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    Touch of Steel PDF/EPUB ò Touch of MOBI :Ê London, Claire is captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed in the custody of the Earl of Wolfred, the dashing Alistair PayneSeeing the prospect of retribution slipping away, Claire convinces Alistair that she has defected and will help him take down The Company As they travel via steam liner, Claire and Alistair must pretend to be engaged Claire can t deny the growing attraction she feels for her pretend husband, but when Howard is finally within her reach, she will have to decide whether her true loyalties lie with The Company or with her heart."/>
  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • Touch of Steel
  • Kate Cross
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 0451238826

10 thoughts on “Touch of Steel

  1. Aly Aly says:

    There s two things we can say about the Earl of Wolfred He s a real good man He s not lucky in loveOnce in love with his best friend s wife, he began to believe maybe he had a chance with her after the man disappear for years But when Lucas came back, Alistair s hope died Then his last mission turned dramatic, almost tragic, when he was betrayed by an other woman he developed feelings for When a member of the Company the enemy clan and former mistress of Lucas when he was amnesic, is cap There s two things we can say about the Earl of Wolfred He s a real good man He s not lucky in loveOnce in love with his best friend s wife, he began to believe maybe he had a chance with her after the man disappear for years But when Lucas came back, Alistair s hope died Then his last mission turned dramatic, almost tragic, when he was betrayed by an other woman he developed feelings for When a member of the Company the enemy clan and former mistress of Lucas when he was amnesic, is captured by his group of spies, the Warden, and the woman offer them information and her help to catch an other member of the Company who betrayed her, Alastair volunteer to serve as liaison with Claire to prevent Arden and Lucas marital s problems, no matter that he doesn t trust the young woman Claire doesn t care to work with the enemy if it means finding the bastard who killed her brother But she doesn t need to tell them why she s really turning her back on the Company, right But why the man with the altered animal eyes and metal in the hands suddenly seems so appealing to her I dare you to not fall for the hero I felt for him when we first met him in the first book of the series but in this one, we see the extent of his kindness, how generous, good hearted and self sacrificing he is and how good a friend he is The way he felt for the bold and feisty Claire was beautiful to see This story had such a surprising twist that I never saw coming I m glad I discovered this series


  2. Beth (^v^)/ Beth (^v^)/ says:

    You re not going to kill me in my sleep are you No, I d want you awake for that Kate Cross second book in the Clockwork Agent series is a great steampunk adventure I forgot how much I like this genre.This book was full of gadgets Full of spy intrigue and murder Full of manly men with enhanced hearing and visionEnter Claire She s a spy with The Company They are enemies with the Wardens Our story begins with her chasing the man responsible for her brother s death She s willing toYou re not going to kill me in my sleep are you No, I d want you awake for that Kate Cross second book in the Clockwork Agent series is a great steampunk adventure I forgot how much I like this genre.This book was full of gadgets Full of spy intrigue and murder Full of manly men with enhanced hearing and visionEnter Claire She s a spy with The Company They are enemies with the Wardens Our story begins with her chasing the man responsible for her brother s death She s willing to do all she can to bring him to justice Even if that means, taking one for the team and being fake lovers with our male protagonist, Alastair The aforementioned manly man with super hearing and night vision It s a engaging read My only criticism is that Alastair could have used his mechanical body parts a littlein the book There was a realm of possibilities that did go unexplored in this book It definitely had a HEA, so I was also happy in the end, and I m looking forward to the next in the series


