Forged by Desire
Nine years ago, Perry fled her thrall contract to find sanctuary among the Nighthawks. In that time, she's become a respected member of the Guard, and she's wanted Garrett Reed for as long as she can remember. But when a new case takes a chillingly familiar turn, Perry finds herself once again in the path of a madman...only this time, there's now ...more
The man with the biggest fists or the best skills in a knife fight isn't always the strongest or the bravest.
It's those who survive the worst life can throw at them and keep on fighting.
Garrett is a gosh darn dreamboat.
I love this series for its Steampunk elements, swoon worthy romances, and Bec McMaster’s beautiful writing style. I know that tears are forthcoming every time I pick-up a new installment because this author has a real knack for making me feel invested in the characters, and for tugging at my heartstrings. FORGED BY DESIRE was an enjoyable read, albeit not my favourite LONDON STEAMPUNK novel because of its rather uneventful first half; the story felt like it w ...more
This series has been incredibly entertaining. I think this book has had the best villain in the series and I love that the progression of the story arc is bringing all the previous couples together. The last scene has me really excited for the next book so I'm sure I'll be starting it soon : )
A respected member of the Nighthawks, Perry Lowell has worked hard for nine years to maintain a professional relationship with her partner, Garrett Reed. But when the bodies of two young girls are found with horrific injuries, the nightmares from Perry's past return to haunt her daylight hours, and she will have to confront the evil that she once managed to escape if she is to have a future with the man she loves.
The prequel novella to this installment, The Curious Cas ...more
I love this series! Really!!! It's wonderful and so very, very interesting! I end each book wanting greedely to read the next one immediately! Unfortunately I have to wait... sigh...
I loved this story, but I took half star from 5, because Perry dragged too much her secrets.
I was thinking of her as the Nighthawk: without fear and fierce, insdead she was a knot of contradictions. Outside she is how I saw her, but inside she's a teribly afraid teenager. It could be seen as logical seeing w ...more
So this was a typical London Steampunk page turner! Great characters and great action! Love, love this series. HOWEVER - Perry, Perry, where was your pragmatism, your bravery and your commitment to duty? Her secrets buried her heroism, and in my opinion, very nearly made her culpable in future murders. Not what I wanted out of a mature heroine with 9 years of Nighthawks duty behind her. But still a great entry in the series and better than ...more
I didn't like Garrett and Perry as much as other couples but this series is still among the top of my favorites. And I'm still in love with the worldbuilding and the plot. The only thing that bothered me was Perry. I like strong and independent heroines but not when they are acting foolishly. I understand that she is not comfortable with relying on anybody. Her past made her believe that she can only count on herself. However, not wanting Garrett's help was just simply stupid. Especiall ...more
FORGED BY DESIRE is definitely one of my favorite books this ...more
We pick up this story not too long after MY LADY QUICKSILVER ends. Lynch and Garrett are at odds due to his role in ...more
Perry is possibly my favourite female character in this series. She's such a complete badass, she's been through a crapton of horrible things and she's still fighting. Yes, there was a lot of slightly annoying "I CAN'T TELL YOU" stuff where a solution could have been reached much sooner if people had only used their freaking words.
But it was still a hell of a lot of fun, and I still really enjoyed the ending and all the characters coming together to develop one hell of a pla ...more
I finished this a week ago, so I don't have much more to say, but ohhh, some parts of it really drew me in.
I've loved nearly every book in this series so far, but not this one. The characters were great, but the plot execution was boring for me. I'm not big into crime novels and this was written like one, even though we know who the bad guy is the whole time. I would say this book would have been significantly improved from a culling of maybe 40%-50% of its content. Because the pacing was so slow, it took me a very long time to get through it. And I'm hesitant to read the last book in the se ...more
Yep, this is definitely one of my favorite series!!
Forged by Desire is the fourth novel in the London Steampunk series and tells the story of Garrett and Perry, two Nighthawk partners we first met in My Lady Quicksilver. I’ve been anxiously awaiting their story for months now and I KNEW they would not disappoint. This was right up there with Lynch and Rosalind’s story…don’t make me pick my favorite.
Garrett is adjusting to his new position as guild Master when the Nighthawks are called in to inv ...more
J'ai trouvé Perry un peu trop longue à avouer son histoire, ce qui a ralenti sa relation avec Garrett. Tout le process a été un peu long j'ai trouvé.
Mais sinon, des moments très sympas, et j'aimerai lire la suite pour suivre le dénouement de tout ce contexte.
One of my least favorites of this series mainly because I had trouble connecting with Garrett and even Perry. They were just not compelling enough for me and neither was the romance.
After reading My Lady Quicksilver (TWICE. Yeah, I know), I continued my London Steampunk marathon by read Forged by Desire. This book have a favorite trope of mine, a friend turn to love and also its have more mystery compared to the previous. Basically the first half part feel like a police procedural book, since Nighthawks are kinda like police too.
Forged by Desire can't be read as standalone, since the event continue from My Lady Quicksilver. Lynch is no longer the Master of Nightha ...more
Je vous rassure tout de suite : c'est un très bon crue. Seulement voilà j'ai eu un énoooooorme coup de cœur avec le tome 2. J'ai eu de nouveau un énoooorme coup de cœur avec le tome 3, alors autant vous dire que la barre était haute.
Perry et Garrett sont des Engoulevents dont on a déjà fait connaissance dans les tomes précédents. On sentait poindre la romance entre ces deux-là et je dirais mieux ; on l'attendait.
Perry est une des rares sang-bleu. Elle porte un secre ...more
A half point off for an ongoing terrific series but here...the heroine, Perry, drove me bug-fuck crazy. There is a hideous bad guy and his serial killer side-kick featured who Perry knows is the dog back to their old tricks evil-twins because they did them to her a decade ago, heart-stopping shit, very difficult to read, and other victims are found, some saved, some lost, there’s a scene where...it’s so awful, had to put the Kindle down for awhile, and Ms Perry continues to...PAUSE and keep s ...more
“You’re my anchor, Perry. You’re my breath when I feel like I can’t catch my own. I don’t think I can be strong enough to fight this alone.”
Garett is a blue blood, but not by choice and not because he was part of the nobility and chosen to become one. His mother was a lowly human, who sold her body in order to pay for the rising blood taxes and the Echelon’s continuous greed. But Garett was too young to save her. Then one day when he was trying to steal from the captain of the Nighthawks, J...more
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