Author: Jennifer Harlow
Series: A Hart/McQueen Steampunk Adventure #2
Publication: April 15th 2014 by Devil on the Left Books
Genre: Adult ~ Steampunk ~ Romance
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Cover Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
KEEP CALM AND STEAMPUNK ON
The whole of Victorian London knows there is something not quite right about the Lady Verity Hart. She may be the daughter of an MP and the sister of famed inventor Lord David Hart, but she is a spinster whose own father threatens to send her to the madhouse every fortnight. Because Society is correct-Verity Hart is no lady. If they suspected how quick with a quip she is, let alone the majority of her brother's ingenious machines were her design, the sale of fainting couches would double.
Verity requires one herself when her beloved brother is kidnapped by vampyres in the dead of night. With the aid of an aggravating, rude American bounty hunter with a secret of his own, Verity takes to land, sea, and even air to rescue the only person who could ever love and truly accept her. Or is he?Part Two of Five Includes:
Chapter Three- Verity Hart Springs Into Action
Chapter Four- An American Werewolf in London
Chapter Five- Murder on the London Express
Chapter Six- Mr. & Mrs. McQueen Terrorize the Countryside
Oh my. Now this is what I'm talking about. Finally a fantastic serial that I can really keep my attention with and enjoy immensely. Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres: Part One did a great job of introducing us to the characters, world, etc... but Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres: Part Two was even better. More action, more intrigue, more fabulous writing. I loved it!
Part Two mostly takes place on the road. Now that Verity has convinced Jamie McQueen to accompany her to Ireland to save her brother, they're all ready to go. But it isn't long before they bump into trouble when they find out people are hired to look for Verity. This brings on a lot of action and suspense that I really liked. There's not a dull moment in this part at all. I should add also that there's no lacking in sexual tension either.
So, in this part there's more of Jamie McQueen a lot more. We learn about his life back in America and how old he really is (not telling!). I liked that because at first I wasn't sure if I wasn't going to like him but I've already fallen for him. He's amazing. Hello new book boyfriend! I especially liked the interaction between him and Verity. There are definitely sparks flying! I love the contrast between Verity, who had a proper English upbringing versus Jamie, who's an American that isn't afraid using foul language in front of a lady. It's all quite hilarious.
So all in all, Verity Hart Vs The Vampyres: Part Two was simply awesome. Even better than the first one. I really can't say anything bad about it. And I keep being amazed by how much I enjoy Jennifer Harlows stories. They keep me hooked, it's as simple as that.
About the Author:
Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virgina home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills.
Keep an eye out for the other reviews of the next parts.