I've wanted to pick up "Skies of Fire" for a long time. Steampunk and the old west are two of my things, plus Zoe Archer comes highly recommended. At the same time, Nico Rosso is a joy to read. Imagine my embarrassment when I instantly said yes to "Nights of Steel" only to learn that Nico and Zoe are married and taking turns writing books in the series.
I'd like to say it was some kind of embarrassment for saying yes to a book based on its author and/or title and/or cover- and the fact that I love review copies- but it wasn't. It was the dorkiest dance you've ever seen. I actually fell over in the middle of it before jumping to my feet shouting "I'm okay!!"
But this isn't about my lack of grace; this is about "Nights of Steel."
OHMYEFFINGAWD! This book was so good. A novella (which you know I love) involving steampunk limbs, the old west, bounty hunters, airships and hover bikes. FERSPLETERCH! (For the record, that's the sound your brain makes when it implodes from happy.)
Honestly, I'm not quite sure what to say beyond that... Does the romance progress in a fast "Call Me Maybe" kind of way? Yes. But you know what? I don't care. I actually kind of like rapid fire romances. And a rapid fire romance between two people who live their lives walking the fine line of the law makes sense. More specifically, Jack and Anna make sense.
They're likeable characters in a loveable world with a quick moving plot.
Why are you still reading this review when you could be reading the book?
4.5 Stars. Seriously. Go read it.