The structure of the story didn't bother me all that much, and I kind of liked finding out how they got together in that way. I just thought the story fell kind of flat. I didn't have much connection to the characters, nor did I think all that much of their bond. The secondary characters felt even thinner, and the villains were pathetically obvious, and lacking in any substance. (Oh look it's the evil, jealous, woman, again!) I thought the resolution was unsatisfactory, and I really didn't like Noah's decision. It felt like he made the worst choice possible. I didn't mind that it wasn't happily ever after I just wished that he had made a better choice for himself, and his lover.