Moonlight & Mechanicals – Cindy Spencer Pape – 4 stars

October 14, 2012 Carina Press, NetGalley, Read in 2012, Steampunk 0

I still need to go back and read the first two in this series but I love it.  I’m just getting in to the whole steampunk realm but these have been fun steps in to that genre.

Wink (I just can’t stomach her full name) is a female engineer in a time period where women of her station are expected to be wives and mothers not career women.  She’s been in love with our hero since she was a child but he’s never seen her as a woman but a friend.  I loved how she knew her own mind but when it came to love she floundered.  She’s had a proposal from a man she could have a perfectly acceptable marriage with if it weren’t for these pesky feelings of passion she feels for our hero.  I liked the fact she was honest with her friend and never made it seem like he had a true chance but was real with him even as she was trying to open her mind a bit just in case.  When she gets the chance to push the boundaries with Liam she does so and boy oh boy does she break his walls down.  I’m looking forward to more from this pair in the later books.

Liam..  such a sexy beast you were.  I loved watching you come to terms with your past and open your heart up to Wink.  He’s always noticed Wink but due to his own issues has decided that his best course of action is getting her paired up with Connor.  He gives Connor ideas on what exactly to get Wink for gifts..  how to woo her..  how to make her his but nothing works.  He just keeps pushing and pushing but fortunately Wink and Connor both see it for what it is and push back.  I understood why he felt the way he did but when he and Wink get together everyone knows what the real story is.  She’s his and he is hers for all time.  That his wolf marks her before he acknowledges the truth was a sweet moment and her reaction to seeing him in wolf form showed him exactly how lucky he was.

I’m glad I read this and would recommend this series to anyone wanting to try out the steampunk realm.  Thanks to and Carina Press for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

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