I'm actually a little embarrassed to admit to reading this series. The first 2 especially were hysterically funny (I can excuse a lot in a book if it makes me laugh till my ribs ache), the third a little less so, and this one only gave me a few giggles. It's not a horrible book, but Cabot seemed to be trying - and even mentions in her comments in the back of the book - to take a look at more serious issues while still dealing with the same characters. It's not a bad book, but I really didn't appreciate the switch. :-/ I wanted funny. It was a sweet, fluff-ball story, which is what most of her books are, but I really felt it wasn't nearly as good as the others in the series.