Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Shape-shifter, Paranormal, Steam-punk
Rating: 3 Cups
Sacha is an empathy demon trying to gather the paranormal of Europe and protect them against the scientists who are trying to destroy all magic. Meeting some of the few remaining werewolves, they fight to get to her airship. She is immediately attracted to the alpha, but Sacha also can read minds, and knows what men are thinking, even when they are having sex. This is not a good thing.
Javier’s pack has been almost destroyed, and he is distracted by Sacha, even though she places a bracelet on him that removes his ability to shift. Soon though, Javier and Sacha are involved, but he must work to get her to trust him.
When the airship’s crews start being killed, the focus is on Javier and what is left of his pack. Can she still trust him or is she too blinded by passion for a man who knows or does not care that she is a demon?
The beginning of Airship Seduction was confusing to me, but the story quickly evolved into an entertaining look at a steam-punk version of the late Victorian age. Sacha always expects the worst, and this hurt her relationship with Javier. The most interesting character was a villain, Raul. While the sex was good, there is one scene after a funeral that is beyond hot. The biggest problem for the book was the use ad nauseam of the term “Disraeli’s assassins” at the beginning of the book. The setting on the ship was great, as it created closeness for all the characters: lovers, friends, and enemies.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More