When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?
This was my first experience delving into the Steampunk genre. I enjoyed it and loved the ghost story that went long with it. Miles and Lucy are incredible leading characters. I adore them both. The mystery was engaging and kept me turning the pages way too late into the night. I could have done without the vampire element. The werewolf sat better with me though. It definitely kept the mystery going. There are some terrific secondary characters that I am hoping to get to know better in future books. This is my first story by Nancy Campbell Allen and I definitely look forward to reading more of her work. The tension Allen developed between Lucy and Miles was perfect. Lucy is a spunky and forthright version of Beauty that I enjoyed immensely.
Rating: 4 stars – Great Book!
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