I really, really, really wanted to like this book but somehow I just couldn't get into it. I struggled to make my way through this book full of melodrama, some historical inaccuracies, and mediocre characters. The main reason why I was excited to read this book was because it uses the Titanic in it's plot line. Instead of getting to the good stuff (the trials), the author focuses on Tess's feelings for two men and of course the characters fell flat. So why should I care about them. I just felt like something was missing.