The Steam Tycoon
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This book contains adult themes, violence, strong language, sexual situations, and nudity. Recommended for mature readers only.
Jesse Winthrope is a self-made millionaire who has quickly risen from his own humble beginnings. Rocketed high into the upper echelons after the invention of his high efficiency Winthrope Steam Engine, Jesse is poised to take on the Western Frontier, starting in the city of Diablo.
Jenny Boone is from a hard-working farming family, living off the land far from the city and its technological marvels. However, circumstances beyond Jenny’s control force her into the clutches of a highly judgmental population.
Going to work in one of Winthrope’s factories, the two find each other and along with it a love that crosses both finances and prejudices.
Can their feelings for each other survive, or will society get the best of them, dousing the fire in their hearts?
This was my first steampunk novel, and now it most certainly won't be my last. One thing I can always expect from a Golden Czermak book is descriptive imagery so fine, that I can clearly see the scene set before me. As you go through the pages, a vivid set and cast of characters unfolds. We're introduced into a new world of gears, cogs and machinery as we discover that the good in people can exist in unexpected places. A quite enjoyable read, that I'd highly recommend.
5 Steampunk Stars!
Jesse was thrown into the family business at such a young age. He lives a lavish lifestyle, is insanely smart, and handsome but one thing he is lacking in his life is love.
Jenny is starting over in a new place and she meets Jesse as she is a worker in his factory. I liked these two as a couple because they were complete opposites of each other. This shows how you can find love in the most unexpected places including different social status.
Frost, I always seem to have soft spot for the bad boys and in my opinion he is just misunderstood. I'm hoping he will be able to redeem himself as the series continues.
Did I mention we get bots in this book?! I wasn't sure what to expect with the bots but I was not disappointed at all with the addition to the story!
As a huge fan of Czermak's Journeymen series I was excited and intrigued to see he was coming out with a Steampunk Romance Series. Honestly going in I had no idea what to expect. I've never read the Steampunk genre before, heck I didn't even know it existed until now. What I do know is that I was very impressed and I'm now hooked on the genre. I encourage everyone to take a chance and have a open mind when it comes to this book. This story had twist, turns, action, deceit and my favorite romance. Czermak has such a way with his words and storytelling. Whenever he creates a story he makes you feel like you are right alongside with the characters. His description to detail is like no other!! It was like having a movie playing out in my head the whole time I was reading. This story is told in several points of views but it's not overwhelming and I loved being inside each character's head and getting their backstory. I'm very excited to see where this series is headed and what Czermak will think of next! Well done!!