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Publisher's Summary

Lena Todd is the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a rebel against London's vicious elite - not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can't twist around her little finger.
Will Carver is more than man, he's a verwolfen and he wants nothing to do with the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds Lena in possession of a coded letter, he realizes she's in a world of trouble. To protect her, he'll have to seduce the truth from her before it's too late.
©2013 Beth McMaster (P)2013 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By DarthVal on 07-23-13

Loved the story, but not the narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listening to this book was time well spent. While I was not thrilled about the narration, I love the story, and the audio book allowed me to "read" when I might otherwise not have been able (while driving).

What other book might you compare Heart of Iron to and why?

Heart of Iron has the same feel as the first book in the series Kiss of Steel.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alison Larkin’s performances?

Probably, but not for this same series. I think she'd be better suited for a first person performance.

Do you think Heart of Iron needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definitely! But, I say this knowing that the third book in the series comes out this fall, and I am looking forward to it.

Any additional comments?

Regarding the narration - the narrator did capture the prissy tone of the female lead very well. However, she did not do as well with the male characters and their accents. They all came off sounding like grumpy old men. This was disappointing, but not awful.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Vinity on 06-06-13

Disappointed, other bks in series much better.

I had read the others in this series, bk1 and the novellas. I enjoy the worldbuilding. Bk 1 is pretty good but I didn't really like Lena in the first book and she's no better in this book. She has quite a few too stupid to live moments. It's very hard to like her. I think this view is sadly enhanced with a poor match for reader. Alison Larkin's voice for Lena is quiet whiny. I also dislike her voices {and there are many} for Will. She struggles with Will's growl voices.

I'm sorry to say, this installment was very disappointing and I feel like the entire series should be read instead of audio.

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5 out of 5 stars
By S. Lacey on 11-12-17


I loved this instalment of the series. It was great to get inside Will's head and see how he felt about being Verwulfen and about those around him. It was good getting inside Lena's head too, learning the secrets she kept from her siblings.
I liked meeting more Verwulfen as well considering a delegate arrived from Europe and Will got to meet others like him for the first time in his life.
We also got to see a little into the Humanist movement that was mentioned in the last book, as well as learning a little more about her father that we didn't know before but was hinted at.
I was really happy to see Will and Lena get together as I think they compliment each other really well. Lena will be able to really help him in his new role and I get the feeling that though he won't be living in Whitechapel anymore or working as Blade's top enforcer, he'll still be a feature around the warren from time to time, after all Blade is his family! I wonder if it'll mean that Blade actually attends the courts more often as well to show support for Will?
I can't wait for the next book, to get Jasper's story and I still hope that Leo and Aramina get a story as I'm convinced their is a story between those two! I look forward to when Charlie's old enough to get a book as well. I also hope we see more of Tin Man as he wasn't in this book except via a brief mention.

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