I finished Gilt in a day. It is a little repetitive at times. The same conflicts seem to make up a bulk of the plot (all of the conflicts revolve around romance/relationship drama). There’s not a lot of suspense though, seeing how most people will know that Henry VIII’s fifth wife was beheaded.In my post-read notes I wrote something about the relationships between the characters, but I can’t remember what I meant by that. I frequently found myself wondering why Kitty felt such a strong loyalty towards Cat, and I didn’t enjoy any of the romantic entanglements. There is a creep factor (larger for some than for others) to each of the relationships that’s hard to get over.I don’t remember the writing style being anything particularly noteworthy, but some people have complained about the modern language. I noticed a few bits that felt strange and pulled me out of the story slightly, but I didn’t find it that offensive. For me this was a read it and forget it kind of book.