I was so interested in the lives of Rachel, Nick, and Astrid. I was turning pages and thinking OMG NOOO...AWWWWW YES... They are written so well I care about their lives.
I could not stand all
the descriptions of opulence. Clothing designers, Fabrics, Flowers, Architecture etc. I had no idea who or what the author was talking about so pretty much it was just names to which I had no frame of reference. It was totally lost on me and made it irrelevant. It's also way overdone. pages of just descriptions of these designers. Tedious.
While I am on tediousness..
The beginning of the books starts slow and boring. Nothing but names of all the Asians, how much money they have and what company they are associated with/family lineage. It was like reading a family tree with some added information. UGH.
Strip all of this away and the core stories of the lives of the characters suck you in completely. I wanted to know what would happen to them, and it was enough to slog through the tedious crap surrounding.
Also, it was fun to learn about the culture, food and select phrases that a riddled throughout the book. If you don't like footnotes galore, this book isn't for you.
I need to read the next one, yes, I am curious about Nick, Rachel, and Astrid!