This modern Asian love story is an ‘epic’ drama. On the plus side, the female protagonist is a well crafted and very likeable character. Although a doomed love affair, Elegant has provided enough twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued and wanting to know more. On the down side, I found this story a little laborious and drawn out at times for my tastes, and although I was intrigued, I found the ending a little disappointing. However if you like enveloping, descriptive narrative that creates scenes fit for a movie theatre, this book may be for you.