Strong 3.5 stars...Super sweet...but not in that nauseating, eye-rolling kind of way...coming-of-age story about 2 best friends coming to the realization that their deep, deep feelings for each other may go beyond just friendship. I loved Ryan and Sam...I loved their devotion to each other. I loved the bond forged over years of childhood and adolescence and the uncertain future they faced with college years ahead. This book was handled in such a tender and sweet way and I smiled and teared up more than a few times.My only beef, minor, is that once they started realizing and accepting their feelings...it went into warp speed and the last 1/3 of the book felt a bit rushed and "wow, all that happened in this short amount of time?"But, it was perfectly what I was looking for and I adored it.