Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious by Mary Wine

Steamy sexual tension and secret societies fuse together in Wine’s electrifying first steampunk romance Janette Aston is fascinated by all things scientific, and couldn’t care less that her thirst for knowledge is regarded as unladylike by Victorian society. Enthralled by the Illuminists, a group of individuals committed to scientific discovery, she sneaks into their headquarters and is caught by Darius Lawley, an Illuminist Guardian. The attraction between the two is instant and magnetic. When the Illuminists realize Janette is a rare Pure Spirit who can harness the power of crystals, she’s targeted by a rival society, the Helikeians. It’s up to Darius to protect her for the sake of science and love.

Here is a little snippet from the book!!!!

Fans opened as they passed, whispers filling the room. She and Darius stood alone in the middle of the dance floor for a moment that felt endless. At last someone cleared their throat, which prompted other men to offer their hands to the nearest lady before Mrs. Brimmer was offended. Silk petticoats rustled and heels hit the floor too hard as couples rushed to join the dance set.
The musicians struck up a lively tune. Janette curtsied and moved forward for the first close turn of the dance. A shiver shot down her spine the moment she tipped her head back to maintain eye contact.
“You might at least wipe the smirk off your face,” she snapped. “I’d have danced with a leper to avoid displeasing Mrs. Brimmer.”
She swept away, grateful for a chance to catch her breath. But when the steps called for her to be turned about with him close behind her, he took the opportunity to reply.
“As would I.” She gasped as his words teased her ear. “But you’re dancing with an Illuminist, somewhat the same in your father’s eyes.” His tone wasn’t dark and teasing, but somewhat expectant.

                                                        My Review
I really enjoyed this book and can"t wait for the next installment.  Janette and Darius are really good together.  Janette is curious about the Illuminist and their differences from the society that she is used to and she sneaks into their building and accidentally touches one of their crystals. Only the Pure Spirit can touch this certain level of crystal and they are very rare.  She is taken to their Guardian office and questioned by Darius Lawley. She is allowed to leave but she has became known to the Illuminist and the Helikeians.  She has to escape the Helikeians and with the help of Darius find out how they found out about her.  There is a very strong pull between Janette and Darius and a very lovely and hot love story come out it.  I recommend this book so give it a try.


  1. OMG I just loved this story! I got me "hooked" to Steampunk! I can't wait to read her nex book!