This was more like an "Afterschool Special" than a romance book. There really was little to no romance. The bullying storyline was interesting, but I wasn't expecting it to be the focal point of the whole book. I think the "Sweet Magnolia" series may have gone on a little too long. I mean, pretty much every woman in the town is a member now. Anyway, it wasn't a bad book, just don't read it looking for a big romance.