Shorter and More Intense Than Book 1. This is book 2 in a new novella trilogy Dallen has created in the world of a previous book. Tall Dark and Nerdy. And while this book is roughly 15 pages shorter than the first one, you really do need to read the first one first, as it handles most of the overall trilogy setup heavy lifting. Very good in its own right, this one switches tropes from fake dating to best friends to lovers. Very much recommended.