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?
This is my first time reading a steampunk romance novel and I wasn't sure what to expect at all! At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this genre, but I quickly realized that I was wrong and this genre and specifically this book was amazing! So steampunk is like a combo of Victorian/Regency era mixed with futuristic types of technology. The entire world Allen created just drew me in and I couldn't get enough! Added to that is the story of Lucy Pickett,, a botanist who works on a medicine to counteract a vampire assimilation aid and then Miles, the Lord of Blackwell Manor and BAM!!! Amazing story that I couldn't put down if I had wanted to, which I didn't want to! This book puts the "whodunnit" to a whole new level! It will have you wondering, guessing and trying to do your own sleuthing for the majority of the read! There are family secrets buried deep, great friends who come to help when needed and a whole lot of romance budding along the way! There are so many moving parts and pieces to this book that it kept my interest peaked and I read it in a day! I just love this book! Buy it, read it, lend it to a friend or two! You will not be sorry you did!
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