Corine, the protagonist, really irritated me. I read about half of the book before I gave up because page after page Corine lamented about her failed relationship with Chance. She also repeatedly engaged in an emotional tug-of-war with herself over the decision of whether or not to give a romance with Chance another go. I lost track of how many times Corine flip-flopped between the desire to rekindle things with Chance and the need to push him away. Consequently, all of the never-ending relationship introspection combined with Corine's mercurial disposition distracted me from the rest of the story and made reading too tedious to continue through to the end.
Again the major turn off for me turned out to be the main protagonist. Despite being in her mid-twenties, Melina came off as a whiny, immature, ditzy teenager. There was no real depth to her, and I could not connect with her at all. In fact, all of the characters seemed very stereotypical and two-dimensional. On top of that, the writing felt contrived & formulaic, and both Melina's inner monologue and the dialogue between characters was often silly and shallow.
This is one of those YA books that seems solely geared towards a younger audience. It was overly simple, fluffy, and saccharine for my tastes. The main protagonist Lily was sweet, innocent, and naive, which isn't always a bad thing, but it felt a bit heavy-handed in this book. Moreover, the plot was rather slow paced, and I found the main love interest to be a creepy, obsessive stalker (Note: Authors, please, enough with the instalove predestined soulmate mush!).