I read mostly science fiction and romance, and often a combination of the two.
This was the first book I've read by this author, but I understand she writes a good deal of paranormal. I think it shows. This isn't a paranormal read, but it has that hint of the paranormal that will keep you guessing and speculating. I liked that aspect of the book a great deal. I wasn't too keen on the main character, Dakota, but in her defense, she's 18, and I'm 32. I think the age gap made it hard for me to relate to her approach to things. Typical NA I read has the character closer to 20-22ish.
Aside from that, this book has some great twists. Santiago comes off harsh in the beginning, and I nearly DNF because he wasn't the kind of guy I like in my romances (grunty control-freak alpha male) but, it gets explained later on. You'll be glad if you stick with the book to the end.