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Her Sky Cowboy: The Glorious Victorious Darcys Mass Market Paperback – November 6, 2012
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—New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Graham
“Wildly inventive…lady inventors, sexy renegade lawmen, airships, acid rock, and flying horses—Her Sky Cowboy has it all!”
“Contemporary romance author Ciotta’s first steampunk series blasts off with this exhilarating riff on bodice-ripping romance, hurling 20th-century technology into an alternate Victorian England…With Darcy twins Jules and Simon poised for their own adventures, Ciotta (the Cupcake Club books) has the start of a delectable series.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Masterfully written, with an intriguing plot and a sassy, strong and intelligent heroine at its center. Add to that a heroic cowboy love interest and a supporting cast of distinctive characters, and this story is one fanciful, flying adventure.” —Romantic Times, Top Pick, 4 ½ stars
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Paranormal Romance -Nov. 6th, 2012
Amelia Darcy is young, impetuous and intensely curious. When her inventor father dies in a freak accident she rebels against her mother who wants her to conform to Victorian standards and marry well. Amelia has plans to recoup her family's honor. When her family gets an invitation from a mysterious benefactor to hunt for a historical invention of great importance and win a fabulous prize, Amelia is inspired to trek out on her own. She has decides to hunt for an invention by da Vinci- the ornithopter. However, her plans go awry when she crashes on her journey. But luckily she is saved by a sky cowboy named Tucker Gentry. A man wanted by the law but with a heart of gold and a crew of misfits who quickly adopt Amelia as one of their own. Together they soon the find themselves helping Amelia on her search but others want Amelia's secrets, too.
This was a lighthearted steampunk romance. I liked how the author mixes Victorian times with a touch of the west and the highly imaginative world of fascinating mechanisms. The villain, who is actually looking to find the means to recreate a time machine is devilishly evil and sinister. The hero, Tucker, has been falsely accused of murder and I liked how Amelia believes in him and gives him a reason to believe in himself again. This book has a great spirit of adventure. The main characters are original and appealing, I only felt that the heroine was sometime a bit too naive and impetuous. She was very fortunate that she met Tucker who watches out for her and loves her. This series will continue with Amelia's two brothers who also want to find a worthy invention and will each have their own book.
Her Sky Cowboy is filled with untamed adventure, zany characters and outrageous fun.
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
|Length: 7:31 Mins|
I am looking forward to the continuing adventures of the Darcy family in the sequels.
The Queen of Tarts
It turned out, the alternate Victorian England was so much fun, especially all the inventions and adventures that filled the pages of the book. Even secondary characters are interesting and full-dimensional. But what again made Beth's book a five-star for me was her main characters. Amelia Darcy is headstrong, sassy, and way ahead of her time. An inventor, adventurer, and a pilot in her own right, she makes a good match for her aeronautical hero. Tucker Gentry, aka Sky Cowboy, is an outlaw with morals and noble goals. Probably in another book this oxymoron would be a stretch for me, but Ms. Ciotta pulls it off nicely.
Not willing to conform and marry for covenience, Amelia embarks on an international quest to find a hidden treasure of historical significance. She needs it to win a contest to honor Queen Victoria and to save her family from financial trouble. In the process, she will risk not only her life but her heart as well.
I believe The Glorious Victorious Darcys are going to be great series, and I can't wait to get my hands on the stories of Amelia's twin brothers, Simon and Jules. Let the adventure go on!
Amelia was not my favourite heroine. She vacillated from strong, independent and full of adventurous spirit one minute to an immature, naive woman who made really silly decisions. She used phrases like "blinking hell" and "crikey" so often it was jarring. I suspect that the change in her personality occurred so Tucker could prove his prowess but it still irked me. For some reason Amelia was obsessed with politics and judged people based on whether they are Old Worlders, New Worlders or Flatliners. This affected her relationship with Tucker and I really felt she should have had the maturity to judge his worth herself by his actions rather than a political affiliation. Tucker is motivated by two things - money and sex. He needs the money to clear his name which was tainted with accusations of murder and theft. I didn't appreciate the way he got angry with Amelia for "leading him on" after they had first had sex and he discovered she was a virgin. On the plus side, at least Amelia and Tucker discussed issues they had with each other and misunderstandings were resolved rather than dragging on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazingly exciting romance would recommend to any true romance fan 5 stars <3Published 2 months ago by Michelle
I would have wished that the next book would be a continuation of book one. I wanted to know the outcome of Tucker and Amelia. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Danny L Walling
I'm not sure what it was about the characters or the pacing of the story, but I simply could not get into this book. I'm a big fan of Ms. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Onlypandorashope
I am a huge fan of Ms. Ciotta's contemporary and paranormal romances, but I kept dragging my heels on this series. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deidre Motto
Good guys, bad guys and a refreshing story to be told. A must read on a rainy day, good for all ages.Published on March 20, 2014 by maebe5
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
I’m still relatively new to the steampunk genre. Read more
I don't plan to finish this book. I'm about a third of the way through it, and I just cannot continue. Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Claire
This was a cute book, but didn't seem very adult to me. The entire premise of people from the future in Victorian Times seemed like a poor excuse for littering the novel with... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Allison McLaughlin