I was really excited to read the second book after reading the first, unfortunately I was disappointed. I did not enjoy this one nearly as much as the first and only went on to read book 3 because I wanted to know how it all ended. I felt that the writer was stretching it out more than need be. That saying "beating a dead horse" ? Well I think it applies to books as well, except should be 'milking' the cash cow. She could have ended this series easily in 2 books, but instead decided to drag things out for a 3rd time.I know many people love the complete series, but I am not one of them.