I loved this story, especially after being so frustrated by Max in book one. Max is surprisingly adorable. Lea is kick ass, and I thought her father was the bomb.
I also loved the character growth throughout the novel and the exploration of the idea that people shouldn’t be branded by their past. They should be allowed to change, grow, and rebrand themselves. Being a jerk once doesn’t equal being a jerk always. I think it’s in people’s nature to be judgmental at times, so I liked being reminded that every person has redeeming qualities and deserves their chance at love and a happy life. With how many mistakes people make, you’d think we’d all be a bit more forgiving than we actually are sometimes. So anyway, I’m going to remember that, both in my dealings with others and in the way I view myself.