Book Review: A Captain and a Corset (Steam Guardians #2) by Mary Wine

June 28, 2013 2.5 Bullet Rating, Book Review 0

Book Review: A Captain and a Corset (Steam Guardians #2) by Mary WineA Captain and a Corset by Mary Wine
Series: Steam Guardians #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 4, 2013
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Received from Publisher
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Airship Captain Bion Donkova has devoted his life to enhancing his navigational powers. When he discovers Sophia Stevenson has inadvertently received the gift of every captain's dreams—the rare and powerful root crystal—he is just about ready to throw her overboard.

Sophia's not so enchanted with her newfound powers—especially when she becomes the target of a corrupt airship deadset on using her powers for evil. When Sophia goes missing, Captain Bion drops his grudge and thunders to her rescue. Once the two are free of danger, it doesn't take long before old grudges return, tempers flare, and red-hot passion ignites.

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I have to admit that I was surprised how hard A Captain and a Corset was for me to read.  I often felt like I was stuck in a cliche world leaving me quite confused.  The characters seemed well written, but just didn’t have the spark and flare that normally keeps me completely engaged in the story.

Bion Donkova and Sophia Stevenson try to deny their attraction to one another, but it is impossible.  They come from very different worlds and I had a little bit of a hard time accepting that the Guardian’s views on gender and equality was completely opposite from the rest of the world.  I am also going to put this out there – Sophia is a virgin.  I am not saying I am anti-virgin, but I felt that her knowledge or education on matters of the night didn’t need to be explained – especially on many occasions.  The steampunk aspect of A Captain and a Corset is surprisingly pleasant and creative.   I really held out judgement on this book until the end, but it was just not a good match for me.

I rate A Captain and a Corset 2.5 out of 5 Bullets.

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