This novel has a lot of stuff I like, a steampunk setting, corsets, werewolves, great secondary characters, lots of witty banter between the protagonists, an ass-kicking, no-nonsense female heroine and a hilarious narration.I absolutely ADORED the first 150 pages or so. I liked the unresolved sexual tension between Alexia and Lord Maccon much better before it was, well, resolved. The romance felt rushed, and, well, it was a little too much, too soon for my taste. If I want to read full-on romance (I usually don't), I read a romance novel. I like romance and I love a good make out (of which there are many in this), but not if the "action" plot fades into the background too much, which was the case.