Like Clockwork [NOOK Book]

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Victoria's work with automatons has gained her renown and changed the face of London. But her concern that the clockworks are taking too many jobs away from humans, creating social unrest, is ignored. Given the ugly mood of the underclass, she fears more outbreaks of violence similar to the murder spree of the notorious Southwark Slasher.

Dash, unemployed thanks to the clockworks, has pledged fealty to The Brotherhood, a group determined to bring about the downfall of the ...

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Overview


Victoria's work with automatons has gained her renown and changed the face of London. But her concern that the clockworks are taking too many jobs away from humans, creating social unrest, is ignored. Given the ugly mood of the underclass, she fears more outbreaks of violence similar to the murder spree of the notorious Southwark Slasher.

Dash, unemployed thanks to the clockworks, has pledged fealty to The Brotherhood, a group determined to bring about the downfall of the automatons by any means necessary. His plan to kidnap Victoria goes awry when the unorthodox scientist pledges her assistance to their cause.

Despite their opposite social classes, a bond grows between them, and Victoria begins to feel emotions she never expected for the passionate Dash. But when the Slasher strikes close to home, Dash and Victoria realize that the boundaries of polite society are far from the only threat to their happiness...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426890963
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 579,725
  • File size: 197 KB

Meet the Author

Bonnie Dee began telling stories as a child. Whenever there was a sleepover, she was the designated ghost tale teller, guaranteed to frighten and thrill with macabre tales. She still has a story printed on yellow legal paper in second grade about a ghost, a witch and a talking cat.



Writing childish stories for her own pleasure led to majoring in English at college. Like most English majors, she dreamed of writing a novel but didn't have the necessary focus and follow-through at that time in her life. A husband, children and work occupied the next twenty years, and it was only in 2000 that she began writing again. Bonnie enjoys reading stories about people damaged by life who find healing with a like-minded soul. When she couldn't find enough books to suit her taste, she began to write them.



You can see her backlist at bonniedee.com or join her Yahoo group for updates on new releases at groups.yahoo.com/group/bonniedee/.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Too short

    When the epilogue arrived, I was startled because it felt like the story was just getting started. This book seemed rushed as a result, especially since a lot of the conflict between the main characters is neatly fixed in a summing up manner by the epilogue. The story was very good, I just wish it had been longer. Truthfully, this plot had all the makings of a series if the author had chosen to go that route.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    A Cute and Quick Read

    Such a lovely little book. The characters are very well made and you grow to like them quickly. A little too quickly. I feel like there was so much more of this plot to explore, so many roads left untraveled and questions unanswered. But, for what it is, this is a great one day read. I will be looking up more books by Ms.Dee

    For those who enjoy this book I would suggest the Gail Carriger series, The Parasol Protectorate. I see many similarities and enjoyed both Clockwork and the Parasol books greatly.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Keeps you wanting more......

    Excellent writing and a vivid storyline. I found Steampunk about a year ago and this is one of the best. Hopefully there will be more about this couple soon.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    AN INTERESTING,FUN HISTORICAL ROMANCE WITH DRAMA!! LIKE CLOCKWORK BY BONNIE DEE

    LIKE CLOCKWORK by Bonnie Dee is an interesting historical romance set in 1898,London. It is written with details and depth. It has automatons, romance,love,trust, social unrest, mild violence,murder, The Brotherhood,murder,a killer that will sup rise you,sweet sensuality at the end,friendships and surpassing social class to find true love and happiness.This is an interesting story of automatons that I did not know even existed in 1898,London,however,it makes for an exciting storyline.What ifs are abundant.The characters jump off the page at you and will remain in your thoughts.It surpasses social classes by putting a Lady with a lower class citizen and love blooms.As together they try to find out what is happening with the "slasher",who kills a friend of Dash.He will also try to kill Victoria,who is one of the inventors of the automatons. She realizes that they have some issues with these automatons.Not only are they taking over human jobs,but they have also malfunctioned in some cases. Dash and a group of citizens from the under society is trying to get the Commissions attention to help dissolve the automatons.For many of London's people are starving,stealing and being deported for such crimes if not hanged.This is a fast paced,short read with a lot of attention paid to the automatons.Together Dash and Victoria will find their answers,find love,happiness and start a new life together.They finally find that dreams can come true,if you only find the right motivation.If you enjoy a fun read,quick read with a bit of exciting drama,this is for you.This is the first I have read if this author,but will not be the last. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Carina Press and My Book Addiction and More.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    I want more!!

    I'm a sucker for steampunk. What can I say?

    Like Clockwork is set in Victorian England during a time when automatons have begun to replace the lower cogs of the workforce, displacing them into poverty and creating a new set of problems. It's happened time and time again in history, and while some people might call that a cliche in a story, I think it gives credibility to the idea; a sense of this-could-really-happen.

    I was surprised from the beginning how exciting this book was. Like Clockwork is a novella, around 100 pages. Unlike other novellas, this one doesn't skimp on the elaborate plot. There are several facets to the story that I found myself wondering as the pages ticked down: how is all of this possibly going to be wrapped up? It's an engaging and exciting read. The characters, Victoria and Dash, feel natural and not tossed together for the sake of a mixed social romance. In a world pushing forward, why wouldn't it be the scientist woman that defies social standing for someone she sees potential in?

    I really enjoyed Like Clockwork; I'm only sad that it was over so quick and there isn't more. I want more!!

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