Warrior by Zoë Archer
What is it about:
The vicious attack Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a dark alley sparks a chain of events that will take him to the ends of the Earth and beyond - where what is real and what is imagined become terribly confused. And frankly, Huntley couldn't be more pleased. Intrigue, danger, and a beautiful woman in distress - just what he needs. Raised thousands of miles from England, Thalia Burgess is no typical Victorian lady. A good thing, because a proper lady would have no hope of recovering the priceless magical artefact Thalia is after. Huntley's assistance might come in handy, though she has to keep him in the dark. But this distractingly handsome soldier isn't easy to deceive...
What did I think of it:
A nice, pleasant read. The writing is a bit awkward and stiff from time to time, but the no nonsense adventure story makes up for that. The characters aren't terribly original, but (again) the story and the events make up for this flaw. I would advice this book to anyone looking for a nice, uncomplicated adventure story with a romance mixed in.
Why should you read it:
It's got adventure, romance and a tiny dash of something steampunky.