This is a modern-day love story. At first, I expected it to be a lighthearted, somewhat funny story. It does have a few comical moments, but what it drove home most to me was the baggage we all carry with us from our childhood into adulthood. I really liked the way the characters worked through their emotional turmoil to figure out how to make a relationship work.
I also loved Gerald Abraham, Will's boss. He is awkward, formal, and stiff, seems to be lacking in personality but I found him most amusing and endearing trying to learn the ins and outs of romantic relationships and friendship.
The apartment building occupants' loyalty to each other and the boundaries they were willing to cross to be able to keep their living arrangements the same was heartwarming.
This was a very realistic book, with relatable characters. All in all, it was an easy read and quite enjoyable.