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Meet, Lucinda Stafford, a a strong, determined, independent, Governess, in need of a job and Grayson Throne,a revolutionary inventor, geothermal (he is trying to use steam to make electricity) and he is in need of a Governess for his two young children, Mair and Niels.
While, Grayson is trying to improve his Geothermal Plant, some is out to stop him.
Well written with engaging,interesting characters and a unique, intriguing storyline. It is a steady paced tale filled with a uniqueness, and a bit of suspense. Not just another Governess and Gentleman.
With danger lurking, passionate embraces, an inventor, a huge, dark secret, two smart, but sad young children, a Governess, an apparition, a legend, and romance, a reader will be filled with wonder and lost in a vortex of discovery. Impressionable, intriguing, inspiring and compelling. Fans of Suspense, Steampunk, Paranormal, and Historical Romance are sure to enjoy this unique tale. If you enjoy a wide variety of genres in one powerful story then, look no further, you will find it in "Heart of Ice".
*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*
**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com**
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Lucinda is a wealthy heiress in her own right, who recently had been companion to a relative living in Paris. Now she has answered the advertisement for a governess in a small town in Iceland. What in the world was she thinking? She is an educated, independent woman who doesn’t plan to settle down and marry the “right” man who was chosen by her stepmother. She wants adventure, to decide her own destiny and right now – to take care of two small children.
Grayson is somewhat of an absent minded professor type. Handsome, of course, with a wicked smile and a sexy build – and the mind of a genius. When he is working on his project to bring affordable power to the masses Of Iceland using the steam power of volcanic vents – well, he gets a bit caught up and forgets things.
Grayson’s children, Mair and Niels, have been under the thumb of an obnoxious governess who was cruel, useless, drugged them and stole from Grayson. She had left on her own, not a moment too soon, in Lucinda’s opinion. Now she had the delightful task of teaching these two how to live life while learning in an entertaining, engaging manner. If only their father wouldn’t constantly interfere with her decisions.
Unfortunately, Grayson can’t help how he’s acting – he’s a guy. A man in lust who doesn’t really want to like the efficient, attractive governess who more often than not chides him for his lacking way toward his children. His attraction, their mutual attraction eventually comes to a head – and the rest is up to you to read for yourself.
I did enjoy this novel. I think when different genre are brought into play in one novel there tends to be a bit of crossover confusion. I wasn’t uncomfortable reading a historical romance with airships as a natural occurrence. But to be honest, it did jolt me out of the historical/gothic feel of the novel. I don’t know the solution, if there really needs to be one, I simply know that it did take me out of the story for a split second’s reaction.
Grayson and Lucinda’s love story was sweet and tender. No burning up the sheets, but they sure could have. Over all, I enjoyed this romance and would recommend it for those who love historicals or gothic novels. It gets a 4 out of 5 from me. Once I settled into the rhythm of the story it all blended together into a good solid story.
*I received an e-ARC of Heart of ice from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
Originally reviewed at KeeperBookshelf.com
Some of the book’s elements - the paranormal, steam-punk and goth – are not my favorite.
That being said, the language flowed and was easy to read. IMHO I would have preferred longer paragraphs because they were too short for my preference. The story contained almost too many elements so that there was not the time, or space, to more deeply define the plot elements and not double the book’s size.
Lucinda is a great character; she has depth, drive, ambition, is adventurous, and caring. Her spirit is that of a classic heroine. She pairs well with Grayson who is also classic. Her first interaction with the children was amazing. It felt like I was in the room with them feeling their reactions to her openness. You will appreciate the emotion of the characters. At times I found myself developing the scene further in my mind and adding to it. Yet, if I found myself thinking with more detail about what the plot could do, they it caught my attention, didn't it?
If this is your genre of interest it is definitely worth reading.
The historical background of this novel is wonderful to take in. The writing style was easy to read and flowed well. I finished this novel fairly quickly as I was quite enjoying myself. I loved the relationship that formed between Lucinda and the children. The interaction between Lucinda and the children was actually my favorite parts of the novel, surprisingly, it seemed to have such chemistry. The children were such wonderful characters. The chemistry between Lucinda and Grayson was also well done.
I recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good historical romance as Heart of Ice delivers.
(Note: I revieved an copy of this ebook on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review)
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