This is not your average "chick lit" novel. What a wonderfully-told story. Oh sure, the plot is a bit far-fetched - but life is strange, isn't? Ms. Sisman creates such robust and likable characters - yes, Suze is starts out hard and self-obsessed, but she learns a lot about herself and really pulls through when the chips are down. And although I found Lloyd just great from the start, he had chinks in his armor too - and in the end, is just wonderful. But what makes this book stand out from similar books is the tightly woven, well-written overall story - Ms. Sisman is truly an author, with a gift for storytelling. You don't have to like "romance" to enjoy this book. I finished it in one day - and believe me, I don't have all that much time for reading. I just couldn't put it down. I'm looking forward to reading her other books.