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...)
I didn't get any clear impression of both MCs.
Ralf's sad and tragic history was just very angsty and dramatic. And Ben was just too good to be true. But they never felt real to me.
I didn't love the dog story part and the love story felt sappy to me.