I had to sit on this one for a long time. I liked the idea behind the story, but I thought the execution fell short. I felt like there were too many things thrown into the mix for it to be believable. Stalker ex, abusive grandmother,mother that checked out after step-dad dies, boyfriend with deep secrets, no money, high school scandal...I could go on. It was all a bit much. I think that if the story had maybe one or two of those things it would have been more believable. Both of the characters needed some serious counseling before a HEA could ever happen for them. The writing was good, but not enough to save the story.