It looks like I spoke (or more accurately WROTE) too soon regarding the Private series. Yes, I still detest Reed Brennan and her pathetic and desperate and selfish nature BUT this book changed things a bit. I actually enjoyed reading it a little for TWO reasons. Firstly, the story is getting more mysterious and suspenseful with the question being,"What game are the Billings girls playing now??" and of course, Thomas turning up dead has kicked it all up a notch (I really liked him at first but like Reed, he also turned out to be a disappointment ). Secondly, I am very much interested in the romance brewing between Reed and Josh (who is the opposite of Thomas except that he's hot too :-P). So, in other words, I am curious to know what happens next and it looks like I'll end up reading the whole series after all!