I ended up really enjoying this story. When I first started it, I wasn't sure since the heroine was in high school. The beginning of the story also felt a bit rushed at first as well, but then as the story progressed, I found myself not wanting to put it down and continue to read.
The author has twisted quite a tale with the serial series. Part 1 ends with a cliffhanger, but that's okay. I'm enjoying these type of storied and needing to buy the next in order to continue the story. I thought the author did a good job keeping to the heroine's age and her maturity level. And Bentley, well, he's just demanding and sexy!
I will definitely be reading book 2 soon to see what happens with "Ceci" and Bentley.