Basic Premise: Two neighbors get to know one another while dealing with every-day life.
I cannot fully recommend it to everyone, but what this story gets right, it really gets right.
- Stock elements are used. The main character’s often naive and acts before reflecting, the leading man must physically rescue her more than once, and convenient set-ups are utilized. Yet how all the characters react and speak are unique and consistent while still evolving.
- The difference in personalities, experience levels, and ages all come through in all the characters without smacking the reader over the head.
- The word choice and humor just work for me. Several times I faintly noted that intellectually something should bother me, but I was too busy snickering to actually care…
Bottom Line: Recommended to those who wish to see basic ideas become unique through good writing and localization. Or to those who just need a good laugh.