Title: Mission: Improper
Author: Bec McMaster
First published August 11, 2016
380 pages, ebook
ISBN: 9781925491050 (ISBN10: 1925491056)
The world has forever changed, with the rise of a new order that has brought together humans, vampires and mechs. But not everyone is pleased with the new regime, and the East End has seen entire families vanish without a trace.
Enter Caleb Byrnes, the renowned blue blood who is invited to join the Company of Rogues as an undercover agent, tasked with protecting the crown. Byrnes, who is used to working alone, is partnered with Ingrid Miller, a fiery and passionate verwulfen woman who bested him in a bet.
As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover a secret project gone awry, and are forced to go undercover among the blue blood elite. But when they stumble upon a dangerous conspiracy, they must put aside their differences and work together if they hope to survive.
About the Author
Bec McMaster, a USA Today Bestselling Author, was kidnapped by a pirate when she was a child. Raised on myths and legends, she offered her younger siblings to the goblin king multiple times, but he never accepted.
Now, she writes epic fantasy romance with a dark and sexy twist, featuring villainous heroes, wicked fae princes, and dangerous vampires. In her daydreams, she often rescues them.
Bec lives in Australia with her own hero and princess-in-training, where she enjoys drinking tea and plotting her next travel adventure. Stay up-to-date on her releases, exclusive excerpts, cover reveals, and epilogues by joining her mailing list.
If you’re looking for deliciously dark fae princes, check out Dark Court Rising or Court of Dreams. For sexy dragon shifters, read Legends of the Storm.
If sorcery and magic are more your style, the Dark Arts series might be for you. If you’re into kick-bustle ladies-saving-the-day steampunk romance, give London Steampunk and the London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy series a try.
And if you want rocket-fueled post-apocalyptic romance with a twist on the werewolf theme, be sure to read the Burned Lands.
Bec McMasters Mission: Improper is an action-packed steampunk romance novel that is sure to dazzle fans of the genre. Published on August 11, 2016, this book is the first in a new series by the author, and it delivers on all fronts with intriguing mystery, fast-paced action, and steamy romance.
Set in 1882 London, Mission: Improper introduces readers to heroine India and her motley crew of spies, who are charged with thwarting a plot to overthrow the queen. India, along with her fellow agents, must work diligently to unravel the conspiracy before it results in a violent revolution.
McMasters writing is top-notch, as she ably conjures the world of steampunk London with vivid descriptions and engaging characters. She tackles complex themes such as duty, loyalty, and trust with adeptness, weaving them cleverly into the fabric of the story.
McMasters characters are likewise well-drawn, with India standing out as a dynamic protagonist whose passion and determination make her incredibly appealing. The dynamic between her and her love interest, the mysterious and alluring Blade, is an absolute highlight, with their chemistry sizzling off the pages.
Overall, McMasters Mission: Improper is a standout novel in the steampunk romance genre. It expertly blends action and intrigue with steamy romance and compelling characters.
While the book is not without its flaws some of the plot twists are a bit predictable, and some characters feel underdeveloped it still succeeds admirably in its mission to entertain and captivate readers. Those who enjoy steampunk, action, and romance will find much to enjoy in this novel, and it comes highly recommended to fans of McMasters previous work, as well as readers new to the genre.
For those who appreciate strong writing, complex characters, and a richly realized world, Mission: Improper is not to be missed. With all that said, I award this book a 4 out of 5 stars rating.