There's a fine line between discovering your assertive self and becoming a bitch. I didn't always like Lucy and her bratty, manipulative ways and, as so many reviewers have already stated, I didn't see that slow, delicious build in tension and sizzle that I've loved in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' earlier books. In fact, I'd have loved to have read Bree and Mike's story, fully developed as MCs. There was so much potential in that couple.
Although slightly disappointing it was still a fun, light read. SEP remains just about the only author who can lure me back to reading het romances.