When you find you are skimming pages trying to get to the good parts, you probably have wasted your money on the book. I have read Rusch's series Driving the Universe. Loved them. Lots of good characters, mystery, nail biting excitement, fun story premise, just can't wait to read the next book in the series kind of book. This was not true for her Fey series. The fey book was predictable, frustrating, with an unbelievable romance between the two main characters, one from a country of cruel mass murderers, that live to kill everyday and a peaceful island people who only the prince and his sword master know his to fight. I gave up trying to read the whole book, skimmed through the book until I finally jumped to the final chapter and read what you knew was going to happen after the fourth chapter. Won't be reading more of this series.
Try instead any other of her series. I for one have enjoyed all of them. They are very unlike, thank you for that, her Fey series.