Thanks for reviewing Rasa! It came at something of a hard time in my life, and so I really appreciate it. I think I speak for all writers when I say that reviews like those give us the motivation to keep going.
As for the review itself: in regards to the things that stretched your suspension of disbelief, I'm afraid all I can say is that the answers are oftentimes more complex than they seem. I totally understand your point and in edits I'll probably be more upfront with these things, but for now I'll just say, yes, please trust me and hang in for the ride. (Also, I agree that I've neglected my descriptions, in retrospect. Sometimes it's easy to assume everyone has the same image in their head as I do.)
Again, thanks for the review! It really is helpful to get a second opinion and figure out where my writing needs to go!