8/15/13 reread: I didnt love this as much upon this re-read. The busy plot and lack of editing wore on me more than the previous reads. I still enjoyed the base story, but I didn't love it as much as I did before. Original review 11/20/12: I really liked this book, despite the lack of editing. And trust me, that's a huge thing considering the lack of editing is really noticeable. First, this book showed up as over 1400 pages on my Nook. I'm pretty sure that was a formatting error, but I wouldn't be surprised if that really was the right number. These books seems to drag on forever. Especially the 300 page epilogues. Cripes. Aside from that, I really liked both main characters and the town of Gnaw Bone, CO. Nina and Max had major chemistry and their banter was fun and witty. I enjoyed Nina's personal journey as well as the romance between the two. The mystery plot was pretty meh. I'm not sure why Ashley includes them. The story would have been much better (and SHORTER!) without. Skipping those parts, this is a story I'll re-read again and again.