Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Moonlight & Mechanicals by Cindy Spencer Pape

Moonlight & Mechanicals (Gaslight Chronicles #4) by Cindy Spencer Pape
Synopsis (Goodreads):
London, 1859

Engineer Winifred "Wink" Hadrian has been in love with Inspector Liam McCullough for years, but is beginning to lose hope when he swears to be a lifelong bachelor. Faced with a proposal from a Knight of the Round Table and one of her closest friends, Wink reluctantly agrees to consider him instead.

Because of his dark werewolf past, Liam tries to keep his distance, but can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son. They soon discover that London's poorest are disappearing at an alarming rate, after encounters with mysterious "mechanical" men. Even more alarming is the connection the missing people may have with a conspiracy against the Queen.

Fighting against time—and their escalating feelings for each other—Wink and Liam must work together to find the missing people and save the monarchy before it's too late...
My Thoughts: This might just be the #NakedWerewolf lover inside me talking but I think this is my favorite in the series. SO MUCH HAPPENS! All of it good. We were given unrequited longing (until it became requited), a sexy werewolf who just happens to be naked upon occasion, a woman who has a deep understanding of machines, a family that is bound by more than just blood ties, and a whole lot of evil plotting.

Liam just about killed me with his nobility. While a part of me understood why he was determined to see Connor and Wink together, the other part of me was screaming at him to trust himself a little more and claim Wink the way she wanted to be claimed. Wink tried, too. She tried to give Connor a chance and it was hard to see her considering settling when every time she looked at Liam her heart sped up and her mouth went dry. And that would be the hopeless romantic in me talking, wouldn't it?

I adored seeing the Hadrian clan again. The boys and their protective speeches to Liam about Wink made me grin. Tom telling Liam that he was family regardless of blood made me cheer. The family coming together to foil a dastardly plot was just like old times. It was so fun!

I'm desperately hoping that I wasn't reading too much into a few interactions between two characters that shall remain nameless. That would be delicious and tangled and Oh, I want it! I just want more in this world. More. Please. MOAR!

Books in this series
1. Steam & Sorcery
2. Photographs & Phantoms
3. Kilts & Kraken 
4. Moonlight & Mechanicals - Kindle

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Moonlight & Mechanicals was provided for review by Carina Press through NetGalley.


  1. I am very intrigued by this. VERY INTRIGUED. *skips around*

    1. *watches you* Book 2 is a freebie, methinks. #JustSaying

    2. Errr... yes. I have already downloaded it. Is it bad to read this out of order?

    3. I don't think you'll have any issues. Some of the characters from book 1 put in an appearance but they're minor in this book. So... have it at!

  2. Kelly, you make me want to read all the books. ALL THE BOOKS!