The author did a tremendous job with character and setting development. I loved the bookstore, the employees and all the weird characters involved. I enjoyed Esme's strength insomuch as she went through with the pregnancy and continued working towards her Masters Degree. I did not, however, enjoy the fact that she was also portrayed as a love blind female who never kicked the asinine Mitchell and his family to the curb. The book ended on a note that made it seem as if Esme would take him back again if he asked. I wanted to see her get mad, get over him, become stronger and wiser, hook up with Luke, etc. etc. Hence the reason for 3 stars.