Under Her Brass Corset by Brenda Williamson
Released: February 27, 2012
Source: Review copy from Carina
Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch’s life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she’s on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her…
Jasper may be immortal, but he hasn’t truly lived in years. Having secretly watched over Abigail as a favor to her notorious grandfather, he can’t resist arranging a “chance” meeting with the beauty. But he has an ulterior motive: to retrieve the mystical Crystal Compass hidden in her house before it falls into the wrong hands. He never imagines he’ll be tempted to love again…
When Abigail learns the truth, she and Jasper embark on a journey that will change both of their lives—and possibly the world…
One thing I didn’t like about Under Her Brass Corset was the amount of sex in the story. I generally avoid erotica because I’m more interested in the characters than in the different positions they use and Under Her Brass Corset has several multi-page sex scenes, plus some self-lovin’. Brenda Williamson also uses some words to refer to Abigail’s lady parts that really didn’t jive for me. Specifically, there’s one word in Chapter 11 that made me double-take because I couldn’t believe she’d used it, particularly since the book is told from Abigail’s perspective. None of the sex is badly written but I really wasn’t expecting as much graphic sex or sexy thoughts in a 70,000 story. These scenes will go over very well with readers who enjoy a lot of spice but I feel compelled to warn you that there’s a lot of it in Under Her Brass Corset.
All in all, though, I did enjoy the story in Under Her Brass Corset. It has a fun, if somewhat predictable, plot and I really enjoyed Merlin the cat. I’m curious to see what Brenda Williamson does next.