My first complaint is the heroine's name. Preshy, short for Precious. Who would give their heroine such a stupid name? My second complaint was Preshy's complete naivete. She's a 38 year old woman in the antiquities trade who falls for the smarmiest predator and within 2 months is talking marriage. Unbelievable. There were just too many implausible scenarios that just didn't work for this book. Of all the miserable characters, truthfully I liked Lily the best. Elizabeth Adler does a spectacular job with details and vivid descriptions of Shanghai, Venice and Paris. It felt as if I was visiting each city. This almost made up for the horrible characters in this mediocre story.