Where to begin....while there are scenes of this book that are amusing and somewhat entertaining, there is a great deal more of it that is just plain awful. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural. What I am assuming is supposed to be banter between the main characters doesn't sound like the way two adults with two brain cells to rub together would talk. There are some genuinely amusing moments between Jane and Slade, but then the very next moment, there are inane catfights (in parking lots and Walmarts, no less) that make you wonder "Who are these people and what Jerry Springer show did they escape from?" Was the author going for a hardworking "salt of the Earth" kind of thing with these characters? They're wealthy, and they've got good old fashioned values? Not likely! Both of the main characters of this book (Slade and Jane) prove that having money obviously does not give you tact, or knowledge, or class for that matter. They argue like middle schoolers. Seriously, I was waiting for Jane to tell Slade, "I know you are, but what am I?" The heroine has a few tirades where she says "Nobody calls me white trash" and I found myself thinking "Well stop acting like it". And did we really have to read about the lyrics to every song they heard and/or danced to? Or the plot lines of the films they watched? Or the scenes where Jane and Slade dance and the rest of the people present all gather around them to watch and cheer. It's the type of thing a pre-pubescent girl pictures because she thinks it sounds dreamy, romantic and sweet. Then she (hopefully) grows up and realizes how tacky it all is. Honestly, the characters of this book (secondary as well as primary) prove to be tactless, ignorant, low class, people who are chugging down too much heart stoppin food and massive amounts of liquor, all so they can end up at the wedding ceremony (barefoot and pregnant no less) and head on over to their double wide trailer....whoooo-weeeee. Instead of charming, they're more along the line of slack-jawed yokels that tip toe dangerously close to the line of Deliverance (hmmm, there are several references to a pig...I'm just saying). Yikes! There's the "happily ever after" every girl dreams of.