Romancing the Inventor

Romancing the Inventor Vampires are keeping an inventor in their potting shed Imogene wants to seduce her Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul crushing secret Seeking solace she takes work at a local vampire hiv

  • Title: Romancing the Inventor
  • Author: Gail Carriger
  • ISBN: 9781944751067
  • Page: 340
  • Format: ebook
  • Vampires are keeping an inventor in their potting shed Imogene wants to seduce her Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul crushing secret Seeking solace, she takes work at a local vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor imprisoned there.Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French.With culture, class, and the lady herVampires are keeping an inventor in their potting shed Imogene wants to seduce her.Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul crushing secret Seeking solace, she takes work at a local vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor imprisoned there.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 New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents this stand alone lesbian romance is set in her popular steampunk Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.Supernatural Society stories can be read in any order Look for surprise appearances from popular Parasol Protectorate characters and the occasional strategic application of cognac.Delicate Sensibilities This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail.

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    1. As a huge fan of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate universe I was incredibly excited when I realised that she was finally giving my favourite female inventor, Genevieve Lefoux, a happily ever after. I loved Genevieve as a child in the Finishing School books and as a young woman in the Parasol Protectorate and now we finally get to see what happens to her after that series ended. Don't worry if you're not familiar with the series though, this story really does work well as a standalone so it w [...]

    2. I haven't read a book by Gail Carriger before so I have no previous knowledge of any of the characters or the world. Despite that, this read was quite fun. It felt like a standalone and I didn't feel I was missing out on information from other books. In addition to the Victorian steampunk vibe there's a dose of paranormal with a cast of vampires and werewolves. The tone is pretty light, minus the harassment our protagonist receives, and we get a somewhat superficial slow burn f/f romance. All in [...]

    3. I have read a few of Carriger's Protectorate series, and really enjoyed them. But with my love of reading lesbian fiction, I have not been reading as many mainstream books. When I heard Carriger was writing a lesbian fiction book, I could not have been more excited. And to learn it was going to be a paranormal romance, taking place in the Parasol Universe, I just had to get this book. I'm happy to say, this lived up to my expectations.While this is a novella, it is only a few pages short of bein [...]

    4. A story about a really young woman of only 29 who is in the working/servant/poor class in England way back in the 1800s. Really young? 29? Well, the love interest, Genevieve Lefoux, of this woman, Imogene Hale, did keep repeating words that correspond to 'too young' or the like. To the point that I was beginning to feel icky and believe that I was somehow reading a pedophile book or something. TOO YOUNG TOO YOUNG!.Remember how I noted that the woman was 29? And it's the 1800s (well, some where i [...]

    5. Sweet novella about Genevieve Lefoux and her new lover Imogene Hale. I loved getting to see Alexia and Conall (even in small roles), and Imogene's general confusion over their family workings kept me giggling. I wonder if she'll show up in the Custard Protocol books? One can hope :) I love this world.And thanks to Muffin for the ebook loan!

    6. "CROSS-DRESSING INVENTOR"?! OMGGGG, I've wanted to read more about her so bad all this time SFDSLJGFLDGHDLJ

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 1.5 starsThis one was such a let down. And that hurts to say because I really really wanted to love this. I mean come on lesbian steam punk--with cross dressing! Who could say no to that?!?? Plus I really liked Imogene. She was a good character who deserved more. I couldn't get over how Imogene kept getting led on by Genevieve only to be told that they couldn't be together because she wasn't capable of loving her enough. It was bullshit and not cool to repeatedly initiate intimate contact and th [...]

    9. Oh this was lovely. I always love it when my favorite authors add diversity into their worlds. This was super short, only 150 pages, but it's cute, romantic, and I liked it.

    10. Adorable, romantic, very funny, sometimes genuinely scary (the vampires present a real menace!), and heartfelt. I've really enjoyed all of the Gail Carriger novels that I've read, but I am LOVING her new novellas - so utterly delicious! If you like romantic fantasy for adults, this is highly recommended. (And it's such a rare treat to get f/f romantic fantasy!)

    11. 5 Words: I loved this!It's set a little while after the Parasol Protectorate series ends, and I loved catching up with some of my favourite characters.I loved the introduction of Imogene.

    12. I enjoyed this short story much more than I anticipated. I wasn’t sure what to expect having never read any LBGTQ but I found that that had on bearing on a sweet, romantic story. For me, love is love not matter who it’s between so having the main love interests be two females wasn’t distracting for me in the least.Madam Lefoux, as always, was a well constructed character with genuine feelings evident on each page. She was charming in her ‘rough around the edges, unconventional’ way and [...]

    13. 5+ stars. This was amazing, swoony, cute, fantastic, lovely, sweet, kyaaa, squeal, and so much more!So, now that I posted almost all my favourite scenes (I had a few more, but they were either NSFW or they might go to a spoiler area) on Twitter, I am ready to try my hand at writing a review for this adorable, fun, sweet, oh wait, you already know I love this book to bits. :P Sorry if the review is a bit chaotic. :)The main character is Imogene, a country lass who is apparently very pretty (which [...]

    14. I was saving this one and now I am partly sad that i've fnished it and partly overjoyed that I finally did. Genevieve Lefoux has always been one of my favorite characters and I was so happy to finally see her getting a chance of finding love. The novella is delightful and a true romance (thank you for giving us that, Gail!). When I bought "Romancing the Inventor" when it came out last November, I did not know any of Gail Carriger's other work. To do this novella justice I decided to go ahead and [...]

