Tuesday, August 9, 2016
BOOK REVIEW: "Angels In Steam" by Lexi Ostrow
Layel has been the stoic leader of the Pure Angels since before he can remember. His life has been a series of temptations, all of which he'd barely maintained his wings over. Joining forces with the Alliance of Silver and Steam had only continued to push and test him.
Nathaniel's wings are turning black.He'd murdered an innocent human that had happened upon him during a rainstorm. In his horror at what he'd done, he'd turned himself into the Alliance, with a death wish.
When Layel is brought in to help a falling Angel remain Pure, he isn't ready for Nathaniel. Helping an Angel rise is nearly impossible, but they're attraction to each other might make the journey even harder.
I received an ARC copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
So, prior to this novella I have only read Ostrow's Torn Between Two Worlds. This is my first of her Steam series I have read and I now am ready to add the rest of these to my TBR list.
Usually I have a problem with mixing genres: this mixes M/M erotica with steampunk and paranormal. Instead of making me want to pull my hair in frustration, I was so dragged into this short book that I was angry when it ended!
The characters are night and day. I am not a "white knight" kind of girl, so Layel wasn't my favorite. Nathaniel, now, he's definitely a book crush for me. He tempts and taunts Layel to the breaking point, while remaining a sympathetic, lovable character.
The plot is straightforward and written in a way that, though the HEA is expected, you're not bored. You are swept up into this emotional fantasyland.
A really fun, short read that will make any newcomers want to dive right into this series. It's not just sex and romance. There is so much more here.
Purchase Angels In Steam via Amazon!