I couldn't even get past the first couple of pages. There was just way too much plot development thrown at us up front, without any character development at all. Without any chance to get to know or care about the main character, giving us a love interest on page 2 with "melancholy practically pour[ing] off him," yadda yadda, is a bit much to handle. We don't even know who Christine is yet! I just couldn't get into it. Advance copy received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.