The "bad guy" in this one was EXTREMELY obvious to me, but that's not a big problem. The BIG PROBLEM is Ms. McKinlay's decision to go the dreaded triangle route! She is such a good writer that she REALLY doesn't need such tired, played out gimmicks to build readership. If this continues I'll be forced to drop both this and her Cupcake Bakery series as there's a triangle brewing there, too. I love her writing style, I love her characters, but triangles drive me up the wall and I won't waste my time reading books that frustrate me anymore.