As someone who definitely chose the wrong person to marry (and then divorce), this first sentence hooked me. I often think about how different my life would be if I'd chosen someone else to fall in love with, just as Scott is thinking in the beginning of the book. I like the cruise ship setting. It reminds me of the Jack and Rose lose story in the Titanic movie. I don't normally gravitate to historical pieces, but this one held my attention and didn't let me down.