The Mech Who Loved Me
Blue bloods are dying from a mysterious disease, which should be impossible. Ava suspects there's more to the case t ...more
I’ll start this review by saying that while The Mech Who Loved Me could be read as a standalone novel, it probably won’t make much sense to you unless you have read at least some of Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk books. In that series, the author introduces and develops her alternative vision of Victorian London in which the city is ruled by the elite blue bloods while other races – humans, mechs and verwulfen – are second class citizens (and in the case ...more
I got to, about, 40% and then I realised that sweet little Ava's story wasn't for me. I just couldn't like her enough to want to keep going.
Oh well. Happens.
Off to the next one. ...more
Ohhhhmmygosh THIS WAS AMAZING. I literally could not breathe for that last 10%. This book got me so tensed and emotional.
Bombs, poisons, riots, shots, politics, murders, mysteries, conspiracies, and vengeances – this book was pulling all the punches. I loved how it started with a seemingly normal murder mystery, then clues were found, links were made, and the plot kept on evolving. Bec McMaster had int ...more
This is the story of Ava and Liam (Kincaid). We met them both in the previous books and while Liam is the same old Kincaid (gruff, angry, slightly more fond of blue bloods), Ava is tired of being the sweet, innocent girl that everybody want to protect and cuddle.
What was so very nice here is how the attraction between those two was developed! Slowly, bit by bit, the true char ...more
Things are always exploding in her Steampunk London universe, and I love it! The action in this novel is stellar, and the suspense is aided by tying together what are arguably the two weakest links in the Company of Rogues. And I am speaking of Kincaid and Ava, who are the heart behind the COR.
Liam Kincaid is a mech, with a massive artificial fist to go with the massive chip on his shoulder regarding Blue Bloods. He isn't the smartest guy on the team, or the f ...more
I can't believe how little I remembered about this book... although... to be honest, it shouldn't be a surprise, cause it happens all the time... :) a few months after I read a book, I forget most of it... but it's also good, cause then when I re-read it, it's almost like I'm reading a new story :) and this one once again blew me away... there are so many reasons why Bec McMaster is one of my favourite authors of all time... for more details just keep on reading t ...more
Well, there is always the first time. Bec McMaster is one of my favorite authors and I LOVE her books. But apparently, I hit a bump with The Mech Who Loved Me ...
The biggest problem for me is that I find both Kincaid and Ava as the weakest couple so far -- and forgive me, I thought they both are BLAH as characters. I guess I have passed that phase where I enjoy these followings:
+ Virgin heroine who lets inexperience in physical intercourse distracts her from her other abilities
+ A he ...more
In the Blue Blood Conspiracy series we see the world post-revolution. Humans, Mechs and some Blue Bloods have killed the Prince Consort who was controlling the human queen and now the equality amongst all races is coming into force. However, there are some who prefer the old regime, of the Blue Bloods ruling over everyone and taking whatever they desire. A crack team has been put together, featuring all the races; human, blue blood, verwulfen and mechs to stop this conspiracy from bring ...more
They were two broken souls who became infinitely stronger together.
So yeah, maybe this one was a little heavier on the romance side but I still really enjoyed it for the most part. I was excited for Kincaid's and Ava's story because I love the big, gruff assholes with the ooey-gooey centers. LOVE them. And when you pair that with a prim-n-proper love interest it makes it even more interesting. They got a little too, "I want to, but I can't" at times, and their actions kind of went ...more
THE MECH WHO LOVED ME saved me from reading another terrible Steampunk. I’m so glad that McMaster is continuing this series in this spin off. I’m reading this book for our Romance Roundabout Challenge on Goodreads and I have to say, this is definitely one of the better PNR/Steampunk series I’ve read.
I was really excited about this book because it’s Ava’s book! Ava is a character that was introduced very early on in the first book in the series. She made such a big impression that I actually ...more
Series note: Ava's character is first introduced in book #4 of the first London Steampunk series. There are also numerous references to events from that series as well as the first book in this spin-off, and as such, it is recommended that the books be read in order.
The Company of Rogues continues to investigate the mystery surrounding the Dhampire conspiracy. When several blue bloods are found dead from a mysterious disease, Nighthawk criminologist, Ava McLaren, i ...more
She's a dreamer.
She's a virgin,
He's a renowned rake.
She's a blue blood,
And he have a strong dislike for the blue bloods.
Ava's days are spend with dead bodies. As a laboratory assistant and the Company of Rogues's crime scene investigator it's not so strange after all ;p The victim of a madman who kidnapped young women to experiment on implanting biomechanical heart years ago, Ava was one of the few who survived. Still plagued by nightmares and worry, she hope to put it ...more
The London Steampunk series is my all time favourite PNR series. None other compares for me. So it truly, truly breaks my heart that I didn't love this one. It still had the amazing writing I know to expect. It had all the characters that I adore and I loved being in the world again. Unfortunately this just had some pet hates that lessened my enjoyment.
I'll start with the things I loved about this one.
Ava! I ...more
What I love about th ...more
The Mech Who Loved Me is book two in the London Steampunk The Blue Blood Conspiracy spinoff of the original London Steampunk series. While one can begin with this series, there are connections with characters from the original se ...more
“I've never been a saint, Ava. I never will be, perhaps. But there's something about you that takes my breath."
4.5 Sexy Steam Punk Stars!
What was it about this man that made her enjoy his flirtation so much? She knew they were all kinds of wrong for each other, but she simply couldn't help herself.
Ava McLaren has survived a monster. Turned into a Blue Blood against her will, she’s come a long way from the weak and scared woman she used to be. And she’s tired of being the virgin...more
My only gripe...Kincaid is a wuss for constantly throwing Ava's crush for Byrnes in her face. Nearly ruin the book for me, I ignored his dumbass and move on. As always, I love BM's Steampunks. I see scenes of Sherlock Holmes (movie version) in my head. Another hit -and don't stop! ...more
This is one of the case that.."no, it's not your fault, author. It's me" and sadly, I can't enjoy The Mech Who Loved Me that much like its predecessor. I agreed with Ami's point on her review that this books have potential with its theme and plots. After so many badass and kickass heroines, McMaster give reader Ava, a scholar turn blue blood that still fight her nature. The last scientist heroine is Honoria, and while still virgin, both Honoria and also Lena are never bother with their ...more
I've come to expect incredible action scenes from the London Steampunk series. The Mech Who Loved Me does deliver them, tough not to the same extent as the two most recent books. It focuses more on detective work, interviewing suspects and examining forensic evidence, since Ava is a CSI. But most of all, it spends time building the relationship between Ava and Kincaid.
Their story feels very modern in some ways. Ava suffers from PTSD after the events of Forged by Desire, the book that introduced ...more
Now she writes epic fantasy romance with a dark and sexy twist, which is almost as much fun. She has a secret weakness for villainous heroes, wicked fae princes and dangerous vamp ...more