I loved it. Though I remain unsure about the whole submissive thing to the point of physical punishment. Though the way Cari did it intrigued me rather than repulsed me. Had it not been handled with such finesse and lack of gratuity by Cari it could have really put me off, but it didn't, I was intrigued.
The characters develop and grow in such a way that I was held by the story. And there was a story, not just a series of sex scenes strung together with a barely there plot nor a generic one. This was my first steampunk story and I'd like some more please.
If you're looking for some mind food with your hot sex (oh do I want that corset) try this!