Forged by Desire: Garret Reed and Perry
London Steampunk Series #4
Captain Garret Reed of the Nighthawk guard has a deadly mission: capture a steel-jawed monster preying on women. He hates to put his partner, Perry, in jeopardy, but she’s the best bait he has. Little does he realize, he’s about to be caught in his own trap.
Perry has been half in love with Garrett for years, but this is not exactly the best time to start a relationship—especially when their investigation leads them directly into the clutches of the madman she thought she’d escaped...
As a collective work, this series is a great one. Bec McMaster is a great storyteller. She has created dark, gritty, memorable world with the London Steampunk series. It’s quite unique and stands out in the historical paranormal romance genre. This installment in the series is a solid addition to the series, it’s not quite one of my favorites but it definitely a good story overall.
We pick up this story not too long after MY LADY QUICKSILVER ends. Lynch and Garrett are at odds due to his role in helping Rosalind. Lynch has left a large hole to fill and while Garrett is the obvious person to lead the Nighthawks but he is having a hard time getting total buy in. He has a lot on his plate and when his long term partner Perry starts acting strangely he is worried and doesn’t know what to do, on top of that he has his own rising problems outside of his leadership. Perry and Garrett need to work together on one of their most difficult cases of their careers, one that is striking too close to home for Perry that seriously has her thinking if it’s time to cut her losses and get out of town. Only her love of Garrett is keeping her there. McMaster takes us through the twists and turns of the London Underworld. These two must work together to save girls that have been going missing around the city, as the danger increases so does their desire. It soon becomes too much keep contain it. This may be one of McMaster’s more steamy novels as the desire between these two friends builds and builds until it combusts off the pages. Be prepared to take a wild ride through Bec McMasters world!