For me, this was, hands down, the best book of the series!! I loved Del and Mike as characters both together and apart. Del didn't let Colin get away with anything, nor did she allow his dad Mike to get away with anything either! I loved watching their love for one another bloom and seeing how Mike handled it considering the loss of his wife in childbirth. Del's family was amazingly funny as well and though this story had it's ups and downs, it did show that these were flawed characters trying to do the best they could. Overall, I would recommend the series, but some were better than others.