I really liked this one. I couldn't help it, no matter how the author described Allie, somehow I pictured her as Watts from Some Kind of Wonderful. She even had some of the same attitude.
I really liked that this was more than just a romance. So many things happen in this, all of it feeling well connected to the story. I really hadn't seen a few things coming, like things with Mystery Guy. This was more of a coming of age story than a romance, and I think the novel was better for it. I liked seeing Allie and her growing blog. I liked seeing her deal with things that would have been hard on anyone. I just really enjoyed her story.
I really liked the setting of this. The record store, the feel of neighborhood. It didn't feel like I was reading a book that was just like a ton of others I have read.