  3. Danielle Danielle says:

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I don t even know where to begin with this book First I will say that prior to reading Touch of Steel, I had not read anything in the Steampunk genre before Secondly, why haven t I Yeah, I loved this book For real I love the mix of modern with historical Kate Cross created a world that felt real to me Not only did she create this wonderful fantastical world, but she created a group of characters that I was really taken with and I found Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick I don t even know where to begin with this book First I will say that prior to reading Touch of Steel, I had not read anything in the Steampunk genre before Secondly, why haven t I Yeah, I loved this book For real I love the mix of modern with historical Kate Cross created a world that felt real to me Not only did she create this wonderful fantastical world, but she created a group of characters that I was really taken with and I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen with everyone.Claire Brooks is a spy on a mission She is out to kill the man that she feels is responsible for the death of her beloved brother Robert She almost succeeds when she is injured and then captured by the Wardens, a rival spy group When she makes a deal with the Wardens that she will give up any secrets of the Company s the spy group she works for in exchange for her release to enact vengeance on her brother, she is in turn placed into the custody of Alistair Payne one of the Wardens top spies.Alistair wants nothing to do with Claire Brooks There is something about her he doesn t trust He knows she is hiding something and he s bound to find out what it is Yet, he made a promise that he would escort her to find the man responsible not only for the death of her brother, but the man responsible for his best friend Lucas s memory loss Even though Alistair and Claire dislike each other immensely both can t help but find the other attractive Though beyond a small kiss, neither acts on the growing attraction.Slowly but surely the farther along in their travels they get the harder they are finding it to resist one another Both find that they really can t trust the other, especially in the case of Alistair with Claire Alistair has been burned and deceived by women in his past so it s even harder for him to let Claire in Yet, even though he can t really trust her he is quickly realizing that he just might not care.As for Claire she s realizing thetime she spends with Alistair theshe is growing to like and appreciate him In a different world he would be the man she would want to marry but here and now, with her future looking all but non existent, she knows that she must keep focused on her mission, you take down the man who killed her brother.I can t say how much I enjoyed this book The action, adventure, the romance, it was all so very good Kate Cross crafted a winner with Touch of Steel and I very much it enjoyed it I am eagerly awaiting the next book in her Clockwork Agents series If it s half as good as Touch of Steel was I know I m in for a treat ARC provided by Author


  4. Abigail Abigail says:

    I didn t know about Ms.Cross s various pen names when I picked up this book but things made a lot of sense once I did The book is set in a similar world to her Steampunk Chronicles published under Kady Cross The different pen names is a smart idea since the Steampunk Chronicles are a YA book and parents might not be to happy to find their children reading the ratheradult Clockwork Agents series that they found by searching for their new favorite author s books Being a sucker for romance I didn t know about Ms.Cross s various pen names when I picked up this book but things made a lot of sense once I did The book is set in a similar world to her Steampunk Chronicles published under Kady Cross The different pen names is a smart idea since the Steampunk Chronicles are a YA book and parents might not be to happy to find their children reading the ratheradult Clockwork Agents series that they found by searching for their new favorite author s books Being a sucker for romance, spies and Victorian England, this book was right up my alley The characters were well developed, with brains in their heads that make decisions that make sense at least most of the time Having not read the first book in the series, I didn t get all the undercurrents, but had enough to get the jist of what some the characters motivations are The ending was a surprise which I very much enjoyed and cleaned up things nicely, which I also like While it won t be making it s way into Literature classes any time soon, I very much enjoyed everything this book had to offer


  5. Amy Amy says:

    Well, I liked this one better than Heart of Brass, primarily because I found Claire to be muchlike able than Arden I m not totally sold on this series but the 3rd book, Breath of Iron, is about Dr Evelyn Stone Dr Stone has intrigued me from the beginning and I do want to learnabout her backstory.


