1.5 out of 5 stars
Cut to the Chase:
An interesting-enough beginning, as well as a well-fleshed out cast of characters, are wasted on this slow, meandering book that felt, at times, more like a synopsis than an actual story. Too often, instead of seeing her characters interacting and falling in love with one another, we were instead told they really got along, or watched as others observed and commented about how well-suited they were. Halfway through the book, the lack of forward momentum really starts to show, and an evil villain, along with an eye-roll-inducing series of “twists” help lead us through the back half of the novel. While there were interesting scenes every now and again, and, again, the characters were interesting (and at times, quite witty), there just wasn’t enough to keep my attention, and finishing it was a bit of a chore.