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I voted "yes" because, despite the shortcomings you noted, the voice was interesting and engaging. But, I voted yes with reservations - I'd be willing to stay with the narrative for another page or two before something happened, but not any longer. I don't obviously know what the rest of the book looks like, but I wonder if this shouldn't really be the start of Chapter 2, after we've gotten some present action and conflict going. One of the great moments of progress in my writing was when I really got my head around the nuances of the principle that stories don't have to be told in chronological order.
I voted no to the first, yes to the second. The first had too much over-setting of the scene, yes, but I think it's big problem was that the character was downplaying what was going on. If he's not worried about the two guys in suits, whyever should we be? A tiny bit of description of Jake -- maybe he brushes his blond hair with his fingers or something -- would heighten this for me by reinforcing that the man in the photo is NOT Jacob Eldar. Also, a side note: I don't know from this one page whether Eldar was born with US citizenship or naturalized. If the latter, the government would have all sorts of biometric data that would make it very much harder for someone to get away with using his passport.
I voted "no" because there was just too much backstory here. I felt like the story should have started somewhere around the beginning of the third paragraph, and we should have found out more about what got the main character in trouble later, as we went along. Starting with the action, not the backstory, makes for a better story. Also, the character seemed a little cavalier and flippant about his personal stakes here. ("I owed a bookie in Cleveland who was going to shoot me, so I was all in.") I'd be a whole lot more emotional than that if someone was going to shoot me, and I certainly would have more than one sentence to say about it.
Apart from the comments others have made, I wanted to comment on this sentence: "Amelia wondered why she bothered with the fan, since the sea breeze was cool, and there was little chance she would be heard over the din of the chamber orchestra and the hundred or so guests milling about in the ballroom and terrace that overlooked the estate. " 47 words in one sentence, and for a sentence that sets a stage but where nothing is happening. At this stage in the story, is this really the most important use of the reader's attention? How about something like "Amelia wondered why she bothered with the fan; the sea breeze was cool, and there was little chance she would be heard over the din." Does almost the same job of stage-setting, but in half the words. Then the reader can find out she's in a ballroom with an orchestra later. I wouldn't turn the page, but that's more because I so rarely read this style of romance than it is a technical issue with the writing, so I didn't vote.