I actually liked the story, but disliked Jesse.
Why I liked it:
I like the social commentary,
I liked setting and the Bathtub Marys
I like reading about the artistic process
I liked that one of the MC was Navajo (a nice change from cute white boy)
The story did keep me reading, I thought it was well written.
Why it's not a 5 star
Jesse was selfish, self indulgent and not a believer in compromise. He didn't even try to understand where Mary was coming from.
Mary put up with a lot all because Jesse was an artist. Yeah....
So, yeah - it's totally possible to like a story but dislike the MC