If you’re looking for a quick read without much analysis or thought, then go ahead and delve into the junk food goodness of reading a light-hearted romantic comedy. It’s got sexy Simon as boyfriend-of-the-year and feisty Caroline gearing up for a life as a couple. Sure, it has it’s ups and downs, but the ups certainly make all the downs worth it.
Also, on a more critical standpoint, the book is good but not *that* good. It was more of a ‘meh’ than a ‘woah’. The first book surprised me but the second book didn’t sustain much of my attention. I felt like I was rooting more for the side characters, her best friends and even Vivian, instead of the lead characters. No doubt, I liked Simon but I didn’t think Caroline was someone I could empathize with. She wasn’t that funny either.
The book certainly has its charms and I’m sure fans of the series would enjoy it. I guess it’s just not for me. It was just good, not remarkable. I guess when you’ve read through certain books, those other books set a high bar for literary appreciation and although I’m sure a lot of people will find this entertaining, I can only think “I’ve read better.”