I give up. 77% in and I can read not a single word more. It has become so tedious and boring and bland. I usually automatically 1-star all DNF's, but this admittedly had a handful of redeeming qualities. It started off with such promise. The heroine is strong and independent. There's no insta-love. The hero is sweet and quite endearing. It's sad, but even with all if that going for it, it fell apart. I picked this up a number of times, even well after I didn't want to, because I wanted so much to like it and to care. Let's face it, though. There's nothing enjoyable about forcing yourself through a book that is failing to engage you.I'll review more in-depth at a later time.