It has been a long time since I’ve read a book this fun! I wasn’t sure I would like Steampunk but really this a good paranormal romance. The dialogue is witty, the characters are wonderful, and the story is suspenseful. It can get a little cheesy at times but that’s fun too. I was surprised by how steamy it got given the Victorian setting. Alexia Tarabotti quickly became one of my favorite characters. She is strong yet insecure – like all women, right? And she is intelligent and brave. I look forward to reading the rest of the Parasol Protectorate series to see what’s next for Alexia and Conall and all their friends.