I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
Why, oh why does this feel like work?
It is painstakingly boring. Ash and Janvier are not a fascinating couple. Their flirting has been treated in a novella before. So there is no suspense.
Ash's sob story I am not interested in.
The jumps in the story between Ash/Janvier, Elena/Raphael, Dimitri and the boys and all other myriads of characters make this feel like a short story collection.
I am so disappointed, I am really considering a DNF.