Definitely a step up from the first one. Possible spoilers below. A lot of moments that pissed me off. Like. A LOT of them. Blaire's "secret" is told right away and while I didn't see it coming, the reactions were really predictable. Rush goes back and forth between being sweet and charming and being a complete douche bag. Blaire goes back and forth between wanting to be with him and wanting to run away. Again. The ending this time around is a lot more concrete. There were a few scenes leading up to the ending that had me flying into a rage and about to throw my iPad across the room, but it worked out pretty well. If there is another book in the series, I'll probably read it.