I'm one of the publishers of All About Romance. I love reading romance, as well as mysteries, fantasy, history and historical fiction, and all kinds of other things. Staying on Goodreads for now but trying this out in case I decide to switch.
This book manages to be a couple of things at once. It starts off as witty, sharp satire of Seattle, private school, Microsoft and self-absorbed lives in general. However, as this novel in letters (or rather, emails, magazine articles and memos) unfolds and the reader starts to learn what is truly happening beneath the surface in the characters' lives, it becomes more than just amusement. It takes on real heart and emotion.
I can't say that I entirely liked Bernadette, Bee, Elgin or most of the other characters in the story. However, I suspect that might have been the point - and the author writes so well that one really doesn't need to love the characters to enjoy the story.