Ugh, mess. A fascinating mess, admittedly, but still a mess.
The characters can get annoyingly dumb at times, but the story has its charms.
Great boom-boom stuff, but the May-December romance is kind of bland.
Here is another lovely, dark, and ultimately breathtaking romance for the best of everything list.
This is a very lopsided book. The hero is a dream, while the heroine is a wreck.