Reading Level: Adult
Length: 352 pages
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Clockwork Agents series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 3/5 stars
“As chief surgeon for the Wardens, Evelyn Stone fears her own life is on the line when she is kidnapped by a band of pirates—only to discover that the airship captain is Gavin “Mac” MacRae—her former lover. The man whose life she once saved. The man she abandoned.
Since Evelyn left, Mac made his mark as both a pirate and a pilot. But his true allegiance isn’t known. So when he asks Evie for help with a wounded woman onboard, he tells Evie that the woman is his wife—even if his feelings for Evie have never waned…
As the days pass, however, the unease between Evie and Mac gives way to the old comfort they used to have. Yet, their newly ignited romance is complicated by conflicting loyalties and desires, and a betrayal that may cost them both their love and their lives.”
This is the third and final book in the Clockwork Agents series. This book follows the story of Evie (the Warden’s doctor) and Mac (a pirate and former lover of Evie’s). At the end of this book it seems like there was plans for another story to start, but I couldn’t find any plans for Cross to publish anymore in this series. This ended up being a fun, light, and fluffy steampunk read.
The majority of this story revolves around Evie and Mac as they try to dodge enemy pursuit and reconcile their feelings for each other. There is a light story thread involving a spy that Mac is trying to get back to the Wardens; this is the source of their enemy pursuit. However, this story thread is very scanty…just barely there. This book is really a romance-packed with some action and some nifty steampunk devices.
As long as you don’t focus on how thin the plot is, this is a fun and quick steampunk romance read. There is some good action and adventure. Mac and Evie have great chemistry together and are fun to read about.
Overall this was a fun, light, and fluffy steampunk romance read. If you read this, don’t expect an elaborate story, just sit back and enjoy the action and drama between Mac and Evie. The whole Clockwork Agents series was like this; like sweet and tangy candy…fun and entertaining but not a whole lot of actual content.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Goodreads Reading Challenge