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...)
The protag was one of the worst I ever met while reading.
He was selfish, whiny, stubborn, TSTL, needy, and extremely stupid.
I hated his guts.
The totally unrealistic and boring insta-love-fest with the tough cop was only icing on the cake.
This felt like a bad fan-fic version of the Adrien-English-series.
antiques-dealer/book shop owner
color blind/heart condition
love interest is strong, tough cop
falls for cop
cliche-ridden Edgar Allen Poe Murder Mystery (Please for the love of all things written stop writing mysteries about Poe stories!!!)
cop in the closet
What was definitely not Adrien English: mediocre writing, boring/unrealistic/stupid MCs, Insta-love-fest, unnecessary drama, totally unsexy dirty talk (ewwwwwe), total lack of fun or wit...