I was really intrigued with Della's character. I had read Forever Too Far before this one and was interested in catching up with what was going on with Woods. I like Woods, I'm glad he ditched the uppity fake blond socialite for Della.
Woods' parents drove me nuts. I don't understand how two parents could do this to a child. Manipulate, lie, steal and cheat just to get what they want at the expense of their child. But Woods' parents were selfish that way. And I'm glad that Woods had Della in his life to realize that he would rather be happy than just merely exist.
Della's story was what really drew me. I hated Woods' parents to the point if it had been any other book I might have dnf'd this one. I like heroines with a damaged past. I love seeing them overcome the crap they have had to live through. Della always thought she was weak, but she really wasn't. I'm glad that Woods decided to fight for her.
The only thing that bothered me was the flow of the story. It felt too short. It stopped on a cliff hanger, but it really felt like the story was just lopped off. Not too important, since book two is already out and I can pick it right up.