Today's post is on Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden. It is the first in her Steam and Seduction series. It is 300 pages long and is published by Berkley Sensation. The cover has the two main characters on it and it so funny. It is the most cheesy steampunk cover ever but do not judge this book by its cover. There is foul language, sex, and some violence in this novel. The story is told third person close moving from one character to another. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- A Spy. An Airship. And a Broken Heart.
After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.
Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.
But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.
Review- This is a fun steampunk love story. As it is a romance novel the main point of the story is the two characters falling in love, so the steampunk stuff is just in the background. The dirigible is cool and I liked the scenes with it but this is a love story. I liked both characters. Dexter is very compassionate to Charlotte having to play at being in love when she is still mourning her husband but Dexter knows very quickly that he is in love with her. So he has to help Charlotte be okay with being in love with someone else. Charlotte just wants to get her revenge on the French agent that murdered her first husband and she does not care if that kills her. That said she is not stupid. When they come together there is real passion. I had a fun time with this story and I look forward to reading the others in the series.
I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.