Series: Paranormal Investigators,#3
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Steampunk
Published by Brava on June 25, 2013
Pages: 304 pages
Reviewed by: Kristina
Multiple graphic sex scenes
Plunge deeper into the curious world of the deadly Nightshades.
The Moonstone is having a destabilizing effect on the time/space membrane leaving Phaeton trapped in a parallel mirror world where everything is opposite or upside down, yet oddly the same. He is held captive by Domina Valour and tested sorely in this darkly sensual third episode of the Phaeton Black series.
Gaspar Sinclair can't go after Phaeton. His physical body is unraveling before everyone's eyes. America Jones is large with child, but only she has the preternatural ability to locate Phaeton and bring him back. And Doctor Exeter's beautiful charge, Mia, has her claws in him. Quite literally.
To accomplish Phaeton's rescue, the doctor must let loose forces he hasn't the foggiest clue how to control, including his attraction to Mia.
While in the dimension of magnetic opposites, the doctor and Miss Jones attempt to reverse polarity to retrieve Phaeton and stop Gaspar from unraveling. Can America and Phaeton find a way to return together, or will this final test rip them apart forever?
While I wasn’t familiar with any of the characters or the overarching series storyline, THE MISS EDUCATION OF DR. EXETER’S plot was easy to get invested in and the characters were interesting and complex. Not having read the previous two books, I was pleased at how quickly I understood everything happening in this this super intricate plot. THE MISS EDUCATION OF DR. EXETER mixes steampunk with a fast paced sci-fi adventure story, and an intense romance.
Mia is extremely headstrong and full of energy. Her immaturity at times was annoying but considering she was in her very early 20s it made sense and it was exaggerated because she is at least 13 years younger than Dr. Exeter. I enjoyed seeing Mia and Dr. Exeter work together to control her panther transformations. The sexual tension between these two is high especially since Dr. Exeter seems so apprehensive at first considering her age. The attempts he makes to avoid Mia’s propositions and her reactions to his stiffness leads to some funny moments. When Dr. Exeter’s will inevitably breaks, the sex is surprisingly steamy and erotic.
I enjoyed the interactions between Mia and Dr. Exeter but at times it felt like there was too much focus on the sexual tension and romance than on Phaeton’s rescue. Phaeton seems like a very unique man and after the little glimpses into his story I am looking forward to reading the first two books and any possible future books in the Paranormal Investigator series.