Series: The clockwork mysteries (book 1)
Genre: Romance, Erotica, Steampunk
Rating: 2/5 stars
Cover: Typical romance cover.
Trigger warnings: none
Description: Vickie wants spice in her life, but her husband George is more interested in his work as a doctor. Left alone with nothing to fill in the time, the temptation of leaving the marriage is growing.
George wants to rekindle their love but he takes his duty helping the sick seriously, especially those who can’t afford medical bills, and finds it hard to spend time with Vickie.
An outbreak of a mysterious illness threatens the ordered world of Vickie and George. George becomes ill, and Vickie is left to care for him, as well as trying to work out the cause of the sickness. To survive, Vickie needs to find a way to take charge in her world.
Review: This novella is makes a perfect read if you want some reading without having to think much. Sadly it’s a little bit clichéd.
I wouldn’t call it an erotic read, because the sex scenes are so tame… there is ‘worse’ in romance books. Speaking of erotica… I was a little bit confused, why Vicky is missing sex but not companionship with her husband. That was one of the reasons, why I couldn’t get into her head and into the relationship. Vicky seemed rather immature and selfish t be honest.
The mystery part could have been very interesting – mystery illness that can kill you really fast – but sadly it doesn’t get enough attention. The illness more of a side concept and way too easily solved. More details and way more focus on the mystery part and I would have overlooked the boring romance.
There were some mistakes in my copy and editing is seriously needed.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.