Definitely not as good as the first one. I actually found it painful at parts with the immaturity and obnoxiousness of the characters, the worst being Brooke. I will never understand the girl that goes after a guy even when he says he isn't interested. I just don't get why you would put yourself through that. Brooke is the kind of girl that could get anyone, yet she insisted on destroying people and her relationships for someone that was her friend. My brain just doesn't work that way. I will, say that I enjoyed Reid more in this one as the book progressed and because of that I may read the third one, but I'm in no rush. A meh book for sure.