I couldn't seem to put my thoughts into words, so I was reading the other reviews for this book while I decided and I gotta say...... I am so surprised at the mediocre and negative reviews!!! I absolutely LOVED this book and I'm not letting anyone convince me otherwise. I waited such a long time for it (time moves differently for me), but it was worth it (sort of - DON'T TAKE SO LONG WITH THE NEXT ONE). After reading Simply Irresistible, which was amazing, I had what I felt were realistic expectations for Lucy. I found nothing of the teenager I met in First Lady in Simply Irresistible which was disappointing, but was confident that SEP wouldn't let me down and she didn't. Definitely 5 stars!