Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Steam Punk Romance
Heat Rating: 2
In a history very different from our own, the Civil War rages on in Texas. Zeppelins fill the air, steam power vehicles battle horses for space on the roads and bodies lay strewn through the wreckage of the Sisters of the Merciful Truth Convent, innocent victims of a local turf war. Three sisters, raised in the convent, emerge from the horror to find their lives of family and devotion over, and their separate lives of crime about to begin.
In lawless times, where faith and love battle doubt and hate, Justice now sees the world from behind the barrel of a gun. She falls in with a handsome and mysterious miscreant as she attempts to carve a place in the ruined world and search for her lost sisters. But when her life of crime catches up to her, Justice will learn the meaning of true love, and family ties.
I wanted to give Fallen Angels a try as I’ve never read a Steam Punk Romance before. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a mix of old and new and reminded me of the movie, Wild Wild West in regards to setting.
Justice is a complex character and classic fallen angel. She, along with her sisters, have lived through a nightmare, only to become separated and thrust into an unjust world. Justice’s goal is to find her missing sisters, while trying to help the sister she has left, follow a better path in life.
The romance element comes in with the tall and sexy, Steel. He offers Justice a chance to earn a lot of money carrying out a train robbery, and she can’t refuse the temptation. The fact that her body thrums when he’s near is something new to her. She spent her life closed off to emotion in order to live with the past that continues to haunt her. Steel makes her feel like a woman and makes her forget about her personal oath to die with her virginity.
There is love, action, adventure and plenty of genuine emotion in this Steam Punk romance. I loved the twists and turns and especially, Justice. She’s tough, but honest and true to her feelings. Her love for her sisters and the man that torments her thoughts is well described.
Ashlynn Monroe has written a book about overcoming adversity, maintaining family ties, and the meaning of true love. If you’re interested in trying out this popular new sub-genre of romance, or just like a good read with engaging characters and a good story, then Fallen Angels is a book you must try.
5 Tea Cups!