Whoa. Fabulous. Let me start out by saying, I'm not into flowery, rainbows and unicorns, everything is fabulous books. I don't particularly care for chick flicks. I was SO relieved to find this book is far from that. It is just angsty enough without feeling like the author tore my heart out and stomped on it. The characters are relatable (either I could relate to them or I knew someone like them...) and throughout the book, you can feel them growing up and changing - definitely not one dimensional characters.I liked Isabel. There, I said it. I know some people found her indecisiveness to be off-putting, but it didn't bother me as much as some female characters that have acted in a similar way in other books. I feel like I understood why she was indecisive (as much as I wanted to smack her for making poor decisions sometimes). With her mother as an example and the kind of upbringing she received, I decided she was allowed to have some major fumbles. Especially since she seemed to learn from her mistakes eventually.Jesse was extremely frustrating and anxiety inducing. I know people like him and I knew she needed get away from him. I was very skeptical that he would ever change.Alex *sigh*. Everyone needs and deserves an Alex in their life. Oh! And how could I forget! Holy, hot sexy times!! Some fantastic scenes peppered in here and there. I need a fan to cool off...Fantastic book! Very well written, considering this is the author's debut novel. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future books from Brae!