I'm annoyed that I like this story because the first scene is so awful but I do actually like it.
The writing changes with the character which surprised me. At the start when you don't care much for the main character the writing is empty and ugly but as you read on everything changes. When I got past the beginning I found it a great read.
If I don't like an opening scene I would normally bin the story straight away, but thankfully it got much better.