I plucked this book off the New Releases shelf at the library because nothing I wanted was available. It wasn't something I normally would have chosen. It remains something I would not choose, had I known how annoyed I'd get reading it. While the main characters were likable enough and the 'idea' for the story was ok, it just dragged on and on and on . . . There were spurts of interesting scenes sparingly intermingled with repetitive dullness that grated on my nerves and left me scanning pages quickly just to find more of the actual story. It could have been about 100 pages shorter.