4.5 stars. I wouldn't have read this book, if I hadn't seen the reviews of the folks I follow on here. I have only read a handful of YA novels as its not usually something that interests me. After reading this, I might have to look more into YA. The hero was just so yummy and kind and sexy. Everything a girl could want. Where were those guys when I was in school. :)I liked the setting, the story, the main characters and all the side characters. They were all vivid and alive. There was a lot of heart in this book. I smiled, I sighed and I got teary eyed. This was great. Very pleased to have read it.