You Only Love Twice (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3) by Bec McMaster

You Only Love Twice (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3)

With the clock ticking down, the Company of Rogues must find a deadly killer and stop them from assassinating the Queen... before London burns. First rule of espionage: don't ever fall in love with your target.Five years ago, Gemma Townsend learned the hard way what happens when you break this rule. She lost everything. Her mentor's trust. The man she loved. And almost her life. Love is a weakness she can never afford again. When offered a chance...

Details You Only Love Twice (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3)

TitleYou Only Love Twice (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3)
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherLochaber Press
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Historical Romance

Reviews You Only Love Twice (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #3)

  • Caz
    I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.The third book in Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy series, You Only Love Twice boasts an engrossing, intricately-woven and high-stakes suspense plot woven through a steamy second-chance romance and I was glued to it from pretty much start to finish. We’ve reached the middle of a five-book series, and the author provides some compelling plot developments, ...
  • Mei
    I love this world!!!I love the way McMaster makes the situation more and more complicated with each book! When you finish the book you think that it was the most complicated one, but the next one is even more and the next even more.... and it just continue to escalate! WOW!Here the Russian court is brought into as big players in the never ending game for power! New weapon is dicovered and it is terrifying! With that how can you be sure of anyone?...
  • Sharon
    **I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**Oof that ending is going to keep me on edge until the next book. Also, I’m just so excited for Charlie and Lark’s book. I have been waiting for it for 2 years, and it’s finally coming next –I can’t even fathom right now.Here are some of my thoughts:• I love Gemma. She is so strong and competent. Also, I appreciate that we get to see how strong the...
  • Marta Cox
    I read the title and instantly my mind brought up images of espionage and Russian spies ! Yes I admit I’ve probably watched too many movies but it just sounded like such a tantalising prospect and I can happily say it delivered. With its beautiful, eye catching cover to up the ante even without knowing what would happen I was desperate to know what the author had conjured up for this couple . It’s a relationship that has been gradually teased...
  • Saly
    Another stellar outing in this series that I enjoyed. I love the whole mystery that has been running through this series; the continuity of it and the romance seemed to fit right into it. The H just couldn't harm the h no matter how much his "conditioning" tried to make him hurt her. I liked the hot & passionate romance and the unveiling of who has been pulling the strings. I can't wait for the next book.
  • Julie
    Gemma has a niche with the Company of Rogues as a well trained spy. She has gracefully deadly moves and a sharp wit. Her huge heart and capacity for loyalty are her greatest strengths, yet also her greatest weakness. When she gets up close and personal with her past, she has to decide if everything was real...or fake. Obsidian has a mission to take down the enemy, but there’s something about Gemma that has him hesitating. He feels hatred and lo...
  • Em
    4.5 starsQuick note: I read the first (Mission: Improper) and second (The Mech Who Loved Me) books in The Blue Blood Conspiracy in advance of You Only Love Twice, but if you are new to the series, I encourage/recommend (I'm begging) you to read the The Blue Blood Conspiracy books, and the earlier London Steampunk series before you pick this one up. (They're uniformly great. I promise!) I LOVE this author and her steampunk world, but I struggled t...
  • A
    5 stars for another phenomenal installment :) I absolutely loved it and will have a full review all ready tomorrow... *sighs happily* it was just soooo good... :)edited to add my full review :)I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this is the third installment in a spin-off series from one of my all time favourite authors... there is no possible way for me to discuss any parts of this particular story without mentioning some defini...
  • Ami
    I feel like a broken record whenever I say that Bec McMaster does it again, for me. Sure Obsidian's conditioning situation bears so much resemblance in my head with Bucky's (and how Steve is the one who can only come through his memories -- much like Gemma here for Obsidian), but, you know, ROMANTIC and all that ^^.I LOVED those early moments when Obsidian kidnapped Gemma and it was just the two of them. I always tend to love McMaster's heroines ...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    If ever a couple deserved a second chance romance it was Gemma and Dimitri. Poor Dimitri, his story filled my heart with anguish! I love where the overarching plot is leading and I can't believe where the story left off at. So many possibilities! I can't wait to see the COR in action in the next installment!
  • Giki
    The long awaited next instalment in this fabulously thrilling and complex series. I was actually sad when this one ended, I love this world so much. It can seem a cruel and brutal place but there is always a chance of redemption. Passion and desire go hand in hand with love, friendship and a sense of belonging. I have said before that I am not much into paranormal romance, but these books are so much more than that.Sassy assassin Gemma comes to t...
  • Natasha
    Two assassins and former lovers meet again in You Only Love Twice. This mystery keeps unraveling, and the newest threats relate directly to our characters. Gemma and Obsidian met years prior in Russia when she was working as a spy and he was tasked with redirecting her attentions. When what they both thought of as true feelings were shaken, Obsidian vowed revenge, while Gemma thought Obsidian dead. With the social problems in London ready to boil...
  • jammastere
