I really liked book one of this series, but I'm a bit disappointed with this one. I guess it's easy to make the first book a bit unique, but to actually keep the same level of novelty up? Guess not. Book two is very much like book one, only with focus on different people, and even more romantic. Quite a bit too romantic, actually. I didn't really care much for Mary, but hey, Z. got a sideline story, and that was fun! And I'm guessing that's where book 3 is heading.