Clockpunk Trilogy, Book Two
Blacksmith’s Lover – Red Sage
by Heather Massey
Publication Date: July, 2012
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This erotic steampunk romance is intended for an 18+ audience.
year is 1840. On the run after being caught in a scandalous incident,
scullery maid Sarah Bailey must find refuge before her vengeful former
mistress has her killed. When she stumbles upon a blacksmith’s shop
in need of an apprentice in West Boylston, Massachusetts, she applies
for the position.
a brawny, reclusive blacksmith who creates strange clockwork and steam-powered
devices. The gruff man makes it clear that Sarah’s plight is no
concern of his, but ghosts from his past dictate otherwise. Viktor agrees
to protect the spunky maid, but only until her trail of henchmen runs
discovers that the fire of this blacksmith’s forge runs volcanic
hot. Unable to resist one another, she and Viktor begin a lust-filled
affair. But how long will their idyllic arrangement last before Sarah’s
former mistress destroys it?
a premise that was believable, and a hero who was simply to DIE for, I
really enjoyed this story. Despite its novella length, the romance felt
organic rather than rushed, and it was easy to believe that Viktor and
Sarah’s relationship was based on true emotion rather than just on lust,
even with the large amount heat.
of that aside, however, this book features a big, hot, lusty (Russian!)
blacksmith hero. *smacks lips* And really, isn’t that enough? 😉
deliciously earthy 4.5/5 Stars."