OK. So you always here that sequels are never quite as good as the originals, but Coulter has proved that theory wrong before... what happened? As the fourth book in the Bride Trilogy, I was looking forward to the usual clever dialog and catchy story line Coulter provides in most of her books. I waited and waited but it never got going. Tysen and Mary Rose are nice people but there is no story in that! Neither one is very witty, in fact, their personalities are really weak. The best parts of the book involved Tysen's three outrageous children. Most of Coulter's books I read at one time, I physically cannot put her books down once I get started. This one took me three days to read. I don't regret reading it, it was great to hear from Douglas, Alex, Ryder, Sophie, Colin, and Sinjun. I hope that readers who have never picked up a Coulter book will not choose this as their first. For those who have read her books before you are probably like me in that you can't help but read her newest release.