Book Thoughts by Rachelle
Is anyone else sick of this coronavirus and quarantine/social distancing? Sometimes I feel like a vampire who has to hide away from the living. If you’ve been feeling that way you should definitely read Nancy Campbell Allen’s latest steampunk Victorian romance. Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts is an incredibly unique spin on the Cinderella story that takes us back to the feisty Emme O’Shea and her fight to defend predatory shifters. Yep, in this book vampires and werewolves can be good people too.
Oliver Reed also makes a reappearance acting as Emme’s bodyguard. This assignment puts two enemies together, but in a fun twist, their feelings start to change. You’ll have to read the book to find out if they can make it out alive and maybe more than friends.
Here’s more about the book:
A steampunk retelling of Cinderella
Emmeline O’Shea is determined to save the world—single-handedly, if necessary. A strong voice for societal reform, she is the natural choice to deliver a key speech at the end of the International Shifter Rights Organization’s week-long Summit in Scotland.
But when a death threat arrives at Emme’s home, she is immediately placed into protective custody, watched over by none other than her personal nemesis, Detective-Inspector Oliver Reed. The two have crossed paths many times, with disastrous results, but now they will have to work together in order to reach the Summit before midnight of the last day in order to ensure legislation is passed to protect the Shifter community.
As unseen enemies close in around Emme and Oliver, they struggle to reach Edinburgh by any means necessary, only to find Emme’s vindictive stepsister, Oliver’s vampire brother, and a dangerous political minefield awaiting them in Scotland.
Even more difficult is their own refusal to admit that the fiery animosity that once burned between them might be turning into the heat of romantic passion. Could a straitlaced policeman determined to uphold the law and an outspoken activist willing to break the rules ever find true love? Or will all their dreams shatter like glass when the clock strikes midnight?
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