Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen -- Blog Tour
Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: August 2, 2016
Paperback: 352 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast.
When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?
Where do I begin? I absolutely loved this book. Every page was a delight. I loved Miles' and Lucy's gradual relationship. I appreciated how Lucy held her own with the intimidating Miles. As they would get to know each other, I loved some of the tender moments that they shared. Actually, I loved all of them. Especially their dance in the ballroom and their time at the lodge. There is so many awesome goings on in this book too: curses, vampires, werewolves, and all of the steampunk/gothic stuff was so fun! Lucy was perfect and Miles was too. I instantly loved him. He was such a mystery and I enjoyed how Lucy broke through his layers. He is a wonderful leading man, so dark and brooding. Loved him! Kate, Jonathan, Marie, all the characters were amazing! I did have suspicions of who the villain was early on, but it did not spoil how much I enjoyed the book. I also wanted more of a certain werewolf. I'm hoping for some more books with these wonderful characters.
5 out of 5 stars. Well done, Nancy!
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