A beautiful cover with an exciting story, To Catch A Rogue is a steampunk version similar to a rousing Regency romance story. Set in the darkest hearts of London, England and traveling to the foreign land of Russia, spies, thieves, and nobility race to save one of their own while solving an even bigger mystery within their clan. Written with wit and flair, To Catch A Rogue is a breath of fresh air with a delightful twist to an ancient Russian tale.
There are quite a lot of characters in To Catch A Rogue, with Lark and Charlie as the central main characters. The story reminds me of A League of Gentlemen where every character has their own skill and talent and each of them a very unique personality. My favorite character is perhaps Charlie, who is the longtime friend of Lark, until a fateful incident drifted their friendship apart. Years later, Lark is called to help Charlie out to save the leader of The Company of Rogues, and perhaps deal with their enemies along the way. Lark is hesitant at first, unsure if she could trust Charlie again but neither could she resist her old friend’s charms and good looks.
There is a much deeper secret within the pages of the story and as it slowly unfolds, we get clear and defining hints of who Lark really is. She has been hiding this dangerous secret of hers for years and only one other person knows. As Lark starts to unravel the mysteries that has held her in fear and hiding since she was a child, she also starts to trust Charlie again and the Company of Rogues who shows her that friendship and trust are not only earned but can be freely given.
What I liked about To Catch A Rogue was the clever bantering between the characters and the easy style that the story was written. I got swept up in the story from the first pages and was intrigued with how steampunk became a popular literary sensation when technology and fantasy meshed into one. To Catch A Rogue has elements of the supernatural with vampires, werewolves, and such; an old world Victorian darkness feel; and the technological wonder of the steam engines and mechs. You’ll find that the mystery behind Lark is very tell-tale but the author puts a very interesting spin on it as well. Is Lark the long-lost Princess of the last Russian Tsar that presumably died in the fire that killed the entire royal family? And why has she been hidden all these years? You’ll have to read To Catch A Rogue to find out!
An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead?
The Company of Rogues finally knows the identity of the mastermind behind a plot against the queen—but their enemy is still one step ahead of them. When he kidnaps one of theirs, the Rogues plan a daring rescue mission that will lead them into the heart of the bloodthirsty Crimson Court.
It’s a job for a master thief, and there’s nothing Charlie Todd likes more than a challenge. To pull off the impossible, Charlie needs a crew, including the only thief who’s ever been able to outfox him.
He broke her heart. But now she must risk it all to save his life…
Lark’s spent years trying to forget her past, but the one thing she can’t ignore is the way a single smile from Charlie still sets her heart on fire. When he proposes they work together again, it feels just like old times, but she has one rule: this is strictly business.
It’s Charlie’s last chance to prove he can be trusted with her heart. But Lark’s keeping a deadly secret. And as passions are stirred and the stakes mount, it might be the kind of secret that could destroy them all…
Ocean’s 11 meets Dracula, in this sexy paranormal heist by USA Today Bestselling Author, Bec McMaster. If you like sexy paranormal romances, steampunk shenanigans, and plenty of action-adventure (vampires, dirigible flights, and steamy rooftop chases), then dive into this thrilling heist with Charlie and Lark.
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BEC MCMASTER grew up on a steady diet of 80’s fantasy movies like Ladyhawke, Labyrinth and The Princess Bride, and loves creating epic, fantasy-based worlds with heroes and heroines who must defeat all the odds to have their HEA. If you like sexy, dark, paranormal romance, try her Dark Arts series; for some kick-bustle ladies-saving-the-day steampunk romance then check out London Steampunk; and for rocket-fuelled post-apocalyptic romance with a twist on the werewolf theme, then see her Burned Lands series.
Bec has been nominated for RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance for Heart of Iron (2013), won RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance with Of Silk And Steam (2015), and Forged By Desire was nominated for an RWA RITA award in 2015. The series has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, with Heart of Iron named one of their Best Romances of 2013.
Escape the Ordinary at www.becmcmaster.com or follow her on Twitter @BecMcMaster, or www.facebook.com/BecMcMaster
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