Much like "Catching Hell", I really enjoyed Mindy Klasky's writing, but there were just a few things that weren't working for me in "Reaching First". I don't want to give too much away, so lets just say: One "big secret" would have been fine. Either of them. But both slammed together was just a little overkill for me. And once again the "romance" between Emily and Tyler just seemed rushed. But, overall, I really enjoy Klasky's writing - she's readable, and her characters don't make me cringe - and will continue to read more from her.