Iron Princess, by Meghan March is a 193-page contemporary romance novel and is the first book out of a trilogy. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.
Oh, heads up…there is a bit of BDSM, really light, but there is anal sex. And yes, the anti-hero is NOT a good man…he’s a hired assassin. The thing about dark romances is there is rarely a magical turnaround for the anti-hero. They will most likely remain in their profession, be it hired killer, mafia boss, or conman. The books focus is going to be about bringing someone who is “innocent” into the dark world and either converting them to their way of life or having the innocent one provide a balance to the darkness.
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I’ve mentioned this before… I dislike duets and trilogies because I prefer to have a romance be settled in one novel versus going on and on and on.
Temperance is slowly embracing her desire to be an artist and her specialty is working with metals. This whole book is learning more about Kane and showing the growth between Temperance and Kane’s relationship. As usual with Meghan’s writing it’s fun, quick paced, and a page turner.
Watching the relationship between Temperance and Kane grow is really fun, they balance each other. Kane is possessive and caring of Temperance and you can tell he’ll be good to her. The sex, of course, is explosive so that’s fun to read.
You learn about Kane’s past and what made him into the man he is today. The unexpected cliffhanger is she watches Kane shoot her brother and her brother shoot Kane, so they both end up dying. Don’t worry, it gets better in book 3.
In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5