on the inside. I loved how he was torn between his greatest enemy and his secretary, when all along, they were the same woman. Ohmygod the final scene!
The Heroine: Who is the real Rosalind? Is she Mercury? Is she Mrs. Marberry? I loved all the different facets of her and how she was able to be the woman she needed to be when it mattered. Plus, she was pretty kickass…even when wearing an evening gown. The big fight scene near the end was KILLER!
The Buttons: Who knew buttons could be so erotic?? Gah, the sexual tension between Lynch and Rosalind was crazy hot! And the sex was insanely hot! Oh, wow, I’m a little speechless…
The Betrayal: Rosalind is looking for her younger brother and is willing to use Lynch to find him. But Lynch isn’t at all the man she expected him to be. No, he seems almost human, and it doesn’t take Rosalind long before she realizes she could never hurt him…anymore than how much it will hurt him once he discovers her true identity. But ohmygod the way she makes up for it!
The Action: I felt this story lacked some of the humor I’m used to seeing in the previous books (maybe thats because Blade never made an appearance, gah, I will always love him!), but it made up for it in pace and non-stop action…and, urmm, smexiness. There was so much going on, and I couldn’t put my Kindle down…walking around reading it, hiding under the table to read just a few more lines… Yeah, if I could have had ten uninterrupted hours (maybe a few less), I would have read this entire book without ever taking a break. (Now I’m suffering from a massive book hangover, and writing this review isn’t helping it at all.)
The Villains: At this point, I don’t even know who the real villains are. I can’t say it’s the entire Echelon, because there are some honorable men there too. No, this series gives us the perspectives of all the different social classes on each side of the fight. This book pairs a mech with a mechanical limb with a rogue blue blood who must enforce the laws of the Echelon; both always working against each other…until now. And some of the most horribly, hated characters have the potential to do a good deed…or make the right sacrifice.
If you haven’t read any books in this series, start with the first one, Kiss of Steel, and don’t skip around, because the books follow one larger story arc. And there is soooo much more to come, I just know it. Garrett and Perry’s story is next, and from what I saw of them in this book, I think I might love them even more…
I recommend this book, and the entire series, a thousand times over.
Overall Impression: It Was Amazing!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*