I wasn't expecting a straight up romance novel, and this was a pretty predictable one. It's quite funny though, and the steampunk touches add atmosphere without distracting from the story. The characters are likable and well-drawn. Even the by-the-numbers romance is comforting in a way, and the mystery was interesting and even a little tense. After adjusting my expectations a bit I was able to enjoy it for what it was--a tasty little piece of brain candy!