I will try not to give any spoilers away during my review.
Overall I would say that I liked the book. I am a Russo fan so I tend to enjoy fiction that is more character driven. This book fits the character driven category of fiction. The point of character driven fiction is to produce vibrant characters, I am not sure if these characters were quite vibrant enough for me. The main character is a little bit one-dimensional. His driving force is a little unclear. If you are an anglophile, a grumpy old man, sympathetic to the plight of grumpy old men, or a hater of all things modern you will like this character. The female co-star of the novel is also a little one-dimensional, but she is interesting. While the dimension and interest you may take in the main characters is subjective the supporting characters are objectively completely flat and that is unfortunate.
I am not sure I would read another book by this author because I did find the vocabulary tiring and descriptiveness way too lengthy. The author leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to the setting in which her story takes place. I enjoy a well-painted picture but this was too much even for me. The same goes for the vocabulary, I am pretty sure this author had the most pretentious thesaurus she could find open and ready as she was writing this.
As far as plot goes the book does not pretend to be anything but what it is. This is a character driven romance novel. It lives up to its name, I am not a romance fan, and had I read the jacket first I probably would not have read the book to be honest. I will say that although I am not a romance fan the style of romance was not too stuffy. I did not find myself in need of any insulin injections during any part of the book.
If you enjoy character driven books, are an anglophile, find grumpy old men humorous, or have run out of anything above average to read I would recommend the book!