Oh bloodlover but these characters ARE interesting.
(Though why did you want to throw the book at the poor guy in the cafe, did he look like Melanie?
I'm sorry if I went to far talking about what you got from the book, I do not want to sound patronising. Only you can know your mind but I only used what you wrote.
I am not a literature graduate or a knowledgeable person when it comes to book critiques.
The genres I read are thrillers and SF&F not romance or literary fiction and yet, in my opinion, this book is more than just a good book.
Maybe you should read it again