Romancing the Inventor: A Supernatural Society Novella by GAIL CARRIGER 4 Stars!
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve’s heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?
This is an achy novella about a maid who is too pretty and her crush on a French female inventor.
It is moving exploration expectations and class burdens taking place in an historical steampunk world with vampires and werewolves.
It is a cruel place and part of the pleasure of this little sexy book is the heroines finding a way with very little room to maneuver to get a happily ever after.
I might have enjoyed this book even more if I was a devoted reader of the series but it was a lovely read on its own.