I have to say that this was a truly well-written book. Ms. Grant was able to truly capture her readers with both an interesting and intriguing historical mystery and romance. It was apparent that a lot of research and imagination went into developing the characters as well as the story itself.
While most of the story centered around the building of the machine and the growing attraction between Max and Jasper, the romance seemed to play a background role to the overall plot. There was an excellent cast of secondary characters who brought the era to life, giving us a greater look into the time of 1910.
I believe fans of this genre will not be disappointed. I definitely recommend Re-Inventing Love to those who like historical MM romances.
Romance meets science and the supernatural!Having never read a steampunk book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a brilliant story that wove romance, science and the supernatural together seamlessly.
New to the m/m world? Then this book is for you with its sweet love story between Max and Jasper, fellow inventors in 1910, who were faced with imprisonment or even death if their relationship were to be discovered. And that secrecy and air of the forbidden added another level to their story.
I was so impressed with Storm Grant’s research into the time period and inventions that actually existed back then and being able to incorporate the supernatural element of Max and Jasper’s “Relocator” so that it was completely believable.
I loved that Max and Jasper were fully fleshed out characters with interesting backstories. I also enjoyed all of the supporting characters, including the villain of the story, Doctor Smythe.
All in all, Re-Inventing Love was a great introduction to both the steampunk and m/m world and most definitely worth a read!
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Another 5-star review for Re-Inventing Love, this one from fellow m/m author Sarah Madison. That’s high praise indeed.
I just finished reading Storm Grant’s steampunk M/M romance, Re-Inventing Love. What a delightful story! The leads had delicious chemistry in their mutual bonding over science and were adorable in their geekiness. I especially appreciated the real difficulties they had in pursuing a relationship due to the laws of the time and the censure of society. So frequently in romances, the conflict keeping the lovers apart seems manufactured, but in this case, there were multiple, layered reasons for why Jasper and Max tried to ignore the attraction between them.
I also enjoyed the fact that the women characters in supporting roles were, each in their own way, remarkable for their strength and intelligence. The world-building was sublime, with a subtle combination of many of the interests of the day, including spiritualism and scientific invention. The historical detail was cleverly woven into the story as well. I’m a fan of the television show, the Murdoch Mysteries and thought Re-Inventing Love had that sort of vibe to it, so I was tickled when the author mentioned in the end notes that the show had been an inspiration for the novel.
Just when I thought I was reading a charming story about two men finding love after being betrayed and disappointed in their lives, the story took a dramatic turn that had me glued to the pages to find out what happened next. I wasn’t disappointed! This is my first Storm Grant story, but it won’t be my last.
Thank you so very kindly, Sarah.
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A lovely 5-star reviews for Re-Inventing Love. I think it’s safe to say now that it just might be the kind of book people like–the kind of book YOU’LL LIKE!
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Review by Chantelle. Chantelle’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! This is the first book that I read from Storm Grant. You will fall for Max and Jasper. If you enjoy m/m fiction, then this story is for you. Can’t wait to see what Storm’s next book is. Keep up the good job!
Yay! Thank you so much Chantelle! If you want to review anything else of mine, it’s yours for the asking.
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