Okay, from the synopsis on the back, this book seems very promising. Sydney St. John was a dork in high school and had a crush on the town bad boy Eric Law. She made a fool of herself by throwing herself at him. Fifteen years later, they both return to their hometown for different reasons [basically they've both reached a point in their lives where they are going through serious self reflection] and run into each other.
Overall, the story was okay, not great or amazing. Their romance isn't developed very well, so at the end you get the feeling that even though they like each other, it certainly doesn't seem like they love each other [suddenly they're getting engaged and the entire time I was wondering, 'when did they fall in love?'].
What really irritated me was the secondary characters. One in particular: Sydney's childhood tormentor. This character picked on Sydney as a kid and then went on to harass her as an adult and engages in some very mean behavior. So, what does Sydney do in response? She arranges for this person to have "a scholarship to beauty school, all expenses paid, including enough to live on until she gets back on her feet." Yeah, it didn't make any sense to me either.
I'm all for heroines being able to rise above the maliciousness of other characters and retain their dignity in the face of adversity. But, there's a difference between being the bigger person and just being an idiot. I think we all know what category Sydney falls in.
The other thing that annoyed me was the subplot involving Minerva, Bim and Ella. The whole situation was just unfair to Minerva and Bim. And Ella deserved to get hit by a bus for her selfish and manipulative ways. I won't mince words; I was very disappointed by the way the author settled the plot. It was too ... weird. It left me feeling inconclusive and unsatisfied and that's the worst possible way to feel after reading a three hundred-page book.
So, in conclusion, I don't recommend buying this book. If you can get it for free at the library or something, then by all means read it. Otherwise, avoid it at all costs.