Nice cover; don't let that fool you. Poorly written dialogue is just the first, perhaps most obvious fault in this book. The characters are not only unlikeable and cliched, I couldn't understand exactly what the author was trying to accomplish in attempting to tell this train-wreck of a story. There was simply no compelling plot, no real theme, nothing to convince me to take the book seriously, and it was so excruciatingly dull and then over-dramatic by turns that if the author's intention was to entertain, she failed miserably. This is a book that made me shake my head and wonder, just exactly *how* did this get published by a major imprint? Was it a joke?