I had my hopes up until around the half way point, I really thought it was going to be a thoroughly well deserved 4 star, but all of a sudden it became unrealistic. It just got a bit too out of control. The author really knew her characters, she outlined them so well that I loved, hated, laughed, grimaced in anticipation, shouted at the characters and had a connection with all the quirks of their lives. But the story just went a little too OTT for me. A quick easy few days read, it's not horrible but doesn't live up to the hype.