I received this book for free from BEA - Book Expo in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance #1) by Nancy Campbell Allen
Published by Shadow Mountain on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Fairytale Retelling, Ghost, Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, steampunk, Supernatural
Source: BEA - Book Expo
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?
I don’t even know where to start! I love, love, love, Lucy and Miles. I thought this book was just a great twist of the Beauty and the beast story. I loved the mystery that was involved. I loved the paranormal elements. I even loved the idea of Steampunk all rolled in. This book was fantastic. It took me a while to read it and it does have a slight slow spot that is easily overcome when you really start getting halfway through. I thought the story was different and the characters so full of life. This book even has GHOSTS! It was just filled with all the awesome stuff a great story should have. 🙂
Lucy was a strong, independent Heroine that knew exactly what she wanted. Miles was guarded but had a good heart, because of his face scar and other issues he felt that no one could ever love a beast (see what I did there). The chemistry between the two was a little slow build and I actually liked that. I really enjoyed experiencing their time together. There are a few other characters in this book that I enjoyed, they added so much to the story. I loved the drama in the story it had really exciting parts that had my heart racing hoping everything would work out. This is a clean read so nothing explicit and it had minor violence.
Overall, This book was everything I had hoped for. When I first saw it come out I knew I needed to get my hands on it and thankfully, BEA provided. I couldn’t be happier and have heard they are planning to retell other fairly tales, I can’t wait. I highly recommend if you are looking for a nice, clean and intense story that has some pretty amazing characters!Great Book with an awesome twist of the Beauty and the Beast story. Click To Tweet
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