"Don't mistake me. I understand wanting love and happiness, believe me I do, but Society is a treacherous sea. I say the same thing to my own daughters. A young woman must find a ship that can weather the storms. Choose your husband as much for durability as for fine rigging."
I think I was expecting more steampunk mystery and less historical drama. That might be my problem with the pacing in this book.
His mouth formed a hard line, and he looked down at his hands. "It's all right. I simply had a look down a path I can't follow. There was a price there I wouldn't pay."
Well, it's about time he realized that!
Seriously? If he really is .... well, that's incredibly anticlimactic.