I'm sorry, I really tried to like this book. Seriously, I did. I read a little, put it down, picked it up and gave it another chance, and after repeating that process several times, just finished the darn thing.
It was not a well written book, and I don't mean that to be hateful, it just wasn't. I understand it was a first novel, and in time, I truly hope the author gets better because the story could've been "Riveting!"
I will say that she did create some interesting characters, I particularly liked the idea of a personality that managed to obtain a black belt in karate.
All in all, the story was just too "jumpy," for lack of a better term, to be a great read.