    15. I was absolutely delighted when I found this book. I'm so happy Madam Lefoux is getting her happy ending (as well as several other characters in other books.)Imogene is a new character to the Parasolverse and I found her as a POV character very intriguing since she is VERY different from Alexia, Sophronia and Prudence.Born on the countryside and very well aware of her sapphic inclinations (and polite society's stance on such things), Imogene decides to work for the nearby vampire hive, hoping th [...]

    16. Originally posted at For What It's Worth on 11/3/16: fwiwreviews/2016/11/reI’m really enjoying these spinoff novellas set in Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate world featuring some of our favorite side characters and their HEA's.First off – let me say that you do not have to have read any of Carriger’s prior series to enjoy this novella. While it has great cameos if you have, it stands alone. But if you do enjoy Victorian, paranormal, steampunk and romance give her other books a try as well [...]

    17. Autant le dire clairement, Romancing the Inventor est plus une fanfic qu’une nouvelle. Le problème des fanfics, c’est que si à la base on ne shippe pas à mort le couple principal, autant zapper. Or Mme Lefoux n’a jamais été mon personnage préféré du Protectorat de l’Ombrelle et même si l’histoire est racontée du point de vue d’Imogène et que la demoiselle est plutôt sympathique, y a pas franchement grand-chose d’autre à se mettre sous la dent. Très clairement il ne se [...]

    18. Another excellent Carriger novella; she's really been churning them out lately, eh?This is a really sweet romance with some excellent appearances from a few of my favourite Parasol Protectorate characters, including Alexia, who had this fantastic line: "It's only that I'm one of those people who, at the dinner table, wants to try all the dishes. You see my point?"Plus, it's just so lovely to see Genevieve finally get the girl - and a nice one, at that.

    19. I've only read the first book of the Parasol Protectorate before listening to this, and I think that may have been a mistake on my part. I'll admit that I don't remember all the details of Soulless, but I'm pretty sure that I didn't meet Genevieve in that book, and I think I would have enjoyed this one more if I had. I hadn't really realized that this one was connected to those when I picked it up, so I guess that's my bad. Anyway, this is a very sweet little romance, but I struggled with it som [...]

    20. That was utterly charming. Math! Swoony crushing! I think that the particular tone of lusty mathemetician country maid swoony crushing on cross-dressing French inventor dyke was the catnip I didn't know I had. I haven't been the world's biggest Gail Carriger fan -- I never got past the first Parasol Protectorate book -- but there was honestly no need to have read the others in the series to enjoy this one. Definitely the best f/f romance I've read in a long time. Bumped up to 5 stars and the lov [...]

    21. You know I love Gail Carriger's writing and the world she created, so naturally I am biased to like anything she puts out. Nevertheless, my excitement for this book was a little dampened by the fact that it is about Madame Lefoux, because I don't like her. Yes, there I said it, she is one of the characters that make me angry.However, I was surprised how much I liked the book. It probably helps, that it is not written from her point of view but from Miss Hale's. And Miss Hale is a refreshing new [...]

    22. Oddly, I did not love this as much as Carriger's other books. It was still delightful and I enjoyed it very much, but there was something missing for me. (4/5 stars)I'm changing my mind and my rating. I almost always give Carriger's books five stars. They are funny, light-hearted and centered around kickass women. In contrast this book's main character, Imogen, is quiet, docile, and gets regularly assaulted throughout the book. She is only saved from outright rape (by both men and women) because [...]

    23. A highly enjoyable little novella which I listened to on Audio as it's narrated by the wonderful Emma Newman and written by the fabulous Gail Carriger - A great combo! This is an erotic romance which focuses on a romantic entanglement between Imogen (a new character for this story) and an inventor (a character we've seen before in Carriger's worlds and one I really enjoyed seeing return!This is a standalone story and so you do not need to have read any of Carriger's other works to understand and [...]

    24. I enjoyed this novella by Gail Carriger a lot more than I enjoyed her previous one, but that was probably largely because I care a lot about Madame Lefoux and was really happy to finally see her get her happy ending. Even though Genevieve was my main draw to this story, I really ended up liking Imogene as a character too. It made me more conscious of the fact that stories set in settings and times like these often focus on the upper classes, while the lower classes are largely background charact [...]

    25. I'll post my review after the official release date. I was given an advanced reader copy for an honest review.Basically,not quite what I was expecting in a lovely way. Brava!

    26. I'm a lazy person that doesn't leave proper reviews anymore. Have my bullet point list of half thoughts that are mostly positive:-A charming romance-Lesfic written by a woman-Genevieve is basically butch/tom which is great (an idealized more Marlene Dietriech kind of butch than regular butch- but still butch.)-Imogene is poorer/working class which helps counterbalance the rich gays trope that occurs in Carriger's other books- so she had to be totally cognizant of that. To be fair, everyone is we [...]

    27. Full disclosure: I received this e-ARC from the author herself. However, my opinions are my own.4.5 out of 5Imogene Hale is a village girl who takes a job at Woolsey Castle with the vampire hive to escape her going nowhere life and to hopefully explore her 'perverse' inclinations. As a parlourmaid for vampires, everything is all dull and dusting until she meets the brilliant and dashing inventor Genevieve LeFoux. Sparks fly, romance ensues, vampires and werewolves interfere.I was SUPER excited t [...]

    28. Usually, I adore Gail's books and I definitely still plan on reading everything she puts out. This is the first one that just didn't hit the notes that I had hoped for.I will admit that it was mostly a miss for me, not because the writing was bad (Gail is a fantastic writer!) but because I was put off by the multiple attempts and references to sexual assault. Some people are not bothered reading that and I admit my rating would be higher if the story hadn't included it so many times. Personal pr [...]

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