Wow- this book reels you right in! I'm pretty sure I inhaled it- couldn't stop to eat, talk, or bother to pay attention to the real world, really.
This story was a strange mix between romance, a soap opera and Star Trek (the Borg! The Borg!). The story line was original, and if it contained some fantastical tropes (mind/emotion-reading/sharing), they were so well executed that I not only didn't mind them, but I reveled in them. And while this isn't a life-changing book to ruminate over its meaning for weeks, it is a fast-paced, highly enjoyable, slightly dramatic and tense read. This is definitely recommended for when you just what to sit back and enjoy the ride.