Afternoon Delight Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City by Meljean Brook

Posted November 9, 2017 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Afternoon Delight Review: Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City by Meljean Brook
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City

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Series: The Iron Seas #1.5
Genres: Steampunk Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on August 7, 2012
Pages: 104
Format: Paperback
Source: Giveaway
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The Delight

I had such a fantastic time with The Iron Duke that I immediately launched into this follow up novella that took place eight-months later.  What comes after the Happily Ever After for The Iron Duke and his Inspector?  It was great discovering the answer.


Marriage is something neither the one time slave then pirate who became duke and the society outcast female copper ever thought possible.  And love?  To love so fiercely that it scares them and they are afraid to lose this wonderful thing together or to lose each other.

It was a sweet story in ways.  But yes, we had a good diverting mystery and follow-up of where everyone is at and what they are doing after the dust settles on the grand The Iron Duke ending.

I was glad to get this quick between story and a revisit with favorite characters in their Iron Seas world.
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About Meljean Brook

Book info: I am the author of the Iron Seas steampunk romance series. I’ve written a guide to the world (including a map) on my website.

I also write a paranormal romance series, the Guardians. That series guide is also on my website, including a “The Story So Far” feature, which allows you to catch up on all of the books that previously released in the series if you start after the first installment.

Goodreads info: I am slowly, slowly adding to my shelves and reviews. It’s unlikely that I will join many book discussions (especially of my own work) simply because I don’t want to stifle reader conversation.

Bio: Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing–and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own.

Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole's Random Life
4 years ago

I have heard some great things about this series. Glad you had this one ready to go!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Me, too. I’ve got two other novellas from the series tucked away in a couple of anthologies, but for the life of me I can’t find the one I have with the prequel story in it. Ugh. LOL I hope to keep going with the series in the new year if my library carries copies of the next books.

Lover Of Romance
4 years ago

I do adore a great diverting mystery and I still need to read this author. I have book one on my list though so I can’t wait.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Mina is a great heroine. I think you’ll get a kick out of her when you get the chance to read this series.

Christy LoveOfBooks
4 years ago

I love when the novellas actually hit the spot. Sometimes they’re just fluff I could do without.

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

Yeah, the ones that are so short that there’s no development to speak of or a good plot are not my thing, either. This one felt more like a long epilogue that wrapped up the remaining thoughts on the romance, but gave another fun murder mystery for the pair to deal with.

4 years ago

I so need tot ry this series! I’m glad to see you had a good time with the novella

Sophia Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yes!!! This is a great series for you, Melliane. 🙂

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Sounds like such a fun series!

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

It really is, Melissa. I can’t wait to keep going with it. 😉