This novella was hard for me to rate. On the one hand, the worldbuilding and the plot revolving around the role of automatons in daily life was really interesting and I thought it well done. The ideas that robots may replace too many human functions or that they may end up having too much control over human masters definitely kept me reading. I really liked the non-romance aspects of this story.However, the romantic plot in this novella just didn't do it for me. Everything was based on instant attraction, and the lack of development of the relationship just didn't work for me. There was obviously a huge gulf in social standing between the well-to-do heroine and Dash, who grew up on the streets. I could see this issue making for major conflict in a story, but somehow it just didn't get developed here very much at all.