3 stars.I did enjoy parts of this book, but there was significant portion I lost patience with. I think the question here would be the demographic served with this book. I'm what you would consider an "more mature" female reader. I liked Brian, Candace seemed sweet, but the third character in this book was Candace's virginity. Now, remember, this is a contemporary tale. Also, Candace is a 23 year old college Junior. Now, I'm not saying it can't happen, I'm sure it does, but for this to be conversation between friends and family and just whoever you want to talk to about it, just doesn't seem realistic. This character was very present in about 50% of the book.Now, Brian, he is a 27/28 year old man who has taken a bit of time to get to where he is in life. Took him a while to figure out who he is, and what he wants to do with his life; what will make him happy. He is a tattoo and body piercing artist. He has his own shop where he employs several other artists. All good. I actually have some experience with this particular topic, this particular vocation, and he is very real. Very sensitive, very creative, very comfortable in his own skin. Loved Brian.Candace was almost too sweet. She has real issues with her family dynamic. She struggles with this throughout the book and it got a bit annoying. Remember, she is 23 and in college and I wanted to just tell her "grow a pair!!". Brian was all over her and he obviously saw something I didn't see.I think the demographic this story appeals to most is younger than my demographic. Or, possible that Brian is so appealing, it would be very easy to discount the annoyance of Candace and her virginity. Me, not so much.Overall, a satisfactory story. I would read it again. This was my first read by this author and I will more than likely read more by her. The virginity thing was over the top, but I got through it to the other side. May not annoy others like it did me. I'll be interested to see what other readers think.Happy Reading!