The Iron Duke – Meljean Brooks

13560468Title: The Iron Duke
 
Author: Meljean Brooks
 
Genre: Steampunk / Romance
 
Series: The Iron Seas #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.88/5
 
 
Why I read this: Goodreads Olympic Games
 

Synopsis: After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power – and fear – of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans-and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen, as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

 
What I thought about the book:
This was brilliant! So much action, adventure, and romance. I loved every character, even the baddies! The world building is effortless and flows naturally with the story. No paragraphs of boring explaining to trudge through.
I’m new to steampunk and thought I’d find it odd but I had no problems. Loved it!
 
Favourite Character: Rhys! Hello new book boyfriend.
 
My Rating:
5 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4
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