After reading the first installment, I was excited to see what would come next. Julie Ann Knudsen set up a wonderful beginning, but Somewhere at Last didn't work for me. The acceptance of her mother's wedding in the end of In the Middle of Nowhere hinted at a more mature Willow, but this wasn't really the case. It seems like Willow was just too naive about her life. She obsessed about her boyfriend Michael, and created unneeded drama everywhere else. She talked about how everyone else was rude, but I got the feeling that she was just as rude. I think that making a more mature Willow (especially since she lost her v-card and started a more grown-up relationship) would have made this novel that much better.
In my opinion, Justin was the best character. He seemed to have more to him that obsession over love/jealousy. I wish there would have been a little more interaction with Tessa and Justin, so that we wouldn't have to hear all of the whiny things coming from Willow.
But overall I would give this a rating of 2 stars. The story seemed like a Willow was writing in a journal, instead of showing us the story of her love. And I just couldn't get into it.