I went into All Amity Allows not knowing what to expect. People on my blog were signing up for it, and I just decided to go with the flow. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised by this incredible story of love lost and love found. It was warm, heartfelt, and at times funny. It is the first book that has brought me to tears in quite a while. I found myself really loving the main characters and wishing the book would keep going. I guess this is a sequel, but the author did a good job of making it able to be read by itself. I never read the first one, but didn't feel lost or confused at all. I can only imagine the story would have been even richer with the backstory, though.
As for the characters themselves, Amity and Drew just have a way of getting under your skin. Even now, two days after finishing the book, I'm still thinking about them. They are wonderfully flawed and develop well throughout the story. The editing was pretty good, as well. All in all, I enjoyed the story quite a bit and can not think of a single real complaint.
I rate All Amity Allows 5 platypires!