  6. Ellie Ellie says:

    Touch of Steel, Clockwork Agents 2, by Kate CrossGrade A You try to be so hard and tough, but beneath that you are a good man, and no woman can resist that I don t care how well trained or determined she is You will make her want to please you, to win your trust and the ultimate prize of your heart, and then she s lost Claire Brooks has been a spy for The Company, an American spy agency, since she was fifteen years old and joined with her brother Robert Claire, aka The Dove, has betrayed h Touch of Steel, Clockwork Agents 2, by Kate CrossGrade A You try to be so hard and tough, but beneath that you are a good man, and no woman can resist that I don t care how well trained or determined she is You will make her want to please you, to win your trust and the ultimate prize of your heart, and then she s lost Claire Brooks has been a spy for The Company, an American spy agency, since she was fifteen years old and joined with her brother Robert Claire, aka The Dove, has betrayed her agency and is out for revenge on the man who killed Robert in a fire On the hunt Claire is shot and ends up in The Warden s, the British spy agency, custody where she is shocked to be shown kindness and a chance to get her revenge by switching sides Claire will do anything to avenge her brother s death and agrees to accompany Alastair Payne to capture the men involved.Alastair Payne, Earl of Wolfred, always knew he would be a Warden just like his mother and father were but he never expected to be double crossed by her former mistress and left for dead Nowrobot than man Alastair is determined to show everyone that he is a good spy and won t let a woman get the best of him again Until he meets Claire Brooks Claire is not to be trusted but thetime together Alastair sees deeper into her soul and why she needs revenge The love affair could ruin them both or cost them their lives but they both know it can only end in heartache.Touch of Steel is hands down the best steampunk romance book that I have read in 2012 and maybe ever The world Kate Cross has created is amazingly complex with spies, double crossings and everyone out to save their way of life Nothing is this world is perfect and both Claire and Alastair have their share of tragedies and hardships that make them the driven people they are The blend of the Victorian Age with the autotrons, and wonderful gadgets that Arden comes up with make this a world that I never want to leave.We meet Alastair in the first book Heart of Brass and he comes full circle in Touch of Steel and I liked him so much better this time around Alastair wants nothing to do with Claire but he knows how valuable she is at bringing down important people in the company Thetime he spends with her he learns what we readers already know she s an amazing woman who fights for what she loves and will do anything for the people close to her He can t help falling for her and the adventure they go on is an amazing ride of twists, turns and some very steamy scenes.Claire is one of my new favorite heroines and she is a badass She hangs with the boys, is an amazing spy and has a fan made with knives I want to be her when I grow up so badly Claire is on a mission and nothing will stop her from reaching her goal except her feelings that develop for Alastair There is a huge plot twist towards the end of the book and it throws Claire s world upside down.I can t say muchwithout giving too much away but this book is mind blowing If you love steampunk as much as I do you must read this series that is only getting better I can t wait for the next book because these are now at the top of my Must Read Pile


  7. Deborah Ideiosepius Deborah Ideiosepius says:

    The time is steampunk, the place is Britain and the story is thoroughly enjoyable.The world of espionage, in this book, is split into two factions The Company formed in America to prevent British imperialism from taking over the land and then spread into other nations They oppose The Wardens Of The Realm on all fronts The Wardens, or W.O.R work against them and for Britain or possibly an empire Not too sure if Britain has an empire here.Claire is a top Company operative, smart, strong a The time is steampunk, the place is Britain and the story is thoroughly enjoyable.The world of espionage, in this book, is split into two factions The Company formed in America to prevent British imperialism from taking over the land and then spread into other nations They oppose The Wardens Of The Realm on all fronts The Wardens, or W.O.R work against them and for Britain or possibly an empire Not too sure if Britain has an empire here.Claire is a top Company operative, smart, strong and sassy with an impressive Company presence, she has thrown it all away in a second to avenge her brother, also a company agent who was betrayed by their employer.Alastair is a top Warden operative who has been stung by Company women before, he will not trust this one and tries to deny the attraction he feels for her when he encounters her as a prisoner of the Wardens.Together they go on a mission, Clarie can identify the man who killed her brother, though covertly she means to kill him rather than deliver him to the Wardens Alaistar is there to make sure they are captured and that she does not escape.It is actually an exceptionally well written story, the increasing attachment between our leading lady and man is believable as well as hot and the background world is a lot of fun It has restored my interest in Steampunk since the last couple of steampunk type books I read were bad If this comes from the Steampunk community then it still has mojo.My only complaint would be that the twists to the plot wereflat than twisted, so that one could see the great expose of the finale coming miles away Though that did not bother me too much in the end, as the reading experience, with its submersibles, grand cruises and corsets was such a fun ride


