I’ve always been curious about steampunk. The story line seemed interesting so I gave it a shot.
Title: Noble Metals
Author: LA Witt
Cover Artist: April Lee
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Ever since Robert Belton gambled away the money to stake his claim in the Klondike gold fields, he’s been stranded in Seattle working as a prostitute. When an attractive customer needs help hauling provisions to the frozen north, Robert eagerly volunteers.
Dr. John Fauth is only searching for one thing, and it isn’t gold. He needs platinum for the prototypes of his revolutionary inventions, and if he doesn’t find it in the Klondike, his university career—and his research—is over.
Getting to the Klondike is a grueling, dangerous journey, and just hours after leaving Seattle, John and Robert find themselves in over their heads. John is carrying an invaluable device that his competitors will do anything to get their hands on. And as the cold nights and mutual desire pull John and Robert closer together, they discover that they have much more to lose than gold or platinum.
(Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published by a different press; it has since been edited extensively and expanded by over 10,000 words.)
Noble Metals by LA Witt was my first experience with a Steampunk romance. I liked it. There was a good storyline that captured and held my interest. It was nice to be able to use my imagination on things I had never seen before. I have no clue what a mech would look like, but I kind of felt like it would resemble the large spider-like things from the movie “Wild, Wild, West”.
The characters were likable and well developed. I felt for both Robert and John and when things got tough, it pulled at my heart strings. I enjoyed watching their romance blossom. I really liked that they beat the odds, went against society, and found their HEA. This was very much a love conquers all story and I felt it was a good first venture into the steampunk genre. I will definitely be picking up the next novel in this series.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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