LIKE CLOCKWORK

BONNIE DEE

  • Pub. Date: December 2010
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • ISBN-13: 9781426890963
  • ISBN: 1426890966

From the Publisher

Victoria’s work with automatons has gained her renown and changed the face of London. But her concern that the clockworks are taking too many jobs away from humans, creating social unrest, is ignored. Given the ugly mood of the underclass, she fears more outbreaks of violence similar to the murder spree of the notorious Southwark Slasher.

Dash, unemployed thanks to the clockworks, has pledged fealty to The Brotherhood, a group determined to bring about the downfall of the automatons by any means necessary. His plan to kidnap Victoria goes awry when the unorthodox scientist pledges her assistance to their cause.

Despite their opposite social classes, a bond grows between them, and Victoria begins to feel emotions she never expected for the passionate Dash. But when the Slasher strikes close to home, Dash and Victoria realize that the boundaries of polite society are far from the only threat to their happiness…

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

LIKE CLOCKWORK by Bonnie Dee is an interesting historical romance set in 1898,London. It is written with details and depth. It has automatons, romance,love,trust, social unrest, mild violence,murder, The Brotherhood,murder,a killer that will sup rise you,sweet sensuality at the end,friendships and surpassing social class to find true love and happiness.This is an interesting story of automatons that I did not know even existed in 1898,London,however,it makes for an exciting storyline.What ifs are abundant.The characters jump off the page at you and will remain in your thoughts.It surpasses social classes by putting a Lady with a lower class citizen and love blooms.As together they try to find out what is happening with the “slasher”,who kills a friend of Dash.He will also try to kill Victoria,who is one of the inventors of the automatons. She realizes that they have some issues with these automatons.Not only are they taking over human jobs,but they have also malfunctioned in some cases. Dash and a group of citizens from the under society is trying to get the Commissions attention to help dissolve the automatons.For many of London’s people are starving,stealing and being deported for such crimes if not hanged.This is a fast paced,short read with a lot of attention paid to the automatons.Together Dash and Victoria will find their answers,find love,happiness and start a new life together.They finally find that dreams can come true,if you only find the right motivation.If you enjoy a fun read,quick read with a bit of exciting drama,this is for you.This is the first I have read if this author,but will not be the last. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Carina Press.

RATING: 5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

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