  8. Stacy Stacy says:

    I really didn t like this one solely because I hated both of the main characters, Alistair and Claire Alistair was a traditional male IMO he despised this woman because she worked for the Company, the Wardens enemies Yet throughout the entire story he whines on how attracted he is to her, but he can t be with her, but he finds her attractive, but shes the enemy.on and on Claire is no better She started out like a cool female role independant, fearless, ruthlesswhen she goes off on thi I really didn t like this one solely because I hated both of the main characters, Alistair and Claire Alistair was a traditional male IMO he despised this woman because she worked for the Company, the Wardens enemies Yet throughout the entire story he whines on how attracted he is to her, but he can t be with her, but he finds her attractive, but shes the enemy.on and on Claire is no better She started out like a cool female role independant, fearless, ruthlesswhen she goes off on this mission with Alistair she turns in a damsel in distress and does the same thing Alistair is doing she hates him, but he s attractive, she hates him, but he s cuteyou know theyre eventually going to get together and they dofor 5 PAGES I dont need 5 pages of a sex scene, thank you.The story was way too predictable in terms fo these two, although I was very surprised when they find out how her brother had died But aside from that, this was not the best I hope the third book will go back to Arden


  9. Cara Cara says:

    Loved this one too I ve liked Alistair since the first book so I was excited to get his story I think one of my favorite aspects of this series is that all the characters are slightly older,mature, all have sexual experience and prior relationships, including the accompanying emotional baggage For me, that goes along really well with the premise of experienced spies and the gritty world this is set in, and makes the couples journey together even better


  10. Karissa Karissa says:

    This is the second book in the Clockwork Agents series and was another fun steampunk romance This was an entertaining read and is very heavy on the romance end of things There is also a lot of action, adventure, and politics This book continues the story of Company Agents vs the Wardens However this time the story focuses on Alistair Payne who was in the first book and a dashing American assassin known as the Dove This isn t the best steampunk series out there but it is a fun diversion I This is the second book in the Clockwork Agents series and was another fun steampunk romance This was an entertaining read and is very heavy on the romance end of things There is also a lot of action, adventure, and politics This book continues the story of Company Agents vs the Wardens However this time the story focuses on Alistair Payne who was in the first book and a dashing American assassin known as the Dove This isn t the best steampunk series out there but it is a fun diversion If you like steampunk romance I would definitely recommend Meljean Brook s Iron Seas series over this onethat series is just absolutely amazing everythingworld building, characters, action is amazing with that series.Overall this was a quick and fun read However the overall story isn t as cohesive as it could be and the world building could also use some work The characters are very engaging and have good chemistry and this is a fun fluffy read I enjoyed the setting as well I plan on reading the third and final book in the series, Breath of Iron


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Touch of Steel✻ [EPUB] ✰ Touch of Steel By Kate Cross ❅ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Wardens of the Realm are a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England from any threat But in this steam powered world, there s a fine line between enemy and ally Reeling f The Wardens of the Realm are a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England from any threat But in this steam Touch of MOBI :Ê powered world, there s a fine line between enemy and ally Reeling from her brother s death, beautiful American spy Claire Brooks has vowed revenge on the member of The Company who she believes to be responsible Stanton Howard But when she chases the man to London, Claire is captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed in the custody of the Earl of Wolfred, the dashing Alistair PayneSeeing the prospect of retribution slipping away, Claire convinces Alistair that she has defected and will help him take down The Company As they travel via steam liner, Claire and Alistair must pretend to be engaged Claire can t deny the growing attraction she feels for her pretend husband, but when Howard is finally within her reach, she will have to decide whether her true loyalties lie with The Company or with her heart.


About the Author: Kate Cross

Also writes as Kathryn Smith, Kady Cross, and Kate Locke.