The Clockwork Dragon

The Clockwork Dragon: A Tarker's Hollow Tale - Tasha Black

Marie grew up hoping she'd have magic like her grandmother. Now an adult in her 20s, she has given up hope of having magic. She is resigned to that fate. She has a reoccurring dream, about a golden eyed man. She meets that man and he gifts her with a handmade clockwork dragon.
Nicely paced with enough information given that got me interested. This is a good start, middle, and end.