Girl gets girl, girl loses girl for two seconds, girl gets girl back. It's not a complicated romance, even if the characters feel like it is. The lovers in the story are hapa and college dropout Jane Morrow, called "Confucius" by the author probably because she writes fortune cookie fortunes and Sutton St. James is an MD/Ph.D raised on the Upper East Side (i.e., Privilegeville as depicted in Gossip Girl) who is at a fork in the road and doesn't know what to do.
If you can tell from my intro, I wasn't super into this novel, though I enjoyed reading it for probably the first 75%. I don't read a lot of straight up (or lesbian) romances, so I may just not be primed for this kind of material. I liked some of the characters--Jane, her young cousin Minetta, and their astrologer/herbologist Sue, but found the love/lust story unsubstantiated. I do like story that takes place in a city that I know well, so the local references were fun (minus a quibble I have with the author's sense of where Washington Square, the East Village, and Astor Place are in relation to one another).
Read it if you like stories that take place in Chinatown.