This book was okay at best. I wasn\'t really interested in Salem\'s and Rowdy\'s story from the beginning in all honesty. so I originally skipped this book and went straight to Asa\'s book. But doing that I discovered there were new characters introduced along with some important back stories. So I gave it a shot... I have to say I really enjoyed the male narrators voice. It was very attractive and basically the number one reason for me liking Rowdy. Other than that Rowdy I felt was kind of a wimp. I mean, really? You have been all torn up for years after a girl turned you down and refused to really date anyone because you don\'t want your heart broken. That doesn\'t sound very manly to me and I am not into overly sensitive guys. Then there is the female narrator; I hate to say it...I really really didn\'t like her. I just wanted her lines to get over with as soon as possible. Salem was an okay person but there were things about her I just didn\'t like. Such as the way she did her makeup and dressed. That extreme makeup and dressing overly provocative just was a huge turn off. It makes me think she has low self esteem. If she is so beautiful why does she need all that. Secondly I don\'t appreciate that she feels she can tell her boyfriend\'s new found relative his life long hardships without his knowledge. Then there is one thing I have caught in majority of this author\'s books that actually are really starting to annoy the heck out of me: the metaphorical way they think/feel. The description of how a character physically felt during an intimate scene didn\'t make sense to me. I get that this was supposed to give me the impression of how \"intense\" and \"powerful\" their love making was. But it failed miserably in my opinion. I gave it 3 stars though because I genuinely wanted to hear out the whole story. It had a few exciting parts. But I will most likely not read/listen to this book again.