Published: May 20, 2013
Genre: Steampunk, Romance, Paranormal
Series: Armored Hearts #1
When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.
Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park, left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair. Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.
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There isn't nearly as much steampunk as I'd hoped and I'd wondered if it would have been better off as a fantasy/romance only. The focus was mainly on Gareth and his American lass then splashed with some fantasy to make it interesting from time to time.
It's not easy to co-write a novel and I think the authors did a great job blending their voices. “Armored Hearts” was an easy, enjoyable read that allowed for romance, a little mystery and an entertaining mix of legend and history.
This is supposed to be a series, but from what I've seen it stops here. If you'd like a YA Romance, I'd suggest checking out this book. As for a Steampunk...not so much.
About the Authors:
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
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