After I got this book I discovered it was the 8th book in a long running series. Well as with most romance novels, you do not have to read them in order. It's written in Julia's normal, funny prose. I enjoyed this book, it takes a different route than most romance novels for the couple to get their happily ever after but it was well worth my time. I am now hooked and am planning to read the 1st 7 as soon as I can get my hands on them (which probably means they will not be in order yet again).