This was a pretty good read. It was very angsty with both Max and Kensington's backgrounds but it lent importance to the story. I thought it unrealistic with Max going off with some chick after getting rejected by Kensi that Kensi would fall for his charms so easily, but it is fiction.
I also had a hard time believing the scene between Max, Kensi and Justin (JT) at the bar at the end of the book. Too simple.
I was glad to see that Max's mom never made an actual appearance in the book. There were a few scenes in the book that made me roll my eyes, but it certainly didn't take away from the story.
I listened to this one on audio and I find that audio really highlights the fact that some authors write dialogue in a way that people don't actually speak. Like when authors don't use contractions in their dialogue. It sounds odd. There weren't (see I used a contraction there) a ton of parts where that happened but when it did, I really is highlighted with the audio.
This is my first book by this author and I'd definitely try another one of her books. I liked the characters and the story. So, I look forward to trying more of her work soon.