Hated and feared by the upper classes, the Illuminists guard their secrets with their lives. Janette Aston's insatiable quest for answers brings her to their locked golden doors, where she encounters the most formidable man she's ever met.
Darius Lawley's job is to eliminate would–be infiltrators, but even he may be no match for Janette's cunning and charm...
I honestly loved this book and cannot wait for the next installment in the series. A wee bit long on character development but you really do need this in order to get the just about what the series will pertain to. It took me twenty four hours to go from beginning to end as this is a page turner.
Janette Aston has been brought up as a Lady with the prospect of marrying up into the right type of class. Inquisitive beyond the bounds of proprietary, oh heck beyond the bounds of even the most normal of women, Janette soon finds herself going topsy turvey from one type of life to another completely foreign and forbidden.
Darius Lawley is handsome and the best of the best in his job field but not for long. One wisp of a girl makes Darius clumsy and inexplicability vulnerable to the charms of the fairer sex. Sworn off women since his heart was broken oh so many years ago can Darius close himself off now or will he find his heart snatched right out from under him?
The story starts off as a page turner and ends as a page turner with longing hopes of much more to come. I love the time period and the mind frame of the characters as it gives us a break from the same ole, same ole Victorian romance. You just need a little spice once in awhile to jazz things up a bit and this new Steam Punk is most certainly it.
This is one book that you can judge by it's cover. It's enticing and reeks of the unknown while showing off a bit of skin to let you know that it will be steamy inside.
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages