I really enjoyed this book, though it was quite a bit steamier than I was expecting! I loved the intricate descriptions of day-to-day life, even the little things like what they were eating and what the various locations looked like. The descriptions of the kimonos were stunning and vivid, and the narrator really has a way with a metaphor as well.
The love triangle came in through the narrator’s pining over the business associate of the man she is most likely going to end up in a relationship with, fretting and worrying that she can never be close to her crush once she’s pledged to his colleague. She goes to extreme lengths to attempt to fix the situation, but seems to just get herself into more trouble. Everything works out reasonably well in the end, though.