The trouble with reading YA books is that I am NOT a YA. I'm a grown woman who has lived through a bit too much...call me jaded, whatever. I really wanted to like this book - I adored Anna and thought Ètienne sounded delightful...at first. But in the end, when I finished the book and looked back, he was a puss who dilly-dallied for eight months while leading two girls on. That's not romantic, it's heartbreaking.I liked the writing and would read more by the author, I just didn't enjoy the overall storyline.