    This is a great steampunk/romance series overall and a wonderful entry!This book focuses on Gemma, a blue blood assassin trained agent of the Company of Rogues, and Obsidian, a man from her past who has been transformed into a dhampir and may not be the man that she knew and loved. They were both spies working on opposite sides the last time they met and it ended very badly for Gemma. She ended up with a bullet in her chest and a transformation i...
  • Mara Rose
    There’s something about this author - in terms of catnip and themes in romance, her writing and storytelling definitely hit all my buttons! 👇🏾All Good things, one excessively minor “bad” thing, and one warning ⚠! The Goods: Second chance romance, simmering and explosive fury as they work out the past, badass heroines, non-Alpha assholes, suspense, camaraderie with friends, loyalty and trust and honor... and the steamiest sex scenes ...
  • Ashley
    I stayed up to three am last night reading You Only Love Twice, which is possibly the highest compliment I can give a book. The plot, featuring a mysterious assassin called the Chameleon, is fast paced and fun but what really drew me in is the amazing world Bec McMaster has created with these books. I'm so invested in this network of characters and the changing political scene of her steampunk London. Catching up with Ingrid, Byrnes, Ava, Kincaid...
  • Heather
    I so love the steampunk world Bec McMaster has woven together. From the beginning her style or story telling and character development has been vibrant and captivating.  I love all of the characters we meet in her London Steampunk universe and Gemma and Obsidian are no exception. They met and fell in love years ago, but they have always been on opposite sides of the war. For years she has thought him dead after trying to kill her.  He has hated...
  • Melanie Schuler
    Absolutely fantastic! I loved this plot line of an assassin and a spy who fell in love. A lot like a star crossed lovers theme but given a second chance after betrayal by one of them. Gemma and Obsidian’s romance sizzled off the pages from the moment they encountered each other. I felt like I couldn’t simply get enough. From the moment I started reading I literally felt like I was on the edge of my seat with all the plot twists, gripping acti...
  • Heather
    I absolutely loved McMaster's latest installment in The Blue Blood Conspiracy series, You Only Love Twice!In both previous books of the series, I felt like I was missing I had missed a short story somewhere. That is not the case with You Only Love Twice! Even though it has been months since I read anything of this series, I picked up this book and was able to fall right in. The plot was tight and well paced. All the characters we...
  • Melissa
    Bec continues to spin the most amazing tales! I love the London Steampunk series and this did not disappoint. Gemma and Obsidian were steaming hot. But more than the smexiness ( and it was smexy) I loved following Obsidian's story. I have a weakness for bad guys heros, which works well for the Company of Rogues. What was so interesting about Obsidian was that there was not really the "apology" moment that most bad guy stories have. Obsidian is an...
  • Sarah
    Addictive and Amazing ReadWhere to begin: I had trouble putting this book down. It has romance, adventure, an amazing cast of characters, and a few unexpected twists that both answered questions and leave me frustrated because the next book doesn't come out until October. Bec McMaster has created another amazing leading lady who is intelligent and interesting. And Obsidian is the rather complex, but admirable, sad backstory bad guy you cannot hel...
  • Rachel Webb
    No exaggeration when I say this is my favorite book Bec McMaster has far! Gemma and Obsidian's chemistry was explosive and their story matched this high level of intensity. That twist towards the end literally had me gasping out loud and the little teases for Malloryn's book (unfortunately not the next one) were just enough to leave me coming back for more. McMaster has truly outdone herself on this one and I can't wait to see how th...
  • Kathryn
    I love Bec McMaster's books! I came to them as a fan of steampunk and she has never disappointed. This is a story of star-crossed livers but it's far more than that. It's a story of who we choose as family. It's about loyalty both to people and ideas. It brings back together so many of my favorite characters as the protect the Queen and London and gives glimpses into the future of our friends in upcoming books.
  • AlwaysV
    I love the series so much. The only series in the Steampunk genre I've read actually. Gemma and Obsidian's story was amazing! I loved the resolution of their sad and horrible past. Although there was one element I hated so much that I previously took off one star. That was the part where the villains were super smart, so smart they could FORCE good guys to commit murder at their command! Yet all the heart-pounding, action packed, as well as light...
  • Usha
    Action packed with an alpha heroine Well done, not a boring moment to be had. Only one slight problem. For some brief scenes in the book, the mc, Obsedian, takes on a supporting role, overshadowed by the Duke Malloryn. I am so looking forward to "Dukes are Forever ". Highly recommended.
  • Danielle Smith
    This is my favorite book of this series. I loved it, I loved every minute of it. I couldn't get enough.Between the steamy sexy scenes, the action, the humor, and the romance, there is not much left to be desired. I cannot wait for the next book to come out to see what comes next for this group of dangerous people. Must read for any paranormal romance fans out there.
  • Suzan
    Really enjoyed this book! I loved Gemma & Obsidian! They definitely deserved their happy ending. The plot is thickening but there was one hell of a cliffhanger at the end! Can't wait for the next book too for Malloryn's book which after reading this book, I'm positive that he will be getting his own book.
  • Vicki Stiefel
    Fast-paced, wild, and wonderfulA terrific read that I couldn’t put down. I love McMaster’s Blue Blood series, and this one was quite a fabulous ride with a charming (and lethal) heroine and a tortured hero.
  • Ruth A
    One word...AMAZINGWhat more is there to say but another triumph from the QUEEN of steampunk. And intrigue mixed with the sexy romance is too much! Waiting with baited breath for the next installment.
  • nikkia neil
    Thanks to Bec McMaster's ARC giveaway for this copy. All opinions are my own.You can't ask for a better steampunk series than this. Loved the action, passion, and thrills. My favorite HEA of this series.
  • Jynt
    I liked what hints of Adele & Malloryn I read of, so I'm eagerly anticipating their story.