In this book, the fun was gone, the excitement was not there and it was 'ho-hum'. Certainly not up to her usual standards. I was really disappointed in it. In her past books, I couldn't stand to stop reading them but in this one, I had to force myself to finish it. It seemed like a chore to read it. What happened to the fun? Aside from the beginning with Gertie at the beach, and her restaurant drama, the rest was just run of the mill. I'm sorry, but it just did nothing for me. What happened? It didn't sound like the original writer at all. I sure wouldn't recommend it to anyone else! I would read one more, but if it was not up to her usual standard, I would stop reading her books.