Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City by Meljean Brook [Review]
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas #1.5) by Meljean Brook
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: March 25, 2014

Iron Seas novellas
0.4. The Blushing Bounder
0.5. Here There Be Monsters
1.5. Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City - Kindle
2.5. Tethered
3.4. Wrecked (review at On a Book Bender)
3.5. Salvage

Meljean Brook
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Eight months after The Iron Duke, can their marriage survive a new danger?

After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that leads straight back to Rhys.
Thoughts on Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City: Every book I read in this series -- no matter if it's a novella or full-length novel -- makes me want MOAR set in this world. I also end up wanting to go back and reread everything from the beginning. That's some damn fine writing, if you ask me.

This time around, we get to see Rhys struggling to rein in his protective instincts every time Mina gets called to work. While her job can be dangerous, he's well aware that she's able to take care of herself, but his fear that he'll lose her is still a punch to the gut every time she steps out the door. It's sweetly endearing. Especially since he's trying so hard NOT to be possessive and demanding about what she does.

I like a man who's aware of his flaws and tries his hardest to work around them.

Mina has her own set of fears. She worries that Rhys isn't as invested in their marriage as she is. She worries that she's smothering her young charge Anne with her caring. She does all this while balancing her police work and the hatred that some still hold toward her for being of Horde descent.

Honestly, whenever Mina and Rhys come together, it's fierce and desperate and so, so loving. I'm drawing hearts around them as a couple in my head.

This story seriously hit the spot. And, yes, I most definitely want more. Good thing I have a few waiting in the pipeline, huh?

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