From the very first sentence I was drawn into Emily's world. At times I knew exactly how she felt about her life- was this as good as it was going to get? Do I deserve this person who loves me? As a result of losing her mother at an early age, Emily copes by pushing people away before they can leave her. It takes monumental changes in her life before she learns how to come to grips with her past and to believe in a future. A future where she deserves to be happy. I have become a fan of Buxbaum and her writing is so true and real....I can't wait to get my hands on her second book- After You.