First of all I want to say that I loved that the author wrote a lesbian romance without any "message" or issues surrounding the characters being, in fact, gay. It was a breath of fresh air for a relationship between two women (or men) to be treated so normally, because guess what? It IS. Everyone has relationship drama and drama surrounding getting into and out of relationships, absolutely does not matter if you are gay, straight etc.
That being said, I did not quite feel the connection between Emi and Ava. It felt a bit forced, like everything just fell into place for both of them without checking to see if it really worked, especially Emi. Aside from that I also found the story to be quite predictable, especially once Ava came into the picture.
I did like the mystery aspect at the beginning of the book but this was prior to Ava and as I said, it becomes rather predictable afterwards.
I did find the book, or perhaps it was simply Emi, overly emotional and sentimental a lot of the time. The emotional/sentimental nature would have worked if it had been told from Ava's POV, as she was going through a lot, but not so much with Emi's. Emi's biggest issue most of the time was trying to get over someone who had already dumped her FIVE times before. Come on Emi, have some self-esteem.
Overall I did like the characters, although I found it a bit difficult to really believe that someone as young as Emi was being given all of these film set designer opportunities. The best thing I took away from this book was that it was a lesbian relationship, aka just a relationship.