Lucas is smoldering, Landon is adorable, and Buck can go die in a fire. I thought Jacqueline's ex was bad but well written, the casual loss that so characterizes college. I think I would have found more emotional weight in this story without Buck popping up every few chapters to be all rapey, it made him less effective as a villain, and the events less a powerful event for Jacqueline to over come and more a foil for Lucas's past trauma. All that being said, this is a lovely romance. In high school I would have shelved this right next to Liz Berry's MEL on my re-read shelf(and EASY would have given me a much relationship guide to follow).