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The Blacksmith's Lover (The Clockpunk Trilogy #2)

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The year is 1840. On the run after being caught in a scandalous incident, scullery maid Sarah Bailey must find refuge before her vengeful former mistress has her killed. When she stumbles upon a blacksmith's shop in need of an apprentice in West Bolyston, Massachusetts, she applies for the position. Viktor is a brawny, reclusive blacksmith who creates strange clockwork and ...more
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Published July 1st 2012 by Red Sage Publishing, Inc. (first published June 1st 2012)
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Sarah the scullery maid is on the run from her employer, The Biggest Bitch Ever, and ends up seeking refuge at the forge of Viktor, a mysterious blacksmith who makes funky steampunk devices. Months pass, they get it on, The Biggest Bitch Ever is still having her henchmen track Sarah down (the reason for this fanatic single-mindedness other than that she's a Bitch, we're never told), and there's a battle scene between the baddies and Viktor's arsenal of steampunk weapons.

Being a blacksmith and al
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: July 2012
Publisher: Red Sage Press
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift from the author
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Clockpunk Trilogy
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone.
Steam Level: Steamy

While there were a few minor details that kept me from falling in love with the final confrontation, I have to admit that Viktor and Sarah made
Penny Watson
This is a delightful steampunk story! Fun, sexy, very unique. Massey has done a phenomenal job creating a realistic 19th century setting, and at the same time added in fun, quirky steampunk inventions. There is no idealized sex going on here...she gives the reader real sounds, real smells, at times earthy and primitive and rough around the edges. It's a very funky mix of romance, sex and steampunk elements. I personally love stories that are outside-of-the-box of traditional romance, and this on ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Sarah has spent the past five years as a scullery maid for a wealthy couple. She's kept her head down and stayed out of trouble, until the man of the house tries to force her into a liaison. To make matters worse, his wife walks in and catches them in a compromising position. The man blames Sarah for seducing him. The woman attacks her, sending Sarah on the run. Determined to keep Sarah from spreading the tale, they send men to chase her down.

Sarah flees to another town, seeking refuge with the
Shiloh Saddler
The best part of this book was the blurb. The author's note to readers got me ready for some hot primal sex but even those scenes fell flat. (Lots of rubbing though.) Sarah the scullery maid is on the run from her employer, who is having henchmen hunt her down for no good reason, imo. Sarah ends up seeking refuge at the forge of Viktor, a mysterious blacksmith who makes steampunk devices. Months pass, their relationship grows from barely talking to each other to getting it on in the bedroom. Sar ...more
Scullery maid Sarah Bailey is on the run from her employer after being caught with her mistress' husband in a situation not of her creation. She knows she's going to be hunted and is desperate for shelter when she comes upon a blacksmith's shop needing an apprenctice. Viktor is reluctant to take her in but eventually relents and they begin an amiable existence together. He also has some strange inventions in his workshop but Sarah ignores her curiosity.

The problem I generally have with short sto
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: They now began most days with an early-morning coupling. During those times, Sarah grew very fond of riding him. Because of his significant girth, sometimes it felt like she was mating with a giant.

Favorite Quote #2: Sarah nodded as he undid his trousers. She never tired of seeing his erection rise to greet her.

Scullery maid Sarah Bailey is on the run after being caught in an indecent position with her employer. Her employer had taken advantage of her, and as she was too startled
This review was originally published at Book Lovers Inc

My Thoughts:

There aren't a lot of romances with working-class heroes. In historic romances, everyone's a nobleman. In contemporary romances, everyone is either a white-collar worker, military, or police.

That's a broad generalization, but maybe not too far off.

In an early scene in The Blacksmith's Lover, the heroine, Sarah, sees Viktor, the Blacksmith, bathing nude, and it does kind of make you wonder why there aren't more blacksmith-heroes,
This is a wonderfully hot romance.

The slowly building romance between Sarah and Viktor is delightful to read and the tension between them is well written and hot.

Sarah was a complex character and I couldn't really understand her at times, but one thing I could completely understand: her attraction to Viktor. He's a swoonworthy hero: gruff, bearded, smoldering... Do I need to go on?

Next to the romance there was a small action storyline that was very satisfying as well. There were bad guys chasing
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WOW!!! What a roller coaster ride of emotions! I could not put this book down once I started!
You go from feeling sorry for the heroine, to sympathizing, and yearning right along with her. I wanted to reach through the pages and smack the heck out of the blacksmith.

Yes he was a typical male that got tongue tied around a girl, but at the same time I wanted to tell him just talk!! LOL!!

All in all it was a fabulous adventure and it touches lightly on some ste
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Heather Massey is a lifelong fan of science fiction romance. She searches for science fiction romance adventures aboard her blog, The Galaxy Express.

She also blogs about steampunk romance in her monthly column "Heather Massey's Steampunk Romance Cafe" at the Coffee Time Romance steampunk page.

When she’s not reading, she’s watching cult films and enjoying time with her husband and daughter.

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