I was rather worried at first because it seemed pretty obvious where this book was heading. Thankfully, Ms. Allen exceeded my expectations. This is a well-crafted tale that takes it's time and lets the characters and their relationships develop naturally. While Reid was excessively cheerful at times, she managed to keep him grounded also, and I liked that Jonah was also shown to have his faults. I was curious to see if Reid could break through Jonah's shell and how those two would get past their differences. A very enjoyable tale.