I loved how we got to explore both Natasha's and Daniel's cultural backgrounds. One of the main reasons for my rating is the focus point. I mostly cared for the discussions of race, immigration, stereotypes, and character representation. So the romance didn't have an effect on me, maybe it had to do with the fact the book takes place in one day or I'm a little rusty in reading romances. But either or I was able to find my favorite moments in the book.