Not bad, I did enjoy this one, it just drug things out a bit for me. I have never been to law school so I don't know if the experiences depicted are true to life (Socratic Method) or not, but the one law school professor is the stuff of nightmares. Kate was an okay character, I just didn't love her. I think my big issue though is the end when Kate goes off to her happily ever after it felt really out of the blue to me. Seemed as if Gaskell was using a bit of her own life (nothing wrong with that) as inspiration for this fictional character.
Kate is going to law school in New Orleans at Tulane Law School. Orphaned when she was in college, Kate decides to pack it up to head to law school after breaking things off with her long-term boyfriend. Kate quickly joins a quirky group that all are in law school. The people in the group are Nick (potential love interest), Jen (only married woman in the group) Addison (a tool, sorry he is), Lexi (who Kate feels diminished next to since Lexi is attractive, but then Kate is happy to notice she has thin lips) and Dana (a 19 year old law student).
I honestly didn't like any of the group that is depicted. Nick sleeps with anything with a pulse and I was just grossed out by him. Jen has an affair. Addison is a tool as already mentioned. Lexi and Dana are barely in this except to throw some drama in the book.
Most of the book though is Kate wondering what to do when her law prof seems out to get her and whether she should get back with her ex or move on to someone else. At least she has some self awareness about how she is always dating and not secure enough to just be alone. The reason why I did like this book and ended up giving it three stars was that even though this was chick lit, it was fairly messy. And even though I didn't care for most of the characters due to their actions in the book, Gaskell does a good job of moving the story along.
The writing is okay, I was baffled by most of the law trivia and other things mentioned. I should have just messaged Moonlight Reader about any questions I had while reading.
The setting of the book is New Orleans, but I really wanted more depictions of the city. This was written before Katrina occurred, so I wanted to know more about New Orleans besides Mardi Gras (beads were thrown, Kate was over it) and wanted to read more about the French Quarter, jazz, etc. I guess you can't expect to read about a lot of that since Kate is in law school and working. But I was still disappointed.
The ending was okay, I didn't feel a thing about any of Kate's love interests though, so that's probably why.