This Help a Bitch Out request is from Nancy, who is looking for a book that is not quite a romance, but sounds completely spectacular:
I have a HaBo request. The book is not strictly romance, I don't think, but I seem to recall some romancy bits in it.
It's steampunk and most of the story follows an archaeologist who has come back to England after excavating dinosaur bones in America. He's got this big rivalry with another archaeologist because they think the bones go back together differently.
Then Ada Lovelace gets kidnapped because she's been gambling and a warehouse burns down and someone sleeps with a prostitute.
I think there were other plotlines running along concurrently, but I can't remember them at all.
Seriously, that's all I can remember, it's driving me crazy.
There are not enough stories with gambling Ada Lovelace. Ada Lovelace should be a background figure in more romances, for really reals. Do you recognize this book?