This book was lovely, in its own weird way. I love books about travel, and this didn't disappoint in that regard. It's this great odyssey through scenic France, seen through the eyes of an artist and I really enjoyed that. In terms of the romance, well, that's where I'm feeling a bit ambivalent. But it's more the description of the romance than the actual relationship that makes me feel that way. The whole book is very matter-of-fact, it's told rather bluntly and with little emotion, so I couldn't really get into it. Even the sex scenes are weirdly clinical. And the pacing left me a nit disoriented at times. For all that, it's still a solid read and it's well worth it, if only for the description of the scenery.