I really liked this! Skilfully-written contemporary spec fic, with an intriguing premise that I enjoyed playing with in my head. Sure, it was wildly implausible - but isn't most fantasy fiction? I though this was fun and well-paced, with just enough pathos to stop it being fluff. The love interest might have been just a leeeetle too perfect, but that's a pretty minor flaw, and (after reading books like Stolen and Speak) I think it's quite nice to have someone to squee